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2021 News

After almost a year of limited opportunity for exhibitions, it is great to be able to write about two major events in the next two months.
MARCH – International Women’s Day Exhibition


The Exhibition

The Melbourne Camera Club is celebrating the upcoming International Women’s Day by curating our fourth annual exhibition of photography from female photographers, to be on display 4 – 30 March 2021 in our heritage listed building in South Melbourne.

We are excited about the opportunity to bring together women in photography and explore the theme, #ChooseToChallenge. This year, we celebrate the IWD theme and choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements to create an inclusive and more gender-equal world. A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change, so let’s all choose to challenge.

I have been invited to enter two images for this exhibition and am looking forward to being part of this prestigious event.  [See the new Gallery 2021]

APRIL – On Saturday 10 April, I am launching my new Studio and Gallery Space – BLACK FISH GALLERY. The open studio will be part of the years Northern Bellarine Peninsular Arts Trail. I will also be showing a major photographic work at Tuckerberry Hill 10 – 30 April


Black Fish Gallery

Resident Artist Gillian Turner

My work embraces a range of materials and techniques including



ENVIRONMENTAL WORKS – wind and rain works





I am an experienced artist and have completed 5 international residencies in Ireland, and 2 residencies at the Arthur Boyd Studios, Bundanon, NSW.  My mixed media photographic works have won major awards and are in private collections in England, Ireland and Australia. My work has been exhibited by galleries in Ireland, and in Australia it has been shown at Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, the National Wool Museum, Ballarat Art Gallery and Geelong Gallery.


Be surprised by my PHOTOGRAPHY, and experience a journey to Petra, Jordan!

There will also be small watercolours [framed and unframed] and life drawings.

This year, I am involved in a series of Short Courses in the Visual Arts Program at SpringDale Neighbourhood House. EXPERIMENTAL DRAWING begins on 1 March, and there will be two more similar drawing courses later in the year.

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