Lorraine Turley’s work is concerned with the contextual response to words, memory, relationships and experience.

Landscape and text based images are created in response to the written word and memories of places visited. Layered and obscured, the text becomes indiscernible and reads as marks. As a visual image, the work resonates mood, impermanence and continuum.

The paintings evoke transient snapshots and memories of places visited. They allow the viewer to create a personal relationship and dialogue with the work and to be transported to a place where sound, light, emotion and image form the experience when looking at the work. The work comes from the imagination and from memories.

They are murmurings from the past – real from imagined.

Solo Exhibitions

2015
Murmurings 
North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford

1991
Ritual
The Ash Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

1989
Magyarorszag
FMK Young Artists Club Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

1988
Monuments to an Age Old Tradition
Vajda Lajos Pince Galleria, Szentendre, Hungary

1988
One person show
Karl Marx Economic University, Budapest, Hungary

1987
One person show
Galts, Glasgow, Scotland

Work Experience

2008-present
Teacher of Art
St Edward’s School, Oxford

2005-2008
Teacher of Art/Art Textiles Icknield Community College, Watlington, Oxfordshire

2005
Invited life drawing tutor as part of Drawing week
Foundation Art & Design, Oxford Brookes University

1999-2001
Life drawing Tutor
Bloomin’ Arts, (now known as Fusion) East Oxford Community Centre, Oxford.

1995-1996
Taught drawing and painting privately
Bangkok, Thailand

1989-1995
Lecturer on the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Course
Department of Drawing and Painting, Glasgow School of Art

1992-1994
Lecturer on the Drawing and Painting
Adult Day Classes and Life-Drawing Evening Classes, Glasgow School of Art

1992
Invited Lecturer in Printmaking
Glasgow School of Art

1992
Tutor in Figure Drawing Classes
Rothesay Academy, Campbelltown Grammar and Islay High School in association with Strathclyde Regional Council Education Department

1991
Taught Master Class
3-D work and Drawing in association with Strathclyde Regional Council Education Department within Glasgow School of Art

1991
Taught Summer School Classes in Drawing and Painting
Life-Drawing and Landscape, Glasgow School of Art

1990
East End Community Arts Project Teaching Photography to Primary school children in Carntyne, Glasgow

Education

2005-2006
Artist/ Teacher Scheme
Post-Graduate Diploma in Advanced Educational Practice, Oxford Brookes University

2004-2005
PGCE Art
Oxford Brookes University

1987-1989
Hungarian Academy of Fine Art
20 month British Council Post-Graduate Exchange Scholarship to study at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Art, Budapest, Hungary

1986-1987
Glasgow School of Art
Post-graduate Diploma of Fine Art, Drawing and Painting (Highly Commended), Glasgow School of Art, including study at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, USA

1982-1986
Glasgow School of Art
Bachelor of Arts, Fine Art, Drawing and Painting with First Class Honours

1976 – 1982
Greenfaulds High School
Cumbernauld, Glasgow

Group Exhibitions

2017
Oxford Int’l Art Fair
Oxford Town Hall

2015
Out of hours
Oxford Artweeks North Wall Gallery, Oxford

2009
Interpretation/Inspiration
Oxford Town Hall

2008
Group show
Fireside, Oxford

2005
Collective
ATS, Modern Art Oxford

2004
PGCE Art
Oxford Brookes University, Oxford

2000
Art Auction
McLaurin House, Ayrshire

1997
8 Painters, Venus’ Flower Basket
Mayfest, Glasgow

1995
Celebrating 100 years
Centenary Exhibition, Mackintosh Gallery, Glasgow School of Art

1995
Christmas show
Compass Gallery, Glasgow

1994
Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art
McLellan Galleries, Glasgow

1994
Glasgow Group Developments
Painting Exhibition, Intermedia Gallery, Glasgow

1994
Painting Staff Exhibition
Newbury Gallery, Glasgow School of Art

1993
Moments/Monuments
Two person show in FMK Young Artists Club Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

1993
Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art
McLellan Galleries, Glasgow

1993
Glasgow Group Developments
Painting Exhibition, Intermedia Gallery, Glasgow

1993
Painting Staff Exhibition
Newbury Gallery, Glasgow School of Art

1993
Phillips Auction, Dreams of Childhood
Scottish Contemporary Art Exhibition, Glasgow/Edinburgh

1992
Recent Graduates
Mackintosh Gallery, Glasgow School of Art

1992
Art from the Billiard Room Christmas Exhibition, Glasgow

1992
Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art
McLellan Galleries, Glasgow

1991
Glasgow 1990 Retrospective
Art from the Billiard Room, Glasgow

1990
Staff Show
Mackintosh Gallery, Glasgow School of Art

1990
Group Show
Barbizon Gallery, Glasgow

1990
Exchanging Influences
Four women show, Mayfest, City of Culture 1990, Glasgow

1990
Auction for third year Drawing and Painting visit to Amsterdam, Phillips Auctioneers, Glasgow

1990
Scottish Contemporary Art Auction for “Child line, Scotland”, Phillips Auctioneers, Glasgow

1990
“Anchored in Figuration”, group drawing show, The Arches, Glasgow

1990
Scottish Contemporary Art Auction for Glasgow Film Theatre 2, Phillips Auctioneers, Glasgow

1990
Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art, McLellan Galleries, Glasgow

1989
Post-graduate diploma show, Hungarian Academy of Fine Art, Barcsay Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

1989
Performance work in the Bercenyi Kollegium Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

1989
“Group show”, Studio Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

1988
“Seven International Artists”, Barcsay Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

1988
Spring Festival, Szerb Utca Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

1988
Auction and exhibition for Transylvanian refugees, Vajda Lajos Pince Gallery, Szentendre, Hungary

1988
Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art, McLellan Galleries, Glasgow

1987
“Post-graduate diploma show”, Mackintosh Gallery, Glasgow School of Art

1987
“Painting 369”, Mayfest, Tron Theatre, Glasgow

1987
Royal Scottish Academy Student Competition, Edinburgh

1987
“New Generation”, Compass Gallery, Glasgow

1987
Drawing exhibition, Paisley Art Institute, Paisley, Scotland

1987
Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art, McLellan Galleries, Glasgow

1987
“Muveszet”, International Drawing Exhibition, Budapest Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

1986
“Degree show”, Mackintosh Gallery, Glasgow School of Art

1986
Transmission Gallery, Glasgow

1986
The Mall Galleries Observer Hunting Group Exhibition, London, England

1986
“New Talent”, 369 Gallery, Edinburgh

1986
“Young Scottish Graduates”, Compass Gallery, Glasgow

1986
Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art, McLellan Galleries, Glasgow

1986
“Drawings”, 369 Gallery, Edinburgh

1986
Royal Scottish Academy Student Competition, Edinburgh

1986
“Christmas Drawings”, 369 Gallery, Edinburgh

1986
Newbury Gallery, Glasgow School of Art

1986
Drawing Exhibition, Inn on the Green, Glasgow

1986
Aid for Nicaragua Auction, Newbury Gallery, Glasgow School of Art

1986
Drawing Exhibition, Paisley Art Institute, Paisley, Scotland

1985
Summer School Bursary Exhibition, Hospitalfield House, Arbroath, Scotland

1985
Royal Scottish Academy Student Competition, Edinburgh

1985
New Contemporaries, ICA slide collection, London, England

1979
Pirnie Hall Summer School Bursary Exhibition, People’s Palace, Glasgow

Awards and Prizes

1993
Scottish Arts Council Funding Award for exhibition in FMK Young Artists Club Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

1990
Ian McTaggart Trust award for exhibition in Ash Gallery, Edinburgh

1987 – 1989
British Council Post-graduate exchange scholarship to study at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Art, Budapest, Hungary

1987
Hospitalfield House Summer School Scholarship, Glasgow School of Art.

1987
John and Anna Laurie Bequest, Glasgow School of Art

1986
John and Anna Laurie Bequest, Glasgow School of Art

1985
John and Mabel Craig Bequest, Glasgow School of Art

1979
Pirnie Hall Summer School Bursary, Strathclyde Regional Council, Glasgow

Other Activities

“Moments/Monuments” two person show, filmed for Hungarian TV (Magyar TV2) screened 9/7/93

Interviewed by Toth Vali about being a Scottish woman artist living and working in Hungary for Hungarian TV, screened 10/10/89

Published article entitled, “Hungary” for ALBA magazine, Oct/Nov 1988

Visiting artist in Yugoslavia and Poland with Richard Demarco

Committee member of “Pan-European Artists Exchange Programme”

Travelled extensively in United States, South East Asia, and Eastern Europe

Lived in Budapest, Hungary for two years and Bangkok, Thailand for 4 years. Speak basic Thai, Hungarian, French and German

Enjoy singing especially Scottish folk music and sang in folk/jazz band in Budapest

Member of “Fusion”, East Oxford Community Centre, Oxford

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