During the 1st and 2nd World Wars, iron railings were removed and melted down in factories, opening up front gardens that were turned into vegetable patches, supplementing rations. During the Covid lockdowns, front gardens became social hubs, places to host a socially distanced dinner with your friend or a cup of tea with a family member. The front garden is a rainbow taped up in the window, a hanging basket, a blue front door, Christmas lights, and Halloween pumpkins. The transition between the private space of your home and the shared or public space of the streets, communal corridors, communal walkways, and allies.
Front Garden presents work by the Turf Studio Artists and Turf Staff Members. Concurrently with this exhibition and the lead-up to winter celebrations, Turf Projects will run a Festive Market, in which studio artists will have market stalls selling various items just in time for Christmas, including unique prints, paintings, pins, coasters, prints, rugs, key rings, magnets, stickers, clothing, silk scarves, tote bags and much more! Come down for a glass of wine, a cup of tea, enjoy some performances by studio artists, purchase their wares and enjoy the opening of Front Garden and the Festive Market on the 17th of December.
Open to visit from 10th to 17th December 2022 then again from 4th-28th January 2023, in the Gallery Space on the Ground floor of Turf Projects.
Please note that Turf Projects will be closed for a festive break from 18th December 2022 – 4th January 2023.