Ian's sculpture is inspired by pattern and structure in nature focusing on silhouettes, shadows and movement of leaf, branch, light and flame and explores repetition, balance and symmetry. One of his main sources of inspiration are the patterns formed by tree branches and leaves silhouetted against the sky at different times of year.
 
His background in graphic design influences his exploration of form and line. Drawings and photographs are the starting point from which I develop organic, abstract and figurative sculpture. He then creates intricate and detailed drawings from which the final artwork is cut into stainless steel, aluminium, copper, reclaimed steel and plywood, transforming the drawn line into a tangible object.

BIOGRAPHY
2018
 
Fresh: Contemporary Art Fair, Cheltenham Racecourse

The Affordable Art Fair (AAF) Battersea

 
2017
 
‘Form and Fascination’
Joint sculpture exhibition with Fiona Campbell
National Trust The Courts Garden, Holt, Wiltshire
 

'Draw the Line' 
Nottingham
 
AAF Battersea Spring
London,
 
'From the Land' Group Exhibition',  Rowsley, Derbyshire
 
 
2016
 
National Trust ‘Art in the Garden’ Exhibition
Avebury Manor, Wiltshire
 
East Cheshire Hospice Art Fair Macclesfield Town Hall
 
RHS Flower Show Tatton Park
 
'Shadow Exhibition'
Lichfield, Staffordshire
 
West Lavington Manor - Celebrating Art in the Garden
Friends of the Garden, Wiltshire
 
Reading Contemporary Art Fair

 
2015
 
Cambridge City Art Fair

RHS Tatton Park Flower Show
 
RHS Hampton Court Flower Show

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

 
DRAWN The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
 
 
2014
 
Art in the Park, Oulton Park, Cheshire
 
East Cheshire Hospice Art Fair Macclesfield Town Hall
 
Cambridge City Art Fair

 
Bristol The Affordable Art Fair Bristol

Focal Point Exhibition,
Great Missenden
 
RHS Tatton Park Flower Show
 
RHS Hampton Court Flower Show

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Hong Kong Affordable Art Fair

 
 
2013
 
New York City Affordable Art Fair

 
Hampstead Affordable Art Fair

 
2012
 
Art in Spinningfields, Manchester
 
 
2011
 
Itch Gallery, Oakham, Rutland
 
Palace Art Fair, Fulham Palace, London
 
Artificial Light,  Sheffield
 
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens: Art in the Garden,
Ampfield, Hampshire
 
Savill Gardens Sculpture Exhibition, The Royal Landscape, Windsor Great Park, Berkshire
 
The Midland Hotel, Manchester
 
Quickening: Ian Turnock and Maria Silmon, Malton, North Yorkshire
 
 
2010
 
Blank Media Collective BlankWeekend: Open All Hours
 
Palace Art Fair, Fulham Palace, London
 
 
2009
 
A Feast for the Eyes, Gallery II, University of Bradford
 
Artparks Sculpture Show, Sausmarez Manor, Guernsey
 
Fresh Air Sculpture Show, Quenington, Gloucestershire
 
 
2008
 
Objects of Desire,  Ormskirk
 
Art in Woodstock, Visual Arts Festival, Oxfordshire
 
Brighton Art Fair
 
Prelude Art Fair, Spitalfields, London
 
 
2007
 
Make Me Live, Design Initiative Exhibition, Urban Splash Apartments, Manchester
 
Islington Art Fair, London
 
Dutch Design Center, Utrecht, Netherlands

COMMISSIONS
2018
 
Private client, California, USA
2 framed sculptures
 
Norwegian Cruise Line
5 wall sculptures for their new ship Norwegian Bliss
 
2017
 
Private Apartment Building, London
1.25 metre stainless steel wall sculpture
 
Private client, Wimbledon, London
3 stainless steel garden wall sculptures
 
Norwegian Cruise Line
3 wall sculptures for their new ship Norwegian Joy
 
Private client, Pott Shrigley, Cheshire
1 corten steel wall sculpture
 
Private client, Chicago, USA
1 powder coated steel wall sculpture
 
2016
 
Commemorative Sculptural Seat
commissioned by The Congleton Partnership
 
Brackenbury Grove Gate Artwork
commissioned by One Housing Group
 
Cunard Queen Mary 2
11 wall sculptures for the remastered Princess Grill Restaurant
Brackenbury Square
3 wall mounted sculptures commissioned by Notting Hill Housing
 
Norwegian Cruise Line
4 wall sculptures for their new ship Norwegian Escape
 
2015
 
Hotel, Algeria
2 framed woodcuts
 
Tudor Capital Europe, London
1 stainless steel wall sculpture
 
Hotel, Bahrain
1 stainless steel wall sculpture
 
2014
 
Private client, Saudi Arabia
2 aluminium sculptures
 
Private client, London
1 copper garden sculpture
 
2013
 
The Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury
Wall sculpture commissioned by Artscape: Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
 
Private client, London
2 stainless steel garden sculptures
The Alpina Hotel, Gstaad, Switzerland
52 weathered steel sculptures for a new luxury boutique hotel
 
Private residence, Paris
10 steel wall sculptures
 
Private client, York
stainless steel decorative fire screen
 
Private client, London
2 weathered steel wall sculptures
 
2010
 
P&O Azura Cruise Liner
2 curved stainless steel wall sculptures
 
Salford Business School
vinyl window decoration
 
2008
 
EDF Energy, Head Office, London
2 reclaimed steel wall sculptures
 
Candy & Candy Interiors
aluminium wall sculpture
 
Restaurant, Finland
aluminium wall sculpture