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Turiya knew, at at six, that art could move people.  She was encouraged by a few artists that she had met, in childhood and adolescence, to study and practise as much as possible.  This lit a flame inside her heart.

Turiya left a lucrative design career to travel to England and Europe, gallery hopping, before settling in Florence Italy, where she studied and taught for several months.

She has had her own studio and the past 13 years where she has given hereself full creative play and experimentation.



Graphic Design Certificate, Randwick TAFE, NSW
 1983Higher Art Certificate, East Sydney TAFE, NSW
 1984Batik making Jogyakarta in private studio

Various art workshops with local, national and internationally-trained fine
Michael John Taylor, James Guppy, Ian Pearson,
Rene Bolten , Pam Tippet, Clifford Frith, Nitza Flantz and Bernadette Curtin





Black Market Café, Ultimo, Sydney
 1994Mullumbimby Arts Gallery, NSW
Easter Arts Classic, Byron Bay, NSW
 1998Mullumbimby Arts Gallery
Group Show Feminenergy, Mullumbimby

Waywood Gallery, Byron Bay
Women Artists Diary
Feminenergy  group show, Byron Bay
Barebones Gallery, Bangalow, NSW
Solo show Poinciana Café Gallery, Mullumbimby


Women Artists Diary
Barebones Gallery
Michael Commerford Gallery, Byron Bay
Studio exhibition @ Dancing Brush Studio, Mullumbimby

 2001Byron Fine Art Gallery
Barebones Gallery.
Piece Gallery, Mullumbimby
 2002Byron Fine Art Gallery
Barebones Gallery.
Piece Gallery.
Maree Maizon Gallery, Sydney
Lake Russell Gallery, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Francis Reilly Gallery, Eumundi, Qld
Bloxham  Gallery, London
 2003Private commission – Colin Heaney new house
Piece Gallery, Mullumbimby – local shows
 2004Gaia Madonne Installation
Art of Zen Soiree
 2005Crystal Castle Lotus Mural on the Buddha Pond
Four panels of the elements at Durrumbul Public School Project
 2006The Goddess Calendar
The Art of Drawing Life Workshop.
Mosaic Roundabout for Byron Shire Council
Mosaic project in private pool
 2007The Buttery Affordable show, Bangalow
Restore Roudabout mosaic For Byron Shire Council
Selected Retrospective, Hang Up Gallery, Billinudgel
Federal Park naming badge for pathway.                        
 2008Words in Art, Waywood Gallery, Byron Bay. Inaugural Group Exhibition Heaven on Earth Gallery, Byron Bay
 2009Private students and groups teaching Drawing, Painting , Mixed Media
Ocean Shores Art expo (Highly Commended)
Postcard / Adam / Eve Exhibitions at Waywood Gallery
 2010Collage exhibition Waywood Gallery
A few of My Favourite things and artist books workshops Waywood Gallery / Still @ the centre
Mixed Media and Monotype workshop( One Day)
2 x Mixed Media 8 week Workshop Waywood Gallery / Still @ the centre




Murals at the Durrumbul Community Preschool
Environment week mural project at Durrumbul Primary school
 2002Library mural project at Durrumbul Primary School
 2003Group drawing in nature series 1 @ Durrumbul P.S.
 2004School drawing project in nature series 2 @ Durrumbul P.S. and exhibition
of work by students for NAIDOC week
 2005Student excursion to the Brunswick River
 2006Environment Groups watercolours at Durrumbul Primary School
Mosaic for roundabout Byron Shire Council
 2007Federal Park naming badge funded by SoyLife
 20084sq metre Mosaic installation"Grace"
 200926 x 9metre Mural for Lismore City Council GSAC, students at Vistara Primary School
 2010My Favourite things painting project with years 3-6 At Main Arm Upper Primary School