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25th July 2018


Isabelle Dutoit / Zohar Fraiman / Heike Kelter / Corinne von Lebusa / Rosa Loy / Catherine Lorent / Justine Otto / Eva Schwab / Bettina Sellmann / Alex Tennigkeit / Miriam Vlaming / Rose Wylie


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25th January 2018

Turps Cloud

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12th January 2017

In Conversation |

Exhibition| 21 January - 25 February 2017
Preview| 20 January 6-8pm
Artist Talk| 11 February 3-4pm

Turps Gallery presents 'In Conversation', an exhibition showing the work of two painters, Roisin Fogarty and Suzy Willey.  Recently they have had the opportunity to come together through the e…

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15th November 2016

John Greenwood | A Sad Miracle


Exhibition: 22 October - 3 December 2016
Preview: Friday 21 October 6pm
Artist Talk: Saturday 12 November 3pm


John Greenwood's paintings were featured in Young British Artists 1 at Saatchi Gallery in 1991. An important decision to commit to full-time parenting rather than pursue a visible art career has resulted in him developing his work privately over the intervening ye…

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23rd June 2016

Mechanical Abstract

Mechanical Abstract

Exhibition runs: 4 June - 25 June
Opening: 3 June 6.30-8.30pm

Artists Talk - Saturday 25 June 5pm


Lothar Götz | Jonathan Parsons | DJ Simpson | Neil Zakiewicz
Curated by Neil Zakiewicz

The painters in Mechanical Abstract utilise mechanical means to control the chaotic and irregular flow emanating from a brush or can by shielding off areas, or the line of …

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16th January 2016

Open Call for Proposals

Turps Gallery is inviting proposals for painting shows curated by painters, which examine or challenge ideas about current painting dialogue.

Deadline 1st February.

Submissions information:

Please send hard copies only to:
Turps Gallery
Unit 11a Taplow
Thurlow Street
SE17 2UQ

Please use standard mail (no recorded or registered post) and no padded envelopes.

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16th January 2016

Charrette Artist Talk

With Lorraine Fossi, Celia Scott and Curator James Tabbush, 23rd January 5-6pm

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27th November 2015

New Website

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2nd November 2015

John Wilkins Solo Exhibition

Private View: Friday 13th November 18:00-20:30

Exhibtion November 14th- 5th December 

John Wilkins' career spans over three decades. Since the mid-80's Wilkins' practice has been characteristic for its persistent affirmation of reoccurring motifs examining the discourse of painting. In his words: “paintings of paintings; paintings of painting, and always paintings of the of.”

Primarily manifested in two scales - large and small …

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26th September 2015


Screen curated by Benjamin Deakin and Emma Elia-Shaul.

This exhibition explores the illusionary depth of the painted surface. Screen in this case becomes a metaphor for the painted surface, to operate as a dynamic space in which the intentions and efforts of the artist are simultaneously revealed and concealed. Screens slide, intersect and divide pictorial space, and in works such as Velázquez’ ‘Las Meninas’, they can become the painting within the paint…

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25th July 2015

Summer Mix

A salon style summer exhibition has become a fixture on London galleries’ calendars. Turps Gallery is embracing this tradition with the first of its annual Summer Mix shows. Works by thirty-one artists have been selected presenting a dynamic range of practices and dialogues taking place today. Summer Mix is Turps Gallery’s playlist for summer 2015. 


Jessie Brown | Rose Davey | Carlos David | Dan Davis | Matthew Draper | Stuart Elliot | Louise E…

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8th July 2015

Turps Studio Programme | End of Year Show 2014-15

Turps Gallery and Studios
Opening: 10th July 2015 6pm - 9pm


Lesley Blakelock
India Dewar
David Edmond
Roisin Fogarty
Adam Hennessy
Norman Hyams
Ben Jamie
Adam Kelly
Dale Lewis
Fiona Long
Jessie Makinson
Mateusz Odrobny
Paige Perkins
Richard Reid
Jonathan Stubbs
Nadine Talalla


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20th June 2015


Slide presents three artists who engage with processes of layering and obscuring, and at moments revealing the origins of their works' making. They each share an approach to painting that could describe using the Dutch word lossigheydt. Roughly translated it refers to a style of behaviour that is artfully effortless and has historically been used to describe the looseness of painted marks.


Gabriel Hartley's work is characterised by bol…

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3rd April 2015

Gallery News

Towards the end of the month we hope to announce some exciting news about a new programme for the gallery space at Turps.

Check back for more info in about a weeks time.



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