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Turps Banana

/ Art School

/ Archive - November 2018


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 off site mentoring programme is a new programme aimed at painters based in London who want to receive mentoring whilst remaining in their own studios.

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 2019-20 Applications Now Open. Click here for more info. 

Correspondence Course 2019 - 20 Applications now open for Admissions in October 2019 Click here for more info


Off Site Studio Programme 2019 - 20 Click here for more info


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15th November 2018

Turps Open Day 1st December 2018

Turps Open Day 1pm - 3pm Saturday 1st December 2018

Please join us on Saturday 1st December 2018 to tour the studios and find out more about the programmes we offer at Turps ahead of our application deadlines for next year.

No Booking required. However, please email to register your interest or if you have any queries.

Based in the iconic Aylesbury Estate in South Eas…

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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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