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Turps Painting Studio Programme 2017-18

Deadline: 8 May, 2017

Disciplines: Fine art, Painting, Visual Arts.

Location: London, United Kingdom

Deadline: 8 May, 2017

Duration: 1 year

Eligibility: Applicants are expected to have achieved at least a BA(Hons) or be able to show similar engagement in their practice through their application

Support: Studio, Mentoring, Talks

Costs: £6,000 fee ( includes studio costs, mentoring and talks)


Program Description:

Applications are now open for the Painting Studio Programme September 2017 – July 2018, based at Turps Art School, Taplow, Thurlow Street, London SE17 2UQ. It is a unique opportunity for a select group of painters take up residence in their own dedicated studio within an exciting studio and gallery development in South East London, just 10 minutes from Elephant and Castle, and embark on an academic year long programme of intensive mentoring, dynamic group seminars, talks and lectures. Culminating in a group exhibition / open studios in London in 2018.

The course is designed to fulfill a fundamental and broad view of what we believe a solid painting programme requires by creating an environment that parallels the studio practice of an independent artist, within the supportive structure of an intensive mentoring programme. In this studio context we focus on encouraging, developing and reflecting upon the specific qualities an artist brings, and developing a high level of exchange and debate. Participants will be expected to work within this professional environment with commitment and a strong work ethic, as well as participating fully in a community-based studio.

Regular Turps staff painters and a wide array of visiting guest speakers will work closely with the group and individuals to maximize the opportunities through rigorous investigation of practice and context throughout the programme.

Mentors and visitors over the past 5 years have included:
Marcus Harvey
Phillip Allen
Phil King
Dan Coombs
Andrea Medjesi Jones
Anne Ryan
Neal Tait
Lisa Milroy
Andrew Grassie
Matthew Collings
Alex Katz
Merlin James
Nigel Cooke
Simon Bill
Alison Katz
Milena Dragicevic
Sarah Dwyer
David Rayson
Ansel Krut
Alastair Mackinven
Clare Price
Eddie Peake
Geraldine Swayne
Katy Moran
Benjamin Senior
Andrew Stahl
Kate Lyddon

And more...

Programme Overview:
• Each participant is provided with a studio space within the open plan Turps Studios with access seven days a week. Additional benefits included an onsite office, kitchen and free wi-fi access.
• One on One Tutorial Sessions with a team of dedicated mentors on a fortnightly basis.
• Regular Dynamic Group Seminars and crits with all course members and the staff team.
• A diverse series of one off talks by key practitioners within the field of painting. Uniquely participants will be actively encouraged to request visits from an extensive group of high profile international painters associated with Turps and a wider UK painting community.
• Completion Exhibition/Open Studios towards the end of the academic year (July/August 2018)

The core programme is led by Marcus Harvey (Director of Turps) Phil Allen (Programme Leader) and Helen Hayward (Director and Programme Co-ordinator)

This is not an accredited educational qualification programme but an opportunity for painters who are experienced in their practice to further their exploration of the media and re-energize their practice through intense work ethic, and critical response from practicing artists and their peers on a supported studio programme
A studio space is provided as part of the programme, however participants will be expected to supply their own materials and equipment. There is not a workshop within the studio, however we provide directory of useful and local contacts to assist participants access any technical support they may require.

The mentoring/talks timetable will be programmed around a standard academic timetable. Exact dates will be published ahead of the course start date.

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