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Olivia Turner

Olivia  Turner
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My concern with spatial awareness, is evident within my work, which continually plays with conventional ideas about spaces. My paintings look at perspective, composition and structure and are inspired by Brutalist architecture.

My interest in architecture is something which I have continuously been captivated by, the powerful structures and materials of these building have always fascinated me. I constantly refine my compositions to create spaces that highlight the hidden beauty of buildings that would often be overlooked. By isolating them from their original surroundings, I want to give the viewer no option but to interactive with them.

Olivia Turner, Leeds 1992
Lives and works in Edinburgh

2015 BA Hons Painting University of Edinburgh
2012 Foundation in Art & Design Batley School of Art


The Biscuit Factory. Newcastle

Departure of the Line - Upright Gallery. Edinburgh
Refine - Stallan-Brand. Glasgow

Flow - Visual Arts Scotland. Online
30 x 30 Online Edition - Society Scottish Artists. Online
Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair - The Online Edition
Reduct - Royal Scottish Academy. Edinburgh
Intermediate Interactions - The Foundry Gallery. London
Borders Art Fair - Visual Arts Scotland Stand. Springwood Park

SSA | VAS OPEN - Royal Scottish Academy. Edinburgh
Winter Show - Art Pistol. Glasgow
Utopia - What’s Your’s? - Gracefield Arts Centre. Dumfries & Galloway
Love Triangle: For The Love of Geometry - Deep Space Gallery. New Jersey
Utopias - Upper Church Summerhall. Edinburgh

20/20 - Upright Gallery. Edinburgh
Forms Assembled in the Light: The KPP Prize - Sunny Bank Mills. Farsley
RSA Open Exhibition - Royal Scottish Academy. Edinburgh
Open Contemporary Young Artist Award - The Biscuit Factory. Newcastle

RGI Annual Open Exhibition - Mitchell Library. Glasgow
RSA Open Exhibition - National Gallery. Edinburgh
Intersection - DOK Artist Space. Edinburgh
Hidden Door Festival - Leith Theatre. Edinburgh

FLY 2016 - Royal Scottish Academy. Edinburgh
RSA Open Exhibition - Royal Scottish Academy. Edinburgh
Hidden Door Festival - Kings Stable Road. Edinburgh
Exceptional - Scream Editions. London
RSA New Contemporaries - Royal Scottish Academy. Edinburgh

Hidden Door Festival - Kings Stable Road. Edinburgh

2016 RSA Latimer Award
2016 RSA Sir William Gillies Bequest Award
2015 Shortlisted Artist, Parade Presents Prize
2015 Runner - UP, Astaire Art Prize
2014 Shortlisted Artist, Astaire Art Prize
2014 Selected Artist, Dakota Hotel Sponsorship