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Turps Banana

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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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23rd June 2016


Congratulations to Turps Painters Ben Jamie, Roisin Fogarty and Gareth Kemp for being shortlisted for the John Moores Prize 2016, further congratulations to Ben Jamie for being one of the five prize winners.

Congratulations to Jessie Makinson and Suzy Willey for being shortlisted for the Marmite Prize 2016, and further congratulations to Jessie Makinson for being awarded the overall Marmite Prize 2016.

And congratulations to Dale Lewis for his final show as part of the Jerwood Painting Fellowship at Jerwood Space in London.

Ben, Jessie, Roisin and Dale are all Turps Studio Painters, Suzy and Gareth are both  Turps Correspondence Course painters.