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Susie Turner

Susie studied fine art printmaking at Cambridge School of Art and Camberwell College of the Arts. Based in South Cambridgeshire she currently works as an artist-printmaker and educator. She regularly delivers talks and demonstrations in traditional and contemporary printmaking to school children, art students, teachers and adults of all professions. Over the last eight years Susie has been keen to explore the potential of printmaking with photopolymer plates and currently offers introductory workshops to this new form of printmaking from her studio and on behalf of organisations. She has conceived and delivered a number of educational workshops for the National Trust, Arts and Minds, Cambridge University Museums and Botanic Garden, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, as well as working for the Curwen Print Study Centre, Leicester Print Workshop, Red Hot Press and West Yorkshire Print Workshop.

Susie is currently artist-in-residence at National Trust where she has been working along side staff and volunteers assisting them with activities that engage local people, families and community groups with nature in a creative way. Her aim has been to form new collaborative relationships by sharing skills and knowledge and to gain a better understanding of the local landscape, its wildlife and methods of conservation.

“Much of my work is inspired by the natural world and elements connected with life, movement and change. I am particularly interested in the impermanence of natural processes and the idea that nothing is static or fixed in time – everything is in continual and relative motion. This has led me to explore ways of depicting the movement of time through the use of transient material and natural phenomena. I often work with materials ‘found’ and ‘made’ that have the potential to change state over time or bear visual reminders of physical or biological activity”.