King Street Gallery on William

John Turier

Abstractionist John Turier was born in Sydney, in 1954. He graduated from the Hunter Institute of Higher Education, NSW, in 1968 with a Bachelor of Visual Arts, and then again from the University of Newcastle in 1989, with a Diploma in Painting. He completed a Master’s Degree in fine art at the University of Newcastle in 1990. He currently lives and works in Newcastle, NSW.

John Turier’s 30-year career is underpinned by 16 solo exhibitions since 1989. Additionally, Turier’s experience as a tradesman contributed immensely to his ability to adapt illustrations into three-dimensional forms, a process which underpins his more often than not humorous sculpture.

Turier won the William Fletcher Trust Scholarship in 1990. He has also received numerous public sculpture commissions from namely, Australian Geographic, Newcastle City Council, Eden Gardens, Sydney, PCYC Australia and Commonwealth Bank.

His work can be found in a number of corporate and public collections such as Artbank, Jackson Smith Solicitors, Commonwealth Bank, SANs Hospital in Wahroonga Sydney and Newcastle City Council as well as Newcastle Regional Gallery.

A dual-retrospective exhibition of John Turier and partner Nicola Hensel is currently on display at Maitland Regional Art Gallery: Kalliope Calliope. This edition of Meet an Artist November 2019, and will conclude February 16, 2020.

King Street Gallery has represented John since 2002.

Right: Image supplied courtesy of artist 2020.

Exhibitions

Films

SHAKIN' - THE KINETIC AESTHETIC Exhibition Film

SHAKIN' - THE KINETIC AESTHETIC. An exhibition of kinetic art Gold Coast City Gallery, Qld. Curator: Virginia Rigney Videos: Alex Chomicz

Solo exhibitions [selected]

2020
Kalliope, Calliope. with Nicola Hensel Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG), NSW

2018
Matchbox Horse Art Systems Whickham, Newcastle, NSW

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

Group exhibitions [selected]

2017
Board Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, NSW
Phantom Show Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW

2016
Sculpture Garden 20th Anniversary Lake Macquarie Regional Art Gallery

2015
The Piano has been Drinking [Not Me] Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW
The Phantom, Travelling Wollongong, Mackay Toowoomba, Tweed Newcastle

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
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
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 Springs, NT
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
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

Collections

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

This creative Adamstown couple live and breathe art by Jo Bevan

The Newcastle Herald Online

24 November 2019

When publicity trumps probity by John McDonald

The Sydney Morning Herald

27 September 2008

Metro Picks: John Turier

Sydney Morning Herald

September 2006

Turning point in the balance by Jill Stowell

Newcastle Herald

20 April 2002

Louder than words by M. Ryan

Newcastle Morning Herald

18 February 2001

An Eye For Art: John Turier

The Newcastle Herald

2001

John Turier exhibition catalogue

Newcastle Regional Art Gallery exhibition catalogue

2000