‘Solastalgia’ presents work by Turf Studio Artists and Turf Staff Members. 

26 Jan – 23 Mar 2024

Turf Projects, 46-47 Trinity Court, Whitgift Centre, Croydon CR01UQ

Free & open to all

WHAT IS SOLASTALGIA?

sol.a.stal.gia. (noun) Definition:

“Solastalgia occurs when someone feels a sense of anxiety, grief, or loss due to the degradation or alteration of their home environment. It is the inability to find solace in one’s surroundings.”

 

The end of 2023 marked Turf Projects’ 10 year anniversary. It has been a time to look back at the journey the organisation has been on, celebrating all that we’ve achieved; and also to look forward to the space we are yet to carve out, the Croydon of the future we would like to create.

Following on from themes from our last programme ’Desire Paths’, and linking in to Turf’s year of ‘demystification’, Turf staff, studio holders, and collective members have contributed works to a group show exploring our relation to home, to sense of belonging, to Croydon and space – or lack thereof.

‘Solastalgia’ incorporates the work of 21 artists and groups to create a communal Croydon folklore; some works that celebrate our shared space, and some that show longing for those that have been lost.

 

The show will be accompanied by an events programme including Turf’s 10th Birthday Party and an opportunity to meet contributing artists at our Open Studios day.

We offer free audio described tours of ‘Solastalgia’!

These tours are suitable for visitors with visual impairments of any age and their companions.

Email info@turf-projects.com to arrange a free tour with our Access Lead.

Exhibiting Artists

Jess Marie

(She/Her)

Mira Hirtz

(She/Her)

Skye Baker

(She/Her)

Natalie Mitchell

(They/Them)

Asha Fontenelle

(She/They)

Eleanor Green

(She/Her)

Alice Cretney

(She/Her)

Exhibition Documentation

a photograph of the 'Solastalgia' exhibition
a photograph of the 'Solastalgia' exhibition
a photograph of the 'Solastalgia' exhibition
a photograph of the 'Solastalgia' exhibition
a photograph of the 'Solastalgia' exhibition
a photograph of the 'Solastalgia' exhibition
a photograph of the 'Solastalgia' exhibition
a photograph of the 'Solastalgia' exhibition

Upcoming Solastalgia Events

A workshop connecting our memories & sense belonging in Croydon, with that of the natural world.

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