Art galleries

2017: Croydon’s Summer of Love

Posted on February 23rd, by Andrew Dickinson in Culture. 15 comments

The world needs happiness more than ever right now, so let’s lead by example

Well, what a miserable year 2016 turned out to be. The year got appalling press for a variety of reasons, and Croydon again was mentioned as one of the most miserable places to live. Incidentally, who do they ask for these surveys? How can we reach these people?

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Exhibition review: ‘Get Fit’ at the TURF Gallery

Posted on March 11th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. No Comments

Liz Sheppard-Jones gets physical in an art gallery

Former Deputy Prime Minister Michael Heseltine had a rule when in government: all proposals presented to him must take up no more than one side of A4 paper. If it’s longer, declared the lusciously-locked one, it’s either too complicated or you’re not thinking about it clearly. (Or it’s proper rocket science: some things are necessarily complex and written for … Read More »

Event review: What is Tru Luv? The first show in Croydon’s new TURF Space

Posted on June 12th, by Tom Winter in Culture. No Comments

The sensual intensity of this exhibition is a reflection of love, says Tom Winter

As Morrissey once sang, the rain fell hard on a humdrum town as I made my way to the newly christened Turf Space, or as some may think of it, the space where Turf Projects now manifests its physicality. Despite my recent lack of involvement with Turf Projects due to the demands of … Read More »

TURF Projects opens new art gallery in Croydon town centre

Posted on June 3rd, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

TURF Projects, the Croydon art collective previously best known for its innovative art installation-cum-crazy-golf course, opens a new gallery and workspace in Croydon town centre.

Release begins: Celebrate the launch of Turf’s new Gallery & Workspace, and join us for the launch of this inaugural exhibition. Tru Luv will challenge the value of love in contemporary art and discuss the ethical questions raised by displaying the intimate.

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November’s submissions for “I would make Croydon better by…”

Posted on November 12th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

How could Croydon be improved? We want your suggestions today! Email us at

A few months ago, we launched a campaign to get your suggestions to make Croydon a better place. Why? From the beginning, a big part of the Citizen has been about proposing concrete, achievable solutions to the town’s problems. Now we want to do more and involve readers on a larger … Read More »