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I’m a Scottish female lens based artist currently living and working in Melbourne, Australia. Through photography, sequential, fragmented or otherwise, my work explores the ambiguity of  identity and the transformative potential of landscapes. My recent body of work, shot on the site at Testing Grounds in mMelbourne speaks to an inherent tension between freedom and remoteness. Work is exhibited in Australia and Europe.

 P r o f e s s i o n a l A r t P r a c t i c e

Lesley Turnbull b. Edinburgh, Scotland||e.camerahood@gmail.com||w:lesley-turnbull.com w:http://www.heedshotphotographer.com/|| http://tomboyproject.blogspot.com.au

 Education||2013 Master of Research in Fine Art, Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology University, Melbourne||2010 Bachelor of Fine Art Honours (1st Class), Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology University, Melbourne||2009 Bachelor of Fine Art (Photography), Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology University, Melbourne||2006 Diploma of Photography, Photographic Studies College, Melbourne, Australia||1996 Higher National Diploma Photography and Media Arts, Stevenson College, Edinburgh, Scotlan||2014 Certificate 1V Training and Assessment, Melbourne||2014 Victorian Institute of Teaching Registration

Selected Exhibitions

2017 Transmutation: A Study of the Face Caught between Collapsing Elements: Testing Grounds, Melbourne ||2017 MELT Portrait Prize – Brisbane Power House||2017 Wildfang, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, Australia||2016 Head-On Photo Festival Portrait Prize, Sydney Museum, Sydney, Australia

2015 H o r s e s Tacit Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia||2015 Throw Like A Girl: The Tomboy Project, Queen Victorian Women’s Centre, Melbourne Australia||2014 Fruhlings Salon, Michael Dooney Gallery, Berlin, Germany||2014 Cirriform, Listhus Artspace, Ólafsfjörður, Iceland||20014 Trollaskaga Community Art Festival, Ólafsfjörður, Iceland||2014 The Well Spring – International Women’s Day, Photonet Gallery, Melbourne||2013 Throw Like A Girl: The Tomboy Project, RMIT University School Of Art Gallery, Melbourne||2013 Entry, Brunswick Arts Space, Melbourne||2013 Linden Postcard Exhibition, Linden Art Gallery, Melbourne||2013 Gender Typ(0)es, Project Space/Spare Room, Melbourne||2012 SPAN, Stockroom Gallery, Kyneton, Victoria||2011 Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Melbourne||2011 Travel Endowment Scholarship Award, RMIT University School Of Art Gallery, Melbourne||2010 Transition: 101, School of Art Gallery, Melbourne

2010 Artists Run Pop Up, 49a Northdown Road, London||2009 Cleanliness is Next To Grubbiness, First Site Gallery, Melbourne||2009 Teratoma, Off The Kerb Gallery, Melbourne||2008 Linden Postcard Exhibition, Linden Art Gallery, Melbourne||2007 21 @ 21, Mid-Summa Festival, Easy Street Project Space, Melbourne||2007 Untitled, Eckersley Art Space, Melbourne||2005 PSC Graduation Show, Photographic Studies College, Melbourne

 Selected Residency/Mentorship||2017 Testing Ground – Long Term Artists in Residence (Jan-Aug) ||2017 Artists talk Gaffa Gallery || Generous Thinking: A Reading Group About Creative Practice – a participant-lead reading group where questions, quandaries, and pressing issues in creative practice can be shared and discussed – Testing Grounds|| Art, Beer, Critique: Trans-disciplinary exchange and informal discussion and critique||2016 Visiting Artist Programme at Teesside University UK||2016 Mentorship/Research Project Edinburgh, Scotland||2016 Stills Gallery: Scotland’s Centre for Photography||2016 Visiting Artist, Teesside University, UK||2014 Listhus Artspace, Ægisgata, 625 Ólafsfjörður, Iceland||2014 Mentorship/Research Project Edinburgh, Scotland

Selected Awards/Scholarships||2017- Commission for Permanent installation Testing Grounds 2017 MELT Portrait Prize – Winner||2017 Head-On Featured Artist||2016 Head-On Portrait Prize – Finalist||2014 Australian Council of the Arts – ArtStart Grant||2012 Art Link and Cultural Funding Award||2011 Australian Post-Graduate Award||2011Travel Endowment Scholarship – Finalist

 Selected Publications||TestingGroundsartilcehttp://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/melbourne-arts/melbournes-testing-grounds-relaunches-with-arts-party-midsumma-horizon-20170105-gtmev7.html ||Turnbull, L Throw Like A Girl: The Tomboy Project, Self published (2013)||LightJourneys: Exhibiting Women Photographers of Australia http://lightjourneys.net.au/artists/lesley-turnbull/ (2013)||Sheilas: An Initiative of The Victorian Women’s Trust

http://sheilas.org.au/2013/05/keeping-it-reel-4/ (2012)||Carson et al, What The Fuck Am I looking At? In Banquetpress,Journalvol.1,2010||Bolden,MTeratomaArtHubArtsRevie www.offthekerb.com.au/July%2009%20exhibitions.htm (2009)||http://tomboyproject.blogspot.com.au

Private Collections

Edinburgh, Reykjavik, Melbourne, Berlin