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Jan Turner

Artist

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'I was born in Bermuda in 1957, moving to England as a child in 1965. After attending Wymondham College as a boarder, I spent seven years studying Fine Art Painting at Great Yarmouth School of Art, St Martins School of Art and the Royal College of Art. 

I exhibited in the New Contemporaries at the ICA as well as the Stowell's Trophy at the Royal Academy whilst still at college and had paintings shown at Rock Week in the ICA in 1984. I was chosen by Gillian Ayers to be included in The Discerning Eye at the Mall Galleries in 1991 and have had various exhibitions in London including the Arts Theatre, Brick Lane Gallery and Brixton East. I have shown work in several venues in Brighton and the Birley Centre in Eastbourne where I exhibited my Autobiography Fence. '

These works are made from wood salvaged from skips using reclaimed and recycled paint. The two works form a diptych. One is called Eden Burns which is about the current environmental crisis. The second is called Looking for Rainbows and represents the search for solutions to our present predicament. The works can be viewed as a barricade or a gateway. 

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Eden Burns

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Looking For Shadows