ALAN TURNERTo improve knowledge and skill in all forms of art and art techniques and observe and study original works of art and forms of architecture - Fiji, USA, UK, Netherlands, France, Italy, Greece, India, Thailand
Alan was a painter he was also an, art teacher. He arrived in Tasmania with his family in 1946. He studied at the School of Art, Hobart: and obtained aDip Ed. Uni of Tasmania.
He was a Sculpture Lecturer, at the School of Art and later transferred to teach at Clarence High.
Later after moving to the area he became the regional moderator in art for the NW. He was a Tasmanian teacher from 1965-71 being appointed Senior Master of Art, Burnie High School, in1969.
Alan used his fellowship to study at St Martins School of Art, London and travelled in Europe and USA.
FELLOWSHIP CONCLUSIONS & OUTCOMES
He received numerous art awards including:
• Young Contemporaries Art Prize (Blue Gum Festival) 1968
• Coastal Art Prize (landscape) 1970.
He also held various Individual Exhibitions
• 1966,69 Don Camillo Restaurant, Hobart; and in the same years at Little Gallery, Devonport;
• 1969,71 Salamanca Place Gallery, Hobart;
• 1971‘Watercolours’, Bonython Art Gallery, Adelaide;
Plus he featured in various selected Group Exhibitions with the Contemporary Art Society, Tas; at Tas Art Gallery Exhibition, TMAG; 1969 Blue Gum Festival of Tas’, TMAG; ¨ 1970 ‘Guy Boyd, Alan Turner & Tony Woods’ Bonython Art
Gallery, Sydney; ¨ 1970 ‘Watercolours by Tasmanian Artists’, Salamanca Place Gallery, Hobart;
Alan Turner died in a road accident at Rocky Cape, NW Tasmania on 8 June 1971.
He was a huge loss to the Tasmanian Art world.
Following his death and exhibition to celebrate his work was held in 1975, called ‘Alan Turner Retrospective’, Hobart Building Society Gallery.