Squidgy World

Bea and Jill, Dust London, Katherine Smith, Kimberley Cookey-Gam, Yolanda Shields, dot.i, VIA, Ruth Beale & Izzy Duck
May 10, 2023
 to August 5, 2023
Turf, 46-47 Trinity Court, Whitgift Centre, Croydon CR01UQ

Free & open to all

Magic, joy, humour and play. ‘Squidgy World’ takes concepts of tactility and transforms Turf Projects into a space for resting, playing, and being. Take a break from the day-to-day and explore the unexpected in the shopping centre. Pick up and handle the artworks; engage with objects and ideas virtually and physically. Contrary to the typical gallery experience, in ‘Squidgy World’ we invite you to both look and touch. 


Our commissioned artists and collectives have been hosting workshops and producing new works to research and question collaboration, comfort and connection. How can creative making bring people with different experiences of the world together? How can we engage with different senses and feelings through art? How can we share the space, considering different methods of work, play, and relaxation? What are the hierarchies of play, and when & how  can we break them? 


‘Squidgy World’ will be open to the public from 10th May – 5th August 2023.


A full tour of each location built as part of the ‘Pillow Palace’ workshops led and facilitated by Bea and Jill Finch and displayed as part of the exhibition.


Related events:

Learn to crochet your own sculpture with CrochetCookey!
Learn to make small hand-stitched soft sculptures with Milktooth!
Together you can play with IKEA's fort building manual, improvising and adapting it!
Learn to make small hand-stitched soft sculptures with Milktooth!
Explore sensory experiences in the Whitgift Shopping Centre using an everyday object!
Join us for an audio described tour of the four locations on Wed 10th May.
Join Jane Thakoordin, participatory artist and mental health professional, for a gentle introduction to Trauma Informed Practice.
Join us for this screening of Stefan Szczelkun's film at Turf.
Our free feedback sessions are a chance to get feedback on your work from a practicing artist in a supportive and friendly environment.
Join us for the public opening of Squidgy World and take part in a workshop led by Queer Croydon!

Related Turf artists: