Australian Artist in 2012 Bursary Awards, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London

Exhibition dates: 15th Nov – 14th Dec

Royal British Society of Sculptors

PRIVATE VIEW: Wednesday 14th November

6 – 9pm

108 Old Brompton Road, London, SW7 3RA

Having won a 2012 bursary, Australian artist, David Turley, will be participating in the Royal British Society of Sculptors highly anticipated Bursary Awards, opening in London on Wednesday 14th November. The Bursary Awards present an unparalleled opportunity for early career sculptors and provides a critical platform for the promotion of diverse sculptural languages. The Bursary Award was established and is supported by the Gilbert Bayes Charitable Trust.

The Royal British Society of Sculptors is an independent artist led organisation that promotes professionalism and creative diversity among sculptors/artists and is committed to making accessible the full range of contemporary practice. The Society is patronized by Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II.

London Art critic Sarah Kent comments “Sculpture has never seemed more healthy; the ability to adapt to changing circumstances gives it almost limitless potential and by embracing diversity, the Society confirms its ongoing relevance to today’s practitioners.’

David’s practice is a mapping of seemingly unrelated histories, objects, places and events, shifting between irreverence and a more personal contemplative exchange. David often references religious ceremony and investigates the understandings and connections between the physical world and transmission beyond.

David Turley, Dark Energy, 2012, C-Type print

DAVID TURLEY [born Northam, 1977]

David graduated with an MA in Art in Public Space from RMIT University, Melbourne in 2009.  He has exhibited widely over the past ten years in both public and artist run galleries throughout Australia. His move to London has been based on a research project supported by the Department of Culture and Arts Western Australia. David is a current bursary recipient of the Royal British Society of Sculptors, London. Alongside his solo art practice David has collaborated on performance/installation works for the past twelve years with Korin Gath as d&k.  d&k were included in the survey of Australian collaborative practice, Duetto at the Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide 2010.

They have been awarded numerous studio residencies including Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (2005) and an Australia Council studio in Tokyo (2006).