1 house. 2 locations. 21 stories. A first-of-its-kind initiative by internationally acclaimed story activist Jordan Bryon, TURF showcases art by public housing residents in a purpose-built traveling replica of a public housing unit. Step inside the elevator-turned-sound art booth and be transported. Wander through time and space, hearts and minds down a hallway of photos, paintings and projections. From penthouse to park bench and Sugar from one Neighbour, ice from another are stories to read in open diaries and watch on the living room TV.
“In gentrified inner city suburbs, public housing and prime real estate are side by side but worlds apart. TURF is where these worlds collide,” says Jordan. “Most people want nothing to do with public housing – it’s dirty, it’s dangerous, it’s different. Sure it can be all of those things but it’s so much more. TURF opens the doors and invites everyone in to see public housing for what it really is: a cocoon of diversity, dreams and dilemmas.”
Launch Party: Gladstone Park, Balmain. Saturday 30th November 2013, 4pm. The party will have free food, drinks, live music and performances. All welcome.
Location 1: Gladstone Park, Balmain: 28th November to Monday 2nd December 2013. Open daily: 9am to 6pm
Location 2: Surry Hills Library Court: 5th December to Monday 9th December 2013. Open daily: 9am to 10pm
For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/transformyourturf