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I'm Daniella Turbin an artist and walker from the United Kingdom. I have a Masters in Fine Art Practice from The Glasgow School of Art (2017) and my area of specialism is drawing. After completing my studies I went in search of a graphite mine and spent six months living in Cumbria, and it was during this time that I took up long distance walking ( although more out of necessity as there were only ten buses a week from the village I lived in). Since this time I have returned to my family home in the West Midlands and have been on a mission to walk every square of the Ordnance Survey Maps of the United Kingdom. These walks could be instigated for any number of reasons – from historical and political through to environmental or personal.

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2015 – 2016 Master in Fine Art Practice at The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
2010 – 2013 Bachelors in Fine Art at The University of Kent, Kent
2009 – 2010 BTEC in Art and Design at Birmingham City University, Birmingham


2021 The New Art Gallery, Walsall, West Midlands, England
2020 Grizedale, Low Parkamoor, Cumbria, England
2020 Deveron Projects, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
2016 Dumfries House Dumfries House, Cumnock, Scotland
2014 DRAWinternational Rue du Chateau, Caylus, France 
2013 University of Kent School of Music and Fine Art, Chatham, Kent

Upcoming Exhibitions

2022 West Midlands Open, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Gallery Square, Walsall, West Midlands.

Selected Exhibitions

2021 SP010986, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Gallery Square, Walsall, West Midlands.

2021 IKON for Artists, IKON Gallery, Birmingham, West Midlands

2020 Skins, Home, Wolverhampton, West Midlands.

2020 Next Wave, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham, West Midlands

2019 Art Walk, Eastside Projects,  Birmingham, West Midlands

2019 RBSA Prize, Birmingham, West Midlands. Highly Commended

2018 Hidden Door Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

2018 Scrag Ends Glad Cafe, Glasgow, Scotland 

2018 SSA and VAS Open, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland 

2017 Scottish Drawing Competition, Paisley Art Institute, Paisley, Scotland 

2016 Rome Meet Glasgow, MACRO Museo d'arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy 

2016 Originality, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute Museum, China

2016 Graduate Degree Show 2016, Glasgow, Scotland 

2016 Hidden Door Festival Edinburgh, Scotland

2014 Exposition d'artistes en résidence Draw International, Caylus, France

2014 Subject to Change Limbo Arts, Margate, Kent

2013 Articulated Georges House Galley, Folkestone, Kent

2013 Turner Contemporary Platform Exhibition Turner Contemporary, Margate, Kent

2013 Joining the Docks BA Degree Show, University of Kent, Chatham, Kent

2013 Summer Exhibition The Deaf Cat, Rochester, Kent

2013 The Docks Collective The Pie Factory, Margate, Kent

2013 Art Society Exhibition Deaf Cat, Rochester, Kent

2013 pARTicipate Medway Sun Pier House, Chatham, Kent

2012 The Voices in our Heads Eastgate House, Rochester, Kent

2012 Doxterity Chatham Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent

Artist Talks

2021 Walking the West Midlands, Walkspace, Birmingham, England.

2020 Learning to Walk, Deveron Projects, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

​Selected Awards

2013 Shortlisted for Turner Contemporary Platform Award, Margate, Kent 
2013 School of Arts Recognition Award, University of Kent, Chatham, Kent 

2014 Kickstarter Campaign, Full funding for overseas residency 

Public Walks

2022 S09198 Offsite 9, Creative Black Country, Wolverhampton (Selected Artist)

2021 Untitled (Group Walk) Walkspace, Birmingham, England. (Invited Artist)

2021 Walk and Chalk The New Art Gallery, Walsall, England

2019 Seams Still Walking Christmas Walk, Moseley, Birmingham. (Invited Artist)


2022 A Place to Return To, Arts Council England

2021 Offsite 9, Creative Black Country, Wolverhampton (Selected Artist)

2020 It Gets Lighter from Here, Severn Arts, Worcester. (Selected Artist)

2020 The Long Minute, The Centre for the Less Good Idea, Johannesburg, South Africa. (Selected Artist)

2020 North Staffordshire Video Commission (Selected Artist)

Selected Walks

2022 England/Wales Border, Chepstow to Deeside
2021 HS2, Birmingham to London
2020 Stay Home, Wolverhampton (443 mile circular walk)
2019 Birmingham Canal Canter, Birmingham. (27 mile circular walk)
2019 The Bullock Smithy Hike, Edale, The Peak District. (56 mile circular walk)
2019 White Cliffs Challenge Walk, Dover. (32 mile circular walk)
2019 Heart of England Forest Marathon, England. (28 mile circular walk)
2019 Sussex Strider, The South Downs. (51 mile circular route)
2019 Tour de Trigs, Oxfordshire. (50 mile circular route)

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