Sonia Turner



Sonia has been practising as a photographer for the past 10 years. A resident of Bungendore she regularly exhibits in the local area and Canberra. She most recently exhibited in Vividthe national photography expo in Canberra. She is on the board of Photo Access in Canberra and was the artist in residence there in 2005.

This body of work entitled Caught in a Still Moment continues Sonia’s dialogue with landscape and occasionally the people in it. Sonia is able to master the photographers’ art of managing light, time and space to create a world of reflection and wonder. Whether it be a broad landscape or simply a flower or leaf, Sonia creates a sense of calm that also makes the viewer question further the circumstances of the moment. The work is timeless and serene.

In works such as She and Staircase it is what is left out that creates such intrigue and wonderment and it is Sonia’s ability to find these subtleties that makes her so sensitive to her medium.

Artist Biography

2000Cowra Regional Art Gallery “First Showing”
The Boorowa Young Artist Exhibition
Champion Print & Stewadrs Choice Award Cowra Show
Most Outstanding Exhibitor Young Show
Most Outstanding Exhibitor & Print Boorowa Show
2001Dubbo National Portrait Exhibition – Highly Commended
Young “Cherry Festival” Photographic Exhibition – merit award
2002“The Light of Day”, Solo Exhibition, Bungendore
Tuggeranong Art Gallery, Canberra
Boorowa Young Artists
2003Solo Exhibition, Forrest Inn, Canberra
Solo Exhibition, The Hughenden, Wollahra
“Light on the Landscape”, Boorowa
Solo Exhibition, Mudgee Art House
DPS Images of Aged Care, National Portrait Exhibition, Perth – merit
Goulburn Regional Art Gallery – Art Awards
2004Weswal Gallery, Tamworth
Guest Speaker – Cowra Gallery, “Minding the Muse”
Calleen Art Festival, Cowra Regional Gallery
Board Member, Photoaccess, Canberra
Boorowa Young Artists
NSW Rural Women’s Gathering Art Exhibition, Peoples Choice Award
2005Olive Cotton National Portrait Award, Tweed Heads Regional Gallery
Calleen Art Festival, Cowra Regional Gallery
Artist in Residence, Photoaccess, Manuka Arts Centre, Canberra
2006Out of The Woodwork
Solo Exhibition, Bungendore Woodworks Gallery
Solo Exhibition, Huw Davies Gallery, Manuka
Commission, Lume Exhibition, Cowra Regional Gallery
Boorowa Young Artists
2007Solo Exhibition, “A Decade”, Japanese Gardens Gallery, Cowra
2008Wirriwa Festival, X Gallery, Bungendore
Boards of Directors, Photoaccess, Canberra
A Day in the Life of Cowra, Cowra Regional Gallery
Solo Exhibition, The Quarters Gallery, Butmaroo
Solo Exhibition, Woodworks Gallery, Bungendore
Vivid, National Photography Expo, Canberra
Boorowa Art Exhibition
PARTnership, Bungendore School of Arts