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Globe Arts Studio, Slaithwaite (Sept 13 to Oct 23)

Edinburgh-based artist Olivia Turner is returning to her grandpa’s hometown of Slaithwaite for a solo exhibition, Coalescence. Turner left her hometown of Brighouse for Edinburgh in 2012 to study painting at Edinburgh College of Art.

Having enjoyed a string of successes, exhibitions and awards after graduating, Olivia Turner has become a notable and well-established artist in Scotland. She was selected for the prestigious New Contemporaries exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy, and has since continued to develop her practice. She has exhibited worldwide, and is currently the President of the Society of Scottish Artists – the youngest in the organisation’s 130-year history.

She has also been a recipient of several awards including the Royal Scottish Academy’s Latimer Award; RSA Sir William Gillies Bequest Award, and the Open Contemporary Young Artist Award.

Coalescence, at Globe Arts Studio, will show the depth of Turner’s practice and how it has developed over the last few years. As the title suggests, it will bring together several avenues which Turner has continued to explore and will include two and three-dimensional outcomes. It will feature a new series of paintings along with some new marquetry work, which emerged during lockdown.

Exhibition Dates: 13 September – 23 October 2021
Opening Times: Monday to Thursday, and Saturdays 10am to 3pm
Globe Arts Studio, Carr Lane, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield, HD7 5AG

Social hashtag: #coalescence #oliviaturner #globearts

‘“I am delighted to be exhibiting on home soil for the first time. Having been postponed due to Covid 19, it is really nice to finally see the show come to fruition. Jackie, director of Globe Arts, has been extremely supportive of my career, since first teaching me art at GCSE and I was thrilled when she invited me to exhibit at Globe Arts Studio.” Olivia Turner

“I’m so very proud to have known Olivia from the days as her art teacher and form tutor. You know when you’re around somebody who is going to go far! I’ve followed her creative journey throughout her study at Batley School of Art, her Degree at Edinburgh College of Art, as instigator and director of the DOK artist-run space in Leith, and now as she emerges as a young British artist. It is fabulous that Olivia has agreed to show her new work in her hometown of Huddersfield and I am especially honoured that the exhibition is with us here at Globe Gallery, Globe Arts Studio.”Jackie Harrowsmith – Director, Globe Arts Studio

Olivia Turner - Coalescence
Globe Arts Studio, Carr Lane, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield HD7 5AG, UK
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