Dr Jeremy Turner

Programme Leader BA Fine Art


2006: Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, University of Chester
2001: PhD Sculpture by Practice, University of Leeds
1995: MA Fine Art, Bretton Hall College of the University of Leeds
1992: BA (Hons) Fine Art, Manchester Polytechnic


2007 Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, University of Chester

2005/07 Lecturer, Fine Art at the University of Chester

2005 Visiting Lecturer, Faculty of Art, Architecture & Design, University of Lincoln

2004/05 0.5 Lecturer, Sculpture Dept. of Contemporary Art Practice, University of Leeds

2000 Visiting Lecturer, The Arts Institute, Bournemouth

1998/04 0.5 Lecturer, Sculpture Dept. of Fine Art, Bretton Hall University College

1996/97 Sculpture Research Fellow, Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Higher Education

1994/95 P/T Sculpture Technician, Dept. of Fine Art, Bretton Hall College of the University of Leeds


Our relationship with technology continues to manifest itself in many guises. Clouting a rock with another rock; making a sharpened flint tool with which to hack at an animal carcass is not so far removed from engaging with a computer to produce this statement. They are both in their way, a means of getting by, perhaps even a necessity.

The necessity of stuff; mechanisms and structures, in short, things that make doing other things easier and quicker, cheaper and more efficient has a long history. Similarly, the exploitation of that valid premise has a history of equal length.

This sculpture then becomes an exploration of that antagonistic relationship between necessity and exploitation; between what we sign up for and what we object to.

Recently, the arena in which that relationship is played out, the landscape, be it Classical, agricultural, military, industrial for example has started to be an informing interest.

Published work

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2009 Refulget Labores Nostros Coelo, Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini, Villa Favard, Florence
2008 Stories and Structures, Grosvenor Museum & Gallery, Chester
2003 Talking Point Offices of Manning, Selvage & Lee, London
2001 Leisure State Centre for Sculpture, Bretton Hall campus, University of Leeds
1996 Back to Source Diorama Gallery, London

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013 Zeitgeist Open Exhibition, 2013, Bond House Gallery, ASC Studios, London
2013 Above & Below, Alvanley Cliff Woodland, Curatorial Project and Exhibition
2011 In The Woods Today, Alvanley Cliff Woodland, Curatorial Project and Exhibition
2010 Intro, Cube Gallery, Manchester
2010 Here Lies Art, Nunhead Cemetery, London
2009 Thoroughly Modern Dora, Brent Artists Resource, Willesden Green, London
2009 Encounter, Contemporary Urban Centre, Liverpool
2008 Mobilise, University of Chester
2008 EdgeCentrics, Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre, Liverpool
200718@108 RBS Gallery, London
2006 Beauty & the Beast Stourhead National Trust, Wiltshire
2006 Eating Out in the Great Outdoors MODA, University of Middlesex
2005 Art in the Garden Harold Martin Botanic Gardens, University of Leicester
2004 Outdoor Habitats MODA, University of Middlesex
2001 Ida Branson Memorial Bequest Exhibition Atkinson Gallery, Millfield, Street, Somerset
2000 Means of Production New Greenham Arts Centre, Greenham Common Crossing Mrura Gallery, Bellharbour, Eire
1999 Art & the Engineers British Engineerium, Brighton

Awards / Prizes

2004 Royal Society of British Sculptors, (elected associate member)
2003 Gilbert Bayes Charitable Trust, (sculpture research grant)
2002 Yorkshire Arts, (research and development grant)
1993/94 Scottish Arts Council (bursary/ residency, Scottish Sculpture Workshop)

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Turner, J (2001)"From Parochialism to Internationalism, a Sculptural Journey." Journal article published in The Cutting Edge, Volume 4, ISSN 1366-8005

Other refereed and/or non-published conference contributions

Turner, J (2009) "Crossing the Border, a Right Bloody Performance." Paper delivered at Aberystwyth University, Living Landscapes conference.

Turner, J (2009) "The Silence of Dormant Information & Other Stories." Paper delivered at the University of Chester, Silence conference.

Turner, J (2009) "Original Sin." Paper delivered at the University of Chester, The Art of Appropriation & Kurt Schwitters in England conference

Turner, J (2007) "In Praise of Gawping: A Topographical Study of the Lincolnshire Landscape." Paper delivered at The University of Nottingham, Space, Place & Visuality symposium

Turner, J (2005) "Mixed Media." Paper delivered at the Royal Society of British Sculptors, London