About the Artist
Susie Turner studied Fine Art Printmaking at Cambridge School of Art and Camberwell College of the Arts. Her work is inspired by the transient state of nature and patterns of growth, decay, and regeneration. The local landscape is a constant source of visual ideas.
Based in Cambridgeshire she manages her own print studio and regularly delivering talks and demonstrations about traditional and contemporary methods of fine art printmaking. For the last thirteen years Susie has helped raise the profile of printmaking as a medium for learning by sharing her skills and knowledge with school children, art students, teachers, community groups, artists and adults of all professions. Susie has worked as a tutor at the Curwen Print Study Centre (CPSC), an educational charity in Printmaking, for eight years. For the last eight years she has extensively exploring the potential of printmaking with photopolymer plates / Solarplate. She now leads workshops in Solarplate for the CPSC, West Yorkshire Print Workshop, Leicester Print Workshop, Red Hot Press, and Ochre Print Studio. As well as running workshops at the Cambridge University Botanic Garden. Susie recently delivered a talk and demonstration about Solarplate at the Tate Exchange, as a delegate of Engage, the national association of gallery education.
As well as supporting the development of artists’ ideas through print, Susie is also keen to promote ‘participation in the arts’ as a preventative and rehabilitative experience. She often works with charities and organisations that support well-being, special needs and social care. Susie has worked in collaboration with Arts and Minds in partnership with National Trust, as part of a ‘Children in Need’ funded project, by running artist-led workshops for children and their families resident at the NHS Croft Child and Family Unit, Ida Darwin Hospital, Cambridge. Susie often works on behalf of Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, delivering workshops for students disengaged from mainstream education and teachers working within Complimentary Education.
Susie regularly exhibits her work and has work in collection at Nuffield Health Hospital, V&A Museum, print archive department, University of Cambridge and Camberwell College of the Arts.