John  Turton

John Turton

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Curriculum vitae

Education

1971 -1973 Claremont Technical College (Diploma of Fine Art)
1974 WA Institute of Technology (Bachelor of Fine Art)

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1973-78 Churchill Gallery-Perth.
1979 Fremantle Art Centre
1980-82 Fine Art Gallery - Perth
1984-87,93.95,97 The Town Gallery, Brisbane.
1987,90 Gallery Australia, Perth
1988,91,93,00 Famed Gallery, Darwin.
1989 Cape Gallery, Byron Bay
1989 Lake Russel Gallery, Coffs Harbour.
1998 Regional Gallery, Harvey Bay.
1999 Michael Commerford Gallery, Sydney.

Selected Group Exhibitions

1981 West Coast Watercolour, Fremantle Art Gallery.
1982 Landscape Images, Fremantle Art Centre.
        Still Life Exhibition, Fremantle Art Centre.
1983 Five Artists, The Town Gallery, Brisbane.
        West Australian Artists Exhibition,
        Holdsworth Gallery, Sydney.
1984 Western Australian Artists in China, Praxis, Perth.

Awards

1977 Melville Art Prize, WA
1978 Canning Art Prize, WA
1979 Albany Art Prize, WA
        6UA Radio Art Prize, Albany WA
        Harvey Art Prize WA
        Watercolour Prize, Royal Perth Show
        South Perth Art Prize, WA
        Melville Art Prize, WA
1982 Best Landscape Mackay Art Society WA
        Canning Art Prize, WA
1984 Coloundra Acquisitive Art Prize, QLD
1985 Redcliff Art Prize, QLD

Commissions

2010 Greenslopes Private Hospital, Brisbane (10 pieces)
2011 Sky City Casino, Darwin (over 60 pieces commissioned for the 2012 refurbishment)
2012 Hilton Hotel, Gold Coast large triptych commissioned for the hotel front entrance.

Residencies

1981 Artist In Residence, Gascoyne Region, WA Arts Council
1982 Artist In Residence, Mundaring Arts Centre (offered -not taken up)
2012 Artist In Residence, Cataract Gorge, Launceston Tasmania

Publications

Artists and Galleries of Australia & New Zealand, Germaine, M.ed. Sydney Landscape Press
Art and Australia - Vol. 21 - No. 2 & Vol 23- No 3 - Lynn E.ed.
Contemporary Western Australian Painters and Printmakers Fremantle Arts Centre Press.
1979 - Mason - M.ed.

Teaching Experience

1979-82 Watercolour Tutor Fremantle Arts Centre - WA
Mixed Media Arts Tutor-Brisbane Institute Of Fine Arts - QLD
1984-85 Watercolour & Painting Tutor - TAFE Brisbane

Collections

The National Gallery of Victoria
UTAH, Chamber of Mines, Perth
Artbank, Murdoch University, Perth
BHP Australia
IBM Australia
Sky City Casino, Darwin (over 60 pieces commissioned for the 2012 refurbishment)
Royal Perth Hospital, Premiers Suite Collection, Perth
Novak Tonkin
Commonwealth Bank Collection
SGIO Collection
R & I Bank Collection
Standard Chartered Bank Collection
Comalco
Numerous Council, Private and overseas collections including Robert Holmes A Court, WA and Brian Arrowsmith, Qld

Artist Statement

Although he considers himself essentially a colourist, John has always used the landscape as a means of gaining inspiration as well as an avenue for conveying his love of the land.
Australia's beauty and scale, its shape and spaces, its light and energy are ever stimulating. Through his experience of different places and the putting together of both vibrant and subtle shades of colour, John feels that he begins to portray some of the detail, depth and texture of the land.

John Turton

Curriculum vitae

Education

1971 -1973 Claremont Technical College (Diploma of Fine Art)
1974 WA Institute of Technology (Bachelor of Fine Art)

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1973-78 Churchill Gallery-Perth.
1979 Fremantle Art Centre
1980-82 Fine Art Gallery - Perth
1984-87,93.95,97 The Town Gallery, Brisbane.
1987,90 Gallery Australia, Perth
1988,91,93,00 Famed Gallery, Darwin.
1989 Cape Gallery, Byron Bay
1989 Lake Russel Gallery, Coffs Harbour.
1998 Regional Gallery, Harvey Bay.
1999 Michael Commerford Gallery, Sydney.

Selected Group Exhibitions

1981 West Coast Watercolour, Fremantle Art Gallery.
1982 Landscape Images, Fremantle Art Centre.
        Still Life Exhibition, Fremantle Art Centre.
1983 Five Artists, The Town Gallery, Brisbane.
        West Australian Artists Exhibition,
        Holdsworth Gallery, Sydney.
1984 Western Australian Artists in China, Praxis, Perth.

Awards

1977 Melville Art Prize, WA
1978 Canning Art Prize, WA
1979 Albany Art Prize, WA
        6UA Radio Art Prize, Albany WA
        Harvey Art Prize WA
        Watercolour Prize, Royal Perth Show
        South Perth Art Prize, WA
        Melville Art Prize, WA
1982 Best Landscape Mackay Art Society WA
        Canning Art Prize, WA
1984 Coloundra Acquisitive Art Prize, QLD
1985 Redcliff Art Prize, QLD

Commissions

2010 Greenslopes Private Hospital, Brisbane (10 pieces)
2011 Sky City Casino, Darwin (over 60 pieces commissioned for the 2012 refurbishment)
2012 Hilton Hotel, Gold Coast large triptych commissioned for the hotel front entrance.

Residencies

1981 Artist In Residence, Gascoyne Region, WA Arts Council
1982 Artist In Residence, Mundaring Arts Centre (offered -not taken up)
2012 Artist In Residence, Cataract Gorge, Launceston Tasmania

Publications

Artists and Galleries of Australia & New Zealand, Germaine, M.ed. Sydney Landscape Press
Art and Australia - Vol. 21 - No. 2 & Vol 23- No 3 - Lynn E.ed.
Contemporary Western Australian Painters and Printmakers Fremantle Arts Centre Press.
1979 - Mason - M.ed.

Teaching Experience

1979-82 Watercolour Tutor Fremantle Arts Centre - WA
Mixed Media Arts Tutor-Brisbane Institute Of Fine Arts - QLD
1984-85 Watercolour & Painting Tutor - TAFE Brisbane

Collections

The National Gallery of Victoria
UTAH, Chamber of Mines, Perth
Artbank, Murdoch University, Perth
BHP Australia
IBM Australia
Sky City Casino, Darwin (over 60 pieces commissioned for the 2012 refurbishment)
Royal Perth Hospital, Premiers Suite Collection, Perth
Novak Tonkin
Commonwealth Bank Collection
SGIO Collection
R & I Bank Collection
Standard Chartered Bank Collection
Comalco
Numerous Council, Private and overseas collections including Robert Holmes A Court, WA and Brian Arrowsmith, Qld

Artist Statement

Although he considers himself essentially a colourist, John has always used the landscape as a means of gaining inspiration as well as an avenue for conveying his love of the land.
Australia's beauty and scale, its shape and spaces, its light and energy are ever stimulating. Through his experience of different places and the putting together of both vibrant and subtle shades of colour, John feels that he begins to portray some of the detail, depth and texture of the land.