Michiel Turner, b.1996, is a musician, sound artist, animator and filmmaker originally from the north of Scotland and currently based in Glasgow. In 2020, Michiel founded anam creative, a collaborative arts platform for young creatives based in Scotland. In 2021, anam creative was awarded a grant from Creative Scotland’s Sustaining Creative Development fund to run a five-month-long collaborative project with some of Glasgow's most innovative young artists. Their exhibition included a screening of films, textiles, sculptures, writing and live music, and was acclaimed for its “seamlessly interwoven works” (Maria Sledmere, Map Magazine). Michiel now coruns anam creative with Lily Garget, Ben Deans and Breagha Charlton.
Michiel's artistic practice is centred on environment and philosophy. Specifically, he is interested in human-plant relationships. His latest works include Seaweed an animation exploring consumption and relationships between materials and organisms in nautical environments via abstract narrative and multimedia visuals and his ongoing peatland restoration project.
Michiel was awarded the prize for Most Outstanding Creative Work at the Nomad: A Living Land Festival in Naryn, kyrgyzstan in 2023.
As well as this, Michiel is a songwriter, producer and instrumentalist and has performed at venues and festivals across Scotland supporting artists such as Blue Rose Code and Tom Walker. He has also collaborated with Magnetic North Theatre Company as a composer and performer on their play, Lost in Music.
Michiel graduated from Glasgow School of Art with a First Class Honours in Sound for the Moving Image in 2023.