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Turps Banana

/ Art School

/ Open Day | 21st March 2015


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

OPEN DAY 2015 | March 21st 11am - 3pm | intro talks at 12noon and 2pm| all welcome.

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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10th March 2015

Interim Show

An opportunity to see an exhibition by the painters currently working on the Turps Studio Programme.  Turps Studio programme provides a dynamic structure of; mentoring, peer led learning, talks and visitors withing an open studio environment.

Sixteen painters are currently on the programme working at Turps Studio, First Floor Walkway, Units 10 - 13a Taplow, Thurlow Street, London SE17 2UQ.

The exhibition will be open from Thursday 19th March - Sunday 22nd March b…

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22nd November 2014

Open Day | 12th & 14th December 2014

The Turps Studio Programme is a unique  opportunity  for  a  select  group  of painters  take  up  residence  in their  own  dedicated studio within an  exciting  new  studio and  gallery 
development within the iconic Aylesbury Estate in South East London,  just  10 minutes  from  Elephant  and  Castle, and  embark  on  an  academic  year long…

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8th October 2014

Keith Coventry Donates Painting

TURPS Banana magazine is delighted to announce the relocation and reopening of its celebrated art school this September.

Established in 2012 by Marcus Harvey and Peter Ashton Jones, the TURPS Art School is unique in that it is wholly artist-led, totally independent and, most important of all, focusses exclusively on painting.
Marcus Harvey states: “Towards the end of 2013 we began the process of relocating the studio based…

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