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Turps Banana

/ Art School

/ Interim Show


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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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 between 10am and 6pm.

Private View on Thursday 19th March 6.30 - 8.30pm. All welcome.