1954 Born in London
1982 Moved to Cornwall and studied painting and life drawing
with Roy Walker and Bob Devereux
1997 - 2002 BA  (Hons) Fine Art - Falmouth College of Arts. Class (2.1)
   
  Exhibitions with ’ Platform 5’
1999 ‘In-Sight’  Organised and exhibited  - Falmouth Arts Centre.
2 – 15 Aug 03 ‘Platform 5’  Mariners Gallery. St. Ives. Five artists from all over Cornwall exhibit the diversity of
their work.
   
  Selected Group Exhibitions
2003 Easter Show – Lemon Street Gallery, Truro. Easter Show – Mixed Exhibition at Badcocks Gallery, Newlyn.
May 03 'Marking the Surface'  Artmill Gallery, Plymouth. An exhibition of established and emerging women artists from the South West.
June 03 The Goldfish Bowl – St. Ives and Penzance, Cornwall
August 03 'Unframed' Cupola Gallery, Sheffield.
October 03 The Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford.
9-12 Oct 03 The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London.
26 Oct-13 Dec 03 Royal West of England Academy, Bristol. All works selected.
10 Jan-28 Feb 04 Fur, Feathers and Fauna',  Falmouth Municipal Art Gallery, The Moor, Falmouth.
28 May-28 June 04 'Sense of Place',  Lander Gallery, Truro.
3rd July -10 Aug 04 Summer Show, Vitreous Contemporary Art, Mitchell Hill. Truro
29 Sep-3 Oct 04 ‘On The Wall’  Olympia Grand Hall, London
13 Nov-24 Dec 04  Christmas Show, Vitreous Contemporary Art, Truro
13 Oct 2005  Truro Three Arts’ 60th Anniversary exhibition. (T3A)  Mylor Theatre,   Truro College
9 Dec 05-7 Jan 06 The Christmas show,  Vitreous,Contemporary Art, Truro
3 March-6 May 06  ‘Posers’ Exhibition.  Falmouth Municipal Art Gallery, The  Moor Falmouth.
5 Nov-16 Dec 06   Royal West of England Academy. Three works selected
   
     Ongoing
2007/2011   The Customs House Gallery, Porthleven The Square Gallery, St Mawes
   
  Solo Exhibitions
July-Sep 2005 Solo Exhibition at Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro
Sep- Oct  2007 ‘Urban Edge’  6 week exhibition at Royal Cornwall, Museum Truro
July 31 2010  Joint Exhibition with Philip Lyons at Mithian Village Hall
   
  Forthcoming Exhibitions
30 July-6 Aug 2011 Joint Exhibition with Philip Lyons at Mithian Village Hall
Until 3 Sept 2011    Down to the Sea – Lander Gallery, Truro
   
  Artist in Residence for ‘The Big Draw’ event at the museum on October 13  2007
   
  Awards
Jan 2003 Awarded ‘start up grant’ by the Visual Arts and Media Department, Southwest Arts
   
  Statement
  A move from a busy urban part of Cornwall to the coast four years ago has inspired Gill Turner’s latest paintings, an almost complete contrast to her urban ones where movement and metropolitan clutter filled every canvas.
In these paintings she aims to capture the silent and simplified atmosphere of the coastal landscape in order to distil its essence. Extraneous detail is rejected, leaving a simplicity of quiet space, elementary forms and heightened colours.
The commonplace; a tree, a field, a boat becomes something transformed, in an invented but marvellous landscape. As in her urban work, the landscape is reconstructed as an invented place quite simply by being rendered in paint leaving just the essential qualities of the actual place. 
   

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