Turf Projects

Keeley Road, Croydon, London, CR0 1TF

And so it was, and so it is


Turf Projects

Challenging the traditional format of the themed group exhibition, over the past year the 6 artists have been collaborating to write a short story that formed the groundwork for the show ‘It Was A Dark And Stormy Night’. The exhibition travelled to Castlefield, Manchester & Two Queens, Leicester, each time producing a new incarnation. Much like an exquisite corpse game, the artists took turns in adding a line to a story. From this story the artists created sensational & exaggerated work celebrating farce & lightness that underpins their practices. ‘And so it was, and so it is’, is the culmination of this collaborative work. In the form of a large scale group installation, the artists will be exploring the work created over the duration of this project, interlinking themes & practices to create new narratives. They will be taking over the gallery & its Instagram, submerging all aspects of the Turf’s identity into their overzealous & sensational aesthetic.


Florent Dubois, Graeme Durant, Jemma Egan, Lindsey Mendick, Suzanne Posthumus, Josh Whitaker