My jewellery is inspired by 20th century sculpture and the related histories of modernism and abstraction across visual art, craft and design. Each series continues my interest in making sculptural form-based work from construction materials. I explore form, shape and colour through composition, structure, painted facets and surfaces. The hand-painting process and sculptural focus are signature elements within my jewellery practice.
Meredith Turnbull’s practice engages diverse scales, art historical traditions and genres – and manifests in connections between sculpture, images, decorative objects and jewellery. She has an ongoing interest in combining sculpture, craft and design through approaches to excess, adornment and decor.
Meredith holds a Bachelor of Art with Honours in Art History, La Trobe University, 2000; a Bachelor of Fine Art, Gold and Silversmithing, RMIT University, 2005 and a PhD in Fine Art, Sculpture and Spatial Practice, Monash University, 2016. Turnbull has held solo exhibitions at Station, MADA Gallery, Pieces of Eight, Bus Projects, The Other Side, West Space, CCP, TCB and The Narrows. She has exhibited in group exhibitions at galleries including the National Gallery of Victoria, Craft Victoria, Glen Eira Council Gallery, Melbourne Art Fair, VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery, George Paton Gallery and the JamFactory in Adelaide.