Ian's sculpture is inspired by pattern and symmetry in nature. One of his main sources of inspiration are the silhouettes formed against the sky by tree foliage at different times of the year. The spaces between the branches and leaves are just as important, a concept known in Japanese gardens as ‘Ma’, and is akin to the silences between the notes in music. Sometimes it is the gaps he is looking for just as much as the leaves themselves.
Ian's background in graphic design influences his exploration of form and line. Drawings and photographs are the starting point from which he develops organic, abstract and figurative sculpture. He creates intricate and detailed drawings from which the final artwork is digitally cut into stainless steel, aluminium, copper, reclaimed steel and plywood, transforming the drawn line into a tangible object.

Fresh: Contemporary Art Fair, Cheltenham Racecourse

The Affordable Art Fair (AAF) Battersea

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

'Draw the Line' 
AAF Battersea Spring
'From the Land' Group Exhibition',  Rowsley, Derbyshire
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

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
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

New York City Affordable Art Fair

Hampstead Affordable Art Fair

Art in Spinningfields, Manchester
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
Blank Media Collective BlankWeekend: Open All Hours
Palace Art Fair, Fulham Palace, London
A Feast for the Eyes, Gallery II, University of Bradford
Artparks Sculpture Show, Sausmarez Manor, Guernsey
Fresh Air Sculpture Show, Quenington, Gloucestershire
Objects of Desire,  Ormskirk
Art in Woodstock, Visual Arts Festival, Oxfordshire
Brighton Art Fair
Prelude Art Fair, Spitalfields, London
Make Me Live, Design Initiative Exhibition, Urban Splash Apartments, Manchester
Islington Art Fair, London
Dutch Design Center, Utrecht, Netherlands

Private client, California, USA
2 framed sculptures
Norwegian Cruise Line
5 wall sculptures for their new ship Norwegian Bliss
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
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
Hotel, Algeria
2 framed woodcuts
Tudor Capital Europe, London
1 stainless steel wall sculpture
Hotel, Bahrain
1 stainless steel wall sculpture
Private client, Saudi Arabia
2 aluminium sculptures
Private client, London
1 copper garden sculpture
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
P&O Azura Cruise Liner
2 curved stainless steel wall sculptures
Salford Business School
vinyl window decoration
EDF Energy, Head Office, London
2 reclaimed steel wall sculptures
Candy & Candy Interiors
aluminium wall sculpture
Restaurant, Finland
aluminium wall sculpture