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A screenshot of a computer screen with a landscape photo in the background. Different photos can be seen, including a google maps photo of a rural lane with Gypsy Lane overlaid on the road, a bird in a cage, a black and white picture of a gypsy roma family and an aerial image of a group of Vardo wagons.

Daniel Turner - Kipsi

Meadow Arts digital commission, 2021.

An archive black and white photograph of a gypsy roma family. A motherin a headscarf and father in a flat cap, a cigarette in his mouth, pose with nine children from a babe in arms up to around 12 years old.

Daniel Turner - Kipsi

Meadow Arts digital commission, 2021.

A line drawing of a wooden gypsy Vardo wagon, in black ink on a white page.

Daniel Turner - Kipsi

Meadow Arts digital commission, 2021.

A screenshot of a computer screen with a landscape photo in the background. Different photos can be seen, including a google maps photo of a rural lane with Gypsy Lane overlaid on the road, a bird in a cage, a black and white picture of a gypsy roma family and an aerial image of a group of Vardo wagons.An archive black and white photograph of a gypsy roma family. A motherin a headscarf and father in a flat cap, a cigarette in his mouth, pose with nine children from a babe in arms up to around 12 years old.A line drawing of a wooden gypsy Vardo wagon, in black ink on a white page.

Dan Turner

Dan Turner is an artist and educator from London, a Romani born in Kent. Dan trained at St Martins School of Art where he completed a BA Honours Degree in Fine Art (Sculpture). He works across media, including sculpture, video and painting.

Dan’s practice explores the interaction between Romani and mainstream culture through themes of commercial interchange in Romani life. He is interested in how human life can be defined and archived through made objects, and how these objects communicate across timelines through a shared 'material' culture and articulate that culture to a wider audience.

Using transactional objects which have significance across both cultures, Turner examines how Gypsy, Roma and Traveller cultures meet and interact with the dominant culture. Working with migration maps of Roma diasporas, and using traditional crafts and occupations such as herbalism, peg and wooden flower making, and fortune-telling, Turner re-imagines Roma past, present and future to challenge mainstream culture’s view of Roma identities.

His work Seeds of Healing was shown in FUTUROMA at the Venice Biennale 2019. He is currently exhibiting in Wales, in the Gypsy Maker Project, supported by the Romani Cultural and Arts Company, and in Berlin at the Kaidikhas Gallery.

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