TAG turns Inside Out - Free to Play | Artist - TAG/JR. Installed March-August 2013

"Awesome video!" - Inside Out Project, NY.
'There are many threats to the innocent pleasures of play in our streets. Generations before could kick a ball, chase a hoop. But now the tarmac outside our houses runs with fast cars, the threat of mugging, drug dealing, and violent crime. FREE TO PLAY is the utopia we wish for - where our children can get fresh air, and develop a sense of fair play, sharing, and genuine human interaction.' 

Twenty-one young people from our community braved the cold weather to bless us with a collection of enigmatic portraits. These will be on display in the neighbourhood noticeboard (under the Shepard Fairey mural), and online as part of the Inside Out Project. We will show one poster at a time, changing the subject every week. The child gets to keep their giant portrait, and a small piece of the biggest art exhibition the world has ever seen.

As the portraits are shown, we will reveal the subject below. And in the spirit of game-playing, we will ask one child to pick a number from 1-21, to select our first Free to Play Portrait. That individual then gets to pick the next number, and on until 21 weeks later, our project will be complete.

All artwork, text and images © Turnpike Art Group 2022.