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Turps Banana

/ Art School


3a,10a -13a Taplow, Thurlow Street, London, SE17 2UQ (directions here)

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.

In 2012 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 conversation and debate, through discourse and practice. Advancing individual development during an 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.

turps surgeries are an opportunity for painters to access individual and group tutorials at turps studios. Discussion and debate in a small intensive crit environment led by turps mentoring painters. For more details sign up to our mailing list or email


Studio Programme Applications are now Closed for 2018.

Correspondence Course Applications now open for Admissions in October 2018 Click here for more info

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16th August 2018

Turps Leavers Show At Paul Stolper Gallery

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24th July 2018

Correspondence Course Applications Open

Turps Correspondence Course is an innovative project giving painters a critical perspective and challenging insights into their practice, wherever they are and at any point in their career, in the form of quarterly appraisals aimed at supporting their studio development.

During the year participants will engage in a structured two-way process, during which time, they will present works and, in turn, receive feedback from a dedicated mentor as well as the wider tutorial team at T…

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22nd November 2017

Open Day and Open Studios

Turps Art School Open Studios and Open Day 8th - 9th December 2017

Turps Studio Programme Painters | Open Studios.

Eleanor Bedlow / Angela Brandys / Lena Brazin / Victoria Cantons / Julie Caves / Maj-Gret Gaupas / The Baron Gilvan / Rebecca Harper / Charles Inge / Freya Guest / Paddy Jones / Craig Lee / Matthew Lippiatt / Shona McGovern / Scott Miles / Olly Mulvihill / Nicholas Peall / Tomas Piza Garcia …

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