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Turps Banana

/ Art School


12a -13a Taplow, Thurlow Street, London, SE17 2UQ

Studio Programme Application Deadline 1st May 2015

Turps Editors had long held the view that an artist led painting programme, a supported studio,  could flourish in a climate where there is growing disquiet about the quality of painting tuition, inadequate tutorial input and isolation in traditional studio set ups.

It was time to respond to this in much the same way that a painting magazine run by practicing painters has fulfilled a need for many painters with a desire for intellectual stimulus and focus in this area.

turps studio programme provides a dynamic structure of: mentoring, peerled learning, talks and visitors within an open studio environment.

Stimulating converstation and debate, through discourse and practice. Advancing individual development during and intensive and supported one year programme.

turps correspondence course is a one to one responsive year long programme of online mentoring. Offering an opportunity to reconnect and reinvigorate participants practice, on an international platform.

Applications are now open for September 2015 on both the Correspondence and Studio Programmes. For information on how to apply please click the links below:

Studio Programme 2015 - 16

Correspondence Course 2015 - 16


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25th August 2015

Turps Goes West

25 August - 1 September  2015
Tuesday – Saturday, 11am - 5pm
Exhibition closed on Monday Bank Holiday (31st August)

CLOSING PARTY: 1 September 2015, 6-9 pm 2015

Edel Assanti
74a Newman Street
W1T 3DB  London


Turps Banana is pleased to announce the forthcoming exhibition, ‘Turps Goes West’, a group exhibition of work by p…

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13th July 2015

Turps Studio Programme | End of year show

Turps Painters Studio Programme Open 15th and 16th July, by appointment. Email for details


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8th July 2015

Correspondence Course

Applications are being accepted for the Correspondence Course: October 2015 - September 2016


The programme, launched in 2012 has been hugely successful as a way to connect with another painter as a mentor, and form links with others on the course.

Over a year each participant enters into 5 correspondence points, including a 'group' crit half way through the programme.

For more details download the application details and programm…

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