John Turier

Born        

1954 Sydney, NSW, Australia

Studies

1990 Post Graduate in painting, University of Newcastle, NSW
1989 Graduate Diploma in painting, University of Newcastle
1988 B.A. (Visual Arts), Hunter Institute of Higher Education, NSW

Solo Exhibitions

2013 Cardboard Sword King Street Gallery on William, Sydney
2011 Button and Box King Street Gallery on William
2008 Songs from the Night Train Newcastle Region Art Gallery, NSW
Horse Drawn King Street Gallery on William
2006 new work king street gallery on burton, sydney
2004 stretch king street gallery on burton
2002 in the blink of an eye king street gallery on burton
2001 Damien Minton Gallery, Newcastle, NSW
1998 Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1997 Coventry Gallery
1996 Coventry Gallery
1994 Coventry Gallery
1993 Coventry Gallery
1992 Coventry Gallery
1989 Coventry Gallery

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012 KIAF/12 Korean International Art Fair, Seoul
In [two] Art Maitland Regional Gallery, travelling: SH Ervin Gallery; Orange Regional Gallery; Goulburn Regional Art Gallery; Swan Hill Regional Gallery; Wollongong City Gallery, NSW; Dalby  Regional Gallery, Qld; Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW;  Pine Rivers Art Gallery, Qld
Virtual Reality: Interpreting the Landscape [King Street Gallery @ Newcastle University Gallery, Newcastle, NSW
Shakin’ The Contemporary Kinetic Aesthetic Gold Coast City Gallery, Qld
2011 In [two] Art Maitland Regional Gallery, Travelling
2009 Quirky: from the collection Newcastle Region Art Gallery, NSW
I Walk the line  Contemporary Australian Drawing, Museum  of Contemporary Art Sydney
The Pasha Bulka Exhibition Newcastle Maritime Museum, NSW
2008 Float – the boat in contemporary art Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, NSW
2007 Monolithic Peloton Gallery Sydney, NSW
2006 last show of the year king street gallery on burton
2005 Art + Humour Brenda May Gallery, Sydney
Two Clouds Maitland City Art Gallery, NSW
Never need artist again machine Newcastle Region Art Gallery, NSW
last show of the year king street gallery on burton
2004 Casuarina Sculpture Prize Tweed Heads, NSW
Recent Acquisitions Newcastle Region Art Gallery
2D-3D Maitland City Art Gallery, NSW
The Kinetic Show Maitland City Art Gallery
last show of the year king street gallery on burton
2003 The Salon Des Refuses SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney
king street gallery at Span Gallery, Melbourne
last show of the year king street gallery on burton
2002 The Lady Nock Sculpture Collection presented by Defiance Gallery, Sydney
last show of the year king street gallery on burton
2000 Drawn From The Word Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, NSW
1999 Toys By Artists Lake Macquarie Arts Centre, NSW
Do You Remember? Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
New Sculpture –1999 Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney
1998 Diary Show Coventry Gallery
Place Making Maitland City Art Gallery
1997 Innenseite Kassel Germany
Christmas Exhibition Coventry Gallery
Obsessions Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra
Staged Works Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
1996 Diary Show Coventry Gallery
Boat Rocket Art Gallery, Newcastle
Working Relationships Maitland City Art Gallery
Obsessions II Armidale Regional Art Gallery, NSW
1995 Launch Rocket Art Gallery
Ironsides Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
Australia Felix Euralla Art Gallery, NSW
Works on Paper Coventry Gallery
Christmas Exhibition Coventry Gallery
Seven Newcastle University Art Gallery, NSW
1994 Working With The Wall Ivan Dougherty Gallery, University of NSW, Sydney
Preconceptions Watt Space, Newcastle
20th Anniversary Show Coventry Gallery
Obsessions Campbelltown Bicentennial City Art Gallery; Armidale Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Group Show, Headmasters Cottage Gallery, Sydney
Sculptors of the Hunter Region Maitland City Art Gallery
Five Finalists-Sculpture Commission University of the Northern Territory, Darwin, N.T.
Christmas Exhibition Coventry Gallery
First Eleven Newcastle University Gallery
1993 Alice Springs Invitation Prize Alice Spring,  N.T.
Coventry Diary Coventry Gallery
 Christmas Exhibition Coventry Gallery
1992  Coventry Diary Coventry Gallery
 Adelaide Biennale State Gallery of South Australia
Recent Sculpture Newcastle Regional Art Gallery
Works From The Stockroom Coventry Gallery
1991 Eltham Art Prize Eltham Art Gallery, Vic
New Art Five Coventry Gallery
Lake Macquarie Art Prize Invitational Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
Christmas Exhibition Coventry Gallery
Coventry Diary Coventry Gallery
1990 Muswellbrook Art Prize Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Blake Prize Travelling Exhibition- touring Australia
Young Collector Coventry Gallery
Melbourne Art Fair Melbourne Exhibition Building, Melbourne
Shifting Ground Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Sixty-Six Coventry Gallery
1989 Group Show, Fuji Papermaking Mill, Tokushima, Japan
Blake Prize Blaxland Gallery, Sydney
Fifteen Days ‘til Christmas Coventry Gallery
Muswellbrook Art Prize Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery, NSW
1988 Black and White Coventry Gallery
Small Works Contemporary Artist’s Gallery, Newcastle
Muswellbrook Art Prize Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery
1987 Small Works Contemporary Artist’s Gallery
Muswellbrook Art Prize Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery
1986 Newcastle Show Prize Newcastle Regional Art Gallery
Small Works Contemporary Artist’s Gallery

Awards

1990 William Fletcher Trust Scholarship

Commissions

2007 Public Sculpture Commission, King Street, Newcastle, NSW
2005 City Gateway West End Public Art Project, Newcastle
2004 Cassurina Sculpture Commission, Tweed Heads, NSW
2003 Ten Sculptures, Eden Gardens, Sydney
2001 Five Sculptures- New Pathology Wing, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle
Flood Song Bridge, Newcastle City Council Chambers
2000 Bronze Blue Heeler Awards, PCYC
Sculptural Herald to the Lake Pathway, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, NSW
Sculpture Installation, Hotel Parramatta, NSW
Sculpture Installation, Australian Geographic
Sound Panels, Charlestown Bypass, RTA,  NSW
Sculptural Herald Lake Pathway, Lake Macquarie,  NSW
1999 Take Rest-sculptural seating, Newcastle City Council
Bronze Blue Heeler Awards, PCYC
1997 The Four Elements, Kooragang Island Installation, Newcastle City Council
1996 Washed Ashore-sculptural seating, Newcastle City Council
1994 Four Sculptures-AAPT Building Commonwealth Bank, Sydney
1992 Two Sculptures, Emilia’s Restaurant, Park Royal Hotel, Sydney
1991 Four Artworks, Park Royal Hotel, Sydney
1990 Sony Handycam Perpetual Trophy, Sony
New FM Radio Mural, Newcastle, NSW

Collections

Artbank John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle
Australian Geographic, NSW Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
Commonwealth Bank, NSW Newcastle City Council
Hotel Parramatta, NSW Newcastle Regional Art Gallery
Jackson Smith Solicitors Park Royal Hotel, NSW

Selected Bibliography

2009 Johnston, Isobel: ‘Drawing Outside the Lines,’ art guide Australia, May/June, pp18-19
McDonald, John: ‘On their marks, get set, go,’ Arts & Entertainment-SMH, May 9-10, pp16-17
2008 Stowell, Jill: ‘Traces of genius on a night train,’ weekender- Newcastle Herald, Sept 6, p30
2006 Clement, Tracey: Swiss Neutrality, Sydney Morning Herald, Sept 8-14 p27
2005 Harris, Michelle: Sculptor turns concept of art full circle, Newcastle Herald, Aug28
Stowell, Jill: The artfull lodger, Newcastle Herald, Sept. 3
Swinfield, Linda: Public Ownership, Newcastle Herald, Jan.15
2003 Stowell, Jill Popular Pictures, Newcastle Herald, June 28
2002 Stowell, Jill: turning point in the balance, Newcastle Herald, April 20
2001 Ryan, M: Louder Than Words, Newcastle Morning Herald, Feb 18
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery staff: An eye for art, Newcastle Herald, Dec 31
2000 Louder than words, Newcastle Herald, June
K.R.: Constructing Futures, Catalogue Essay, Newcastle Regional Art Gallery
1997 McDonald, John, Precise Boredom, The Sydney Morning Herald, July 12
1995 Geisser, Marie, Catalogue Essay, AAP Collection, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
1994 Lynn, Elwynn: Critical Depth to Serious Studies, Weekend Australian, Sept 10
James, Bruce: Galleries, Sydney Morning Herald, Sept 13
Fedderson, Jutta: Soft sculpture and Beyond
1993 New Art Five, Craftsman House Press
Watson, Bronwyn: Westerners Defeat Distance, Sydney Morning Herald, Mar 5
Geisser, Marie: Definitive Australian Painting, Craft International,
Edderser, Jutta: Soft sculpture and beyond, G&B Arts International, p146-7
1992 McDonald, John: Erotic Love & Humility Extract Their Due, SMH, Mar 14
Hedger, Michael: Prowess, originality shine through, Newcastle Morning Herald, Oct 26
Geisser, Marie: Spatial Harmonics, Craft Arts International, No. 24
1991 Allen, Christopher: Artistic truth before the alter of the market, SMH, Mar 23
Stowell John: Recent graduates extend themselves in new works, Newcastle Morning Herald, Mar 2
New Art Five, Nevell Drury Publication, Craftsmen House