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Rex Turnbull studied graphic design at Wellington Polytechnic School of Design (Massey University). He has exhibited extensively throughout New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Germany, UK and Switzerland. He has been a finalist in numerous national awards and was the winner of the
Kelliher Award in Dunedin, NZ.

In 2007 he was made a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, London. His works are in private and public collections in Australia, USA, UK, Greece, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore and New Zealand.
Representation: Sydney – Art Atrium; South Island NZ – The Art Room, Dunedin; North Island NZ - WHMilbank Gallery, Whanganui; Singapore - Art Club Singapore: Hong Kong - Koru Galleries; Switzerland - Sascha Gianella Art Contemporain; Germany – Munich Kunstbehundlung.


2015 Art Atrium – Group Summer Sojourn
CK Gallery – ‘Once upon a time…’ Solo
Kilgour Art Prize - Short listed Finalist
Tattersall’s Art Prize (Brisbane) – Invited Finalist
Art Atrium, Sydney – Solo Show
Kogarah City Art Prize – Finalist (Peoples Choice)
Muswellbrook Art Prize – Finalist (Highly Commended)
2014 Art Atrium Sydney – Group Show
CK Gallery Sydney – ‘Journey’ Solo
Wynne Prize, Art Gallery NSW – Finalist
Art Club Singapore – Group Show
2012 Charles Hewitt – Sydney – Group Show
MRA Gallery - Foodbank Plate Art Project – Group Show
2011 MRA Gallery – Sydney
Mosman Art Prize - Finalist
Blacktown Art Prize - Finalist
Charles Hewitt Gallery – Sydney – ‘Short Stories’
2010 Wynne Prize, Art Gallery NSW – Finalist
Broken Hill Arts Residency
Ivan Goodacre Gallery – ‘Past & Present’
Mortimore Art Prize - Finalist x2 paintings
Kunstbehandlung KG – Munich Germany – Group Show
2009 Paddington Art Prize - Finalist
Mosman Art Prize - Finalist
Blake Prize – Directors Cut Exhibition
The Artists Shed, Queanbeyan ACT – Group Show
Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne – Group Show
Milford Galleries – Queenstown NZ
Milford Galleries – Dunedin NZ
Koru Gallery, Hong Kong – Group Show
2008 Art Singapore – Group Show
Koru Gallery, Hong Kong
Central Coast Art Awards - Finalist
Artist’s Room, Dunedin NZ - Group Show
Taihape Soul Gallery - NZ
Artist’s Room, Dunedin NZ - Works on Paper Group Show
2007 Wynne Prize, Art Gallery NSW - Finalist
Fishers Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Art gallery - Finalist
WHMilbank Gallery, Wanganui NZ - Group Show
2003 -2005 ‘Representation & Reaction’. This exhibition of award winning paintings were from the Fletcher Trust Collection and the Kelliher Art Trust. This travelling show toured city and regional gallery in New Zealand for a period of two years, including:
Auckland City Art Gallery
Waikato Art Museum
Rotorua City Art Gallery
Gisborne Museum & Art Centre
Hawkes Bay Art Gallery
Manuwatu Art Gallery
Sargeant Gallery - Wanganui
Bishop Suter Gallery - Nelson
Massey University Gallery - Wellington,
Christchurch City Art Gallery
Otago University Art Gallery
Southland Museum & Art Gallery.
2003 - 2007 Representation - Colleen O’Brien Art Dealer
1986 Nidus Galleries, Sydney. Invited to exhibit work to compliment a unique collection of nude drawings from Ecole National des Arts, Paris by Emile Capellara c. 1900 - 1915
1985 Australian Visual Arts Gallery, Sydney.
Solo show at the inaugural exhibition opened by NSW Minister for the Arts - Evan Williams MP.
1980 Nidus Galleries - Group Show
1978 Taihape Art Society, NZ - Guest Artist, Keynote speaker
1977 Taihape Art Society, NZ - Guest Artist
1975 Harrods Art Gallery, UK - Group Show
1974 Winner - Kelliher Award, Dunedin NZ. Judged by Sir William Dargey AOM. The Kelliher Award is the equivalent of the Wynne Prize

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