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An exhibition to raise funds for the TURPS ART SCHOOL opening in September.

TURPS BANANA is an exquisitely produced and erudite painting magazine written exclusively by painters. Admired by many for the breadth and range of the features and for its independence, Turps Banana does not carry any advertising giving it a unique and fresh position in the art world, and by so doing creating an objective distance from the perils of ‘fashion’ and an empowerment to painters from different generations through regular in-depth interviews with art world heavyweights to recent graduates.

In September 2012, Turps will open the doors of its new art school based in Bermondsey. The one-year course aims to provide an intense mentoring structure for committed painters and, as well as a back to basics approach, Turps will have the support and involvement of some of the most illustrious painters who have worked with the magazine during the publication of 11 issues.

Although artists have donated works to help to support the magazine and the development of the art school, this exhibition has been carefully considered to reflect that which is current, significant and critical in contemporary painting, including abstract works by Thomas Nozkowski, Mali Morris and Phil Allen, and painters who have championed a figurative approach such as Chantal Joffe, Neal Tait and Dinos Chapman. The show will change with new works being added during the course of the exhibition.

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