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Turps Banana

/ Art School


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.

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.

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.

Open days and application deadlines announcement soon.

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19th November 2015

Open Days and Programme Applications

We will be posting information about Open Days to Turps Studios in South East London very soon, and opening applications for Turps Studio Programme and Correspondence Courses 2016/7.

After the success of the first round of Turps Surgeries we will be announcing a series of new dates for Feb/March 2016.

Watch this space and make sure you subscribe to our mailing list for more details.


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16th October 2015

turps surgeries


In response to requests from painters to take part in crits at Turps Studios we are launching our first series of turps surgeries.

group crits.

Each session will consist of up to six participants who will be able to bring work to Turps and take part in a group crit together. The sessions will be led by two of the turps mentoring painters from the correspondence and studio programmes along with guest painters.&…

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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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