Margaret Turner

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Margaret Turner

Margaret was born in Townsville and after residing in Canberra for many years she relocated to Brisbane in 2004 to live close to her family. Margaret commenced art lessons with Canberra Pastel Artist Judy McConchie in 1988. Pastel was not widely used by artists at this time and she was captivated how the medium was able to interpret light and sensitivity simply by the stroke of a pastel stick.

Margaret has resided in Malta, Peru and the Netherlands for periods of several years and draws inspiration from these places as well as the Australian landscape. Still life and flora also among her favourite subjects.Margaret is a traditional artist and paints in oil and pastel. Light and atmosphere is her passion and it is the pastel medium which enables her to translate this effect with subtlety. She has a special connection with the South American environment where she lived for several years and her interpretation of Peruvian tradition reflects the deep sensitivity she feels for this region. She visited Peru again in November 2005 and rekindled her affection for this culture.

Margaret has won many Awards and has had several solo and group exhibitions.She has also had articles published in the Australian Artist Magazine. She is a member of The Pastel Society of Australia and The Queensland Art Society. Whilst living in Canberra, Margaret was a regular exhibitor at the Canberra Times Outdoor Art Show and featured as a guest artist on several occasions. She was awarded Master Pastellist status from the Pastel Society of Australia in July 2009.Margaret resides in The Gap, Qld and has a gallery at her home which may be viewed by appointment.

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  • 2000 December Bungendore Woodworks Gallery, Three Dimensions, Group
  • 2002 March Canberra Times, Outdoor Exhibition, Guest Artist
  • 2003 October Yarralumla Gallery, A Pageant of Paintings, Margaret Turner and Arlene Williams
  • 2004 July Yarralumla Gallery, Shadow and Light, Solo
  • 2006 October Bungendore Woodworks Gallery, Before the year is Out, Group
  • 2006 March Canberra Times Outdoor Exhibition, Guest Artist
  • 2008 June Parker Gallery, A Sense of Place, Solo
  • 2009 May Bungendore Fine Art, My World, Solo
  • 2009 December Bungendore fine Art, Fab 5, Group
  • 2010 September Bungendore Fine Art, Coming Together, Margaret Turner and Isla Patterson
  • 2011 October Yarralumla Gallery, Two Artists, Margaret turner and Isla Patterson
  • 2011 September Percolator Gallery, Glimpses, Group
  • 2013 September Bungendore Fine Art, It’s About Light, Solo
  • 2014 October Percolator Gallery, Quartro Donne – Four women, Group
  • 2016 November Percolator Gallery, Canvassations, Group
  • Artists Society of Canberra Art Competition 2001 Second Prize (Pastel) August 2001
  • Quota/Rotary Art Competition, Wagga Wagga Second Prize (Pastel) October 2002
  • Royal Canberra Show Judge February 2002/03
  • Batemans Bay Art Society Second Prize (Oil) January 2004
  • Pastel Society of Australia Annual Exhibition People’s Choice Award May 2005
  • Pastel Society of Australia Monthly Achievement Award November 2005
  • Pastel Society of Australia Highly Commended Pastellist of the Year November 2006
  • Queensland Art Society Art Competition Commended April 2007
  • Brookfield Art Show Third Prize Open Category May 2007
  • Artist Society of Canberra Art Competition Highly Commended (pastel) September 2007
  • Artist Society of Canberra Art Competition People’s Choice Award September 2007
  • Pastel Society of Australia Highly commended Pastellist of the Year Award December 2007
  • Maleny Art Awards Second Prize (miniature) June 2008
  • Pastel Society of Australia Annual Awards Highly Commended October 2009
  • Pastel Society of Australia Winter Competition Commended June 2009
  • Maleny Art Awards First Prize (Pastel) June 2009
  • Maleny Art Awards First Prize (Miniature) June 2009
  • Maleny Art Awards People’s Choice Award June 2009
  • RNA Show Brisbane First Prize (Pastel) August 2009
  • D’Arcy Doyle Art Awards 2009 Highly Commended (pastel) December 2009`
  • Brookfield Art Show Second Prize (Pastel) May 2010
  • Maleny Art Awards Commended May 2010
  • Pastel Society of Australia Winter Competition Highly Commended June 2010
  • RNA Show Brisbane Third Prize (Pastel) August 2010
  • Pastel Society of Aust Annual Awards 2010 Highly Commended December 2010
  • Brookfield Art Show Best in Show May 2011
  • Maleny Art Awards Highly Commended (Pastel) June 2011
  • Maleny Art Awards Second Prize (Miniatures) June 2011
  • Pastel Society of Australia Winter Competition Highly Commended July 2011
  • Pastel Society of Australia Annual Awards 2011 Commended December 2011
  • Brookfield Art Show First Prize Still Life May 2012
  • Brookfield Art Show Show Special Prize May 2012
  • Pastel Society of Australia Winter Competition People’s Choice Award July 2012
  • RNA Show Brisbane Third Prize Still Life August 2012
  • Pastel Society of Australia Annual Awards 2012 Commended December 2012
  • Royal National Show Canberra 2013 First Prize February 2013
  • Royal Queensland Art Society Pastel Competition 2013 Highly Commended March 2013Brookfield Art Show Third Prize (Pastel) May 2013
  • RNA Show Brisbane 2014 First Prize Marine Landscape August 2014
  • RNA Show Brisbane 2014 Third Prize Pastel August 2014
  • Pastel Society of Australia Annual Awards First Prize Still Life September 2014
  • Royal Show Canberra Second Prize Pastel February 2015
  • Brookfield Art Show First Prize Pastel May 2015
  • Padua Art Show Special Award Still Life May 2015
  • Pastel Society of Australia Annual Awards Highly Commended Still Life September 2015
  • King’s Christian College Easter Arts Festival Gallery Award March 2016
  • Brookfield Art Show First Prize Pastel May 2016
  • Brookfield Art Show Third Prize Pastel May 2016
  • Australian Artist February 2000 Master Painters of Australia, 46-47
  • Australian Artist August 2009 Pastel Society of Australia Article
  • Australian Artist August 2014 Pastel Society of Australia Article

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