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BIOGRAPHY

Cade Turner (b. Sydney, Australia, 1977) received a Bachelor of Media (Visual Communications) from Macquarie University in 2001. Turner has exhibited locally and internationally and his work is held in private collections across Australia, Singapore, Japan, Italy, France and the USA.

Unlike many of his peers, Turner is a self-confessed Romantic artist. His contemporary, heart-felt, evanescent works emit mystery, mood and romantic grandeur. Turner uses the lens as his paintbrush to free light and colour caught in a living stasis, transforming them to unveil exquisite, untouched, visual symphonies that evoke a full spectrum of emotion.

Turner’s approach to photography is unique. On location, he is intuitively guided by light, colour and his emotional response to them and his surroundings. He completes most of his work in-camera (no Photoshop), using a variety of self-developed, unconventional techniques that have been mastered with great patience over the past fifteen years to create impactful effects. This unique approach enables him to capture previously unseen impressions of the very essence of light, its movement, explosive sensitivity and meaning that everyday eyes often miss.

Turner’s creative core lies deep in Romanticism. His style ranges from rich, abstract works of colour, to an early form of photographic Impressionism known as Pictorialism (c1845-1918) which focuses on the aesthetics and emotional impact of a work, rather than the object or scene itself. Since 2009, Turner has been working on a transition in influence from Impressionism to the edge of Romanticism, yet he maintains a raw, contemporary and often abstract edge. Shifting from capturing light and depicting its changing qualities, Turner is now investigating and telling lights emotive story.

CV

1977

Born Sydney, Australia

1998 - 2001

B.Media & Communications (Major: Visual Production), Macquarie University, Sydney Australia

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015

Sydney Unseen, Manly Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Manly NSW Australia

2014

Vela, Sara Roney Gallery, Rushcutters Bay NSW Australia

2013

Symphony of Light, Depot II Gallery, 2 Danks Street, Waterloo NSW Australia

North Head, Sara Roney Gallery, Rushcutters Bay NSW Australia

2010

Light + Colour + Movement, Painter’s Gallery, Mona Vale NSW Australia

Light + Colour + Movement, Gallery Red, Glebe NSW Australia

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

Reflection/Refraction, Warringah Creative Space, North Curl Curl NSW Australia

2015

HeartSpace-Phenomenobilia Chippendale, A MOP Projects Exhibition, Gallerie PomPom, Chippendale NSW Australia

Enduring Reserves, Gallery Lane Cove, Lane Cove NSW Australia

Metaphysical, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart TAS Australia

2014

The Metaphysical Experience of Being At Sea, Aboard The Yukon Tall Ship, Sydney Aquarium, Sydney NSW Australia

The Pittwater Collective, NSW Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW Australia

Illumination, Avalon Recreation Centre, Avalon NSW Australia

Add On, Depot II Gallery, 2 Danks Street, Waterloo NSW Australia

Verge Art Awards, Verge Gallery, University of Sydney, Darlington NSW

2013

Add On, Depot II Gallery, 2 Danks Street, Waterloo NSW Australia

ArtIN Manly, Manly Arts Festival, Manly NSW Australia

Keeping Company with The Collection, Manly Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Manly NSW Australia

2012

A Retrospective, Artour International Festival, Florence, Italy

Add On, Mary Place Gallery, Paddington NSW Australia

Manly Arts Festival, Manly NSW Australia

2011

Altered States of Reality, Agora Gallery, New York NY USA

Manly Arts Festival, North Head Sanctuary, Manly NSW Australia

Add On, Mary Place Gallery, Paddington NSW Australia

Frameworks, Manly Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Manly NSW Australia

Inspiration, Painters Gallery, Mona Vale NSW Australia

2010

Reflection, Depot II Gallery, 2 Danks Street, Waterloo NSW Australia

Immerse, Depot II Gallery, 2 Danks Street, Waterloo NSW Australia

Together, Studio 4 Gallery, North Manly NSW Australia

Editor’s Picks, underground ARTspace, Balgowlah NSW Australia

Manly Arts Festival, underground ARTspace, Balgowlah NSW Australia

2009

Manly Lagoon Life Festival, Manly NSW Australia

Le Petite, Mary Place Gallery, Paddington NSW Australia

Manly Arts Festival, Manly NSW Australia

Liverpool City Art Prize, Casula Powerhouse, Casula NSW Australia