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Introducing Our Croydon at Croydon Clocktower

This exhibition highlighted the process of intergenerational passing of knowledge between elders from Croydon’s Caribbean community and the artists who have been commissioned for the Our Croydon project - Nina Mdwaba, Jeremiah Brown and felix taylor. In the first of four exhibitions in the Our Croydon project, the artists introduced their work and celebrated their experiences of Croydon in their own words. In addition, the exhibition included a new artwork featuring photographs by the Our Croydon Elders, and an illustrated walking map of the Our Croydon host venues: Croydon Clocktower, Talawa Theatre Company, Stanley Arts and Turf Projects.

Introducing Our Croydon was presented at Croydon Clocktower Atrium Galleries from 11 - 24th November 2023.

Image Credit: Daniel Oluwatobi, Sam Nightingale

Creative Communities of Croydon by Jhinuk Sarkar

This walking map illustrates the four host venues of the Our Croydon project: Talawa Theatre Company (at Fairfield Halls), Croydon Clocktower, Stanley Arts and Turf Projects (at Whitgift Centre) and some key green spaces in the borough.

Specially commissioned fo
r the Our Croydon project.

Illustration by Jhinuk Sarkar.

Archiving Our Croydon connections

This series of photographs is the result of a workshop with elders from Croydon, led by artist and poet Jeremiah Brown. The artist-elders documented aspects of their life in Croydon, inspired by Jeremiah’s invitation and photography workshop that positions the archive as a practice of active remembering.

Images by Heather Davi, Patricia Learmond, Marie Williams.

Art Direction by Dr Cecilia Wee.

Design by Joshua Woolford.

Our Croydon was a project led by Talawa Theatre Company in partnership with Museum of Croydon and Stanley Arts, part of London Borough of Culture.

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