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Susie Turner

Workshop Leader & Educator

Visual Arts
Education / Participation

Susie initially trained and worked as an illustrator before pursuing her interest in Fine Art. She studied Fine Art Printmaking at Cambridge School of Art and Camberwell College of the Arts. Based in south Cambridgeshire Susie currently practices as an artist-printmaker and educator delivering talks and demonstrations about traditional and contemporary methods of fine art printmaking.

Susie worked as a tutor and workshop leader at the Curwen Print Study Centre, an educational charity in fine art printmaking, for eight years helping devise and delivering a variety of workshops and courses for schools children, art students, teachers, community groups, museums and galleries, and professional artists. Since then Susie has run workshops on behalf of West Yorkshire Print Workshop, Leicester Print Workshop, Red Hot Press, University of Cambridge Museums and Botanic Garden, Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art/William Knibbs Complimentary Education, Arts & Minds in partnership with National Trust, NHS Croft Child and Family Unit, Ida Darwin Hospital, Inspire, Rowan Humberstone and Eddies (formerly Cambridge Mencap).

Over the last twelve years Susie’s aim has been to help raise the profile of printmaking as a medium for learning by sharing skills and knowledge with school children, art students, teachers, community groups, museums and galleries, artists and adults of all professions. As well as supporting the development of artists’ ideas through print, Susie is keen to promote ‘participation in the arts’ as a preventative and rehabilitative experience by working with organisations that support health, special needs and social care. Recent commissions include, Susie working in collaboration with Arts and Minds in partnership with National Trust, as part of a ‘Children in Need’ funded project, devising and delivering workshops for children and their families resident at the NHS Croft Child and Family Unit, Ida Darwin Hospital, in Cambridge.

As part of a recent residency at Anglesey Abbey, National Trust, Susie worked alongside staff and volunteers learning how to maintain habitats for wildlife and helping engage people with nature in a creative way. During her residency Susie devised and delivered creative workshops for adults with special needs, on behalf of Rowan Humberstone and Eddies (Cambridgeshire Mencap). Susie also led a participatory workshop for children and their assistants from the Granta Special School, in Linton.

Much of Susie’s own print works are inspired by the transient state of nature and patterns of growth, decay and regeneration. She often works directly with materials found and made - the local landscape is a constant source for visual ideas. Susie is a member of Printmakers Council. She regularly exhibits her work both locally and nationally. Exhibitions includes Addenbrooke’s Arts, City of London Barbican Centre Library, New Ashgate Gallery, in Kent, the Bankside Gallery, London, University College London Hospital, Clare Hall and the Nuffield Hospital in Cambridge.

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