• Meredith Turnbull

    (English, No title (decanter), green glass, pewter, silver and cork, c. 1850) 2018

    archival pigment print on paper

    Courtesy of the artist and Daine Singer, Melbourne

    Meredith Turnbull

    (Czechoslovakian, No title (paperweight), coloured and uncoloured glass, n.d) 2018

    archival pigment print on paper

    Courtesy of the artist and Daine Singer, Melbourne

    Meredith Turnbull

    (Greg Daly, No title (stoneware form), stoneware, 1977) 2018

    archival pigment print on paper

    Courtesy of the artist & Daine Singer, Melbourne

  • Meredith Turnbull: Closer

    Tuesday 27 Mar 2018 to Sunday 1 Jul 2018

    Meredith Turnbull takes a non-hierarchical approach to art making, combining sculpture, photography, decorative objects and jewellery in artworks that invite reflection upon usevalue and decoration, adornment and excess. In Closer the artist presents an installation of newly commissioned work which responds to the University of Melbourne Art Collection. Turnbull has drawn from the Collection’s eclectic and vibrant holdings of decorative art to make new forms and display contexts for objects ranging from large scale wood carvings, glazed earthenware and porcelain, to modernist fine art jewellery. Closer engages with decorative traditions to explore the intersections between visual art, craft and design. 

    Meredith Turnbull is a Melbourne-based artist, curator and writer. She completed a Bachelor of Art (Honours) in Art History at LaTrobe University in 2000, a Bachelor of Fine Art (Gold and Silversmithing) at RMIT University in 2005 and a PhD at Monash University in the field of Sculpture and Spatial Practice in 2016. Recent projects include Hardbody Sculpture at Daine Singer and Softbody Sculpture at Pieces of Eight in 2017. Turnbull has held solo exhibitions at Station, MADA Gallery, Pieces of Eight, Bus Projects, The Other Side, West Space, the Centre for Contemporary Photography, TCB and The Narrows. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at Heide Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Victoria, Craft Victoria (with Manon van Kouswijk), Jam Factory, Adelaide (with Tom Borgas and Kate Beckingham), Melbourne Art Fair, VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery and the George Paton Gallery. 

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