• Meredith Turnbull in her studio. Courtesy of the artist.


    Thursday 31 May 2018, 6.00- 7.00pm
    Meredith Turnbull, artist

    WRITING & CONCEPTS is a public lecture series and publication reflecting on the relationship between the process of writing and the development of social, political and philosophical questions within contemporary arts and cultural practice.

    Join Meredith Turnbull for an artist response to the life of objects, their relationship to human practice, their intersection with ideas of artistic discipline, and the dimensions of time and space.


    Meredith Turnbull is a Melbourne based artist, curator and writer. Turnbull’s practice is multi-layered, often engaging with decorative and craft traditions, photography, sculpture and jewellery making. She has an ongoing interest in the intersection of visual art, craft and design and their associated histories and theory.

    Recent projects include Closer here at The Potter SHE TURNS at c3 Contemporary Art Space, 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. She has exhibited in group exhibitions at galleries including the Heidi Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Victoria, Craft Victoria, Jam Factory, Adelaide, Melbourne Art Fair, the VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery and the George Paton Gallery. In 2016 Turnbull was co-editor (with Shelley McSpedden) of un Magazine issue 10.1.

    She is currently a lecturer in Art History at RMIT University specialising in Contemporary Art and C20th Craft and Design and in Fine Art in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Monash University. She is represented by Daine Singer, Melbourne.


    WRITING & CONCEPTS is produced by Jan van Schaik, published by ART + AUSTRALIA, and proudly supported by the RMIT School of Art, RMIT Architecture & Urban Design, Spring 1883, MvS Architects, and Future Tense.

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