Turner Contemporary

Turner Contemporary
Rendezvous
Margate
Kent
CT9 1HG
England

Website

www.turnercontemporary.org

E-mail

info@turnercontemporary.org

Telephone

01843 233000

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Turner Contemporary
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Turner Contemporary is the South East's major new gallery. We celebrate JMW Turner's association with Margate, by showcasing historical and contemporary art through a rolling programme of exhibitions. We have regular events, many of which are free for you to take part in. Admission to the gallery is free.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Open Tuesday to Sunday and bank holidays 10am-6pm
(closed Mondays except bank holidays)

Admission charges

FREE

Additional info

Turner Contemporary is fully accessible for visitors, with a ramp to the main entrance and café, as well as an internal lift to all upper floor galleries.

Seven disabled parking spaces are available on the piazza at the front of the gallery, as signposted.

Turner Contemporary Café is open Tuesday to Sunday, serving delicious hot and cold food and drinks, locally sourced where possible.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Sun Dial  Helen Frankenthaler Oil on canvas

Paintings by JMW Turner and Helen Frankenthaler

  • 25 January — 11 May 2014 *on now

This major exhibition juxtaposes the work of two painters: JMW Turner and the Abstract Expressionist artist Helen Frankenthaler. The exhibition explores the idea that as fellow-travellers in landscape, JMW Turner and Helen Frankenthaler share fundamental qualities in their use of paint and colour, form and narrative. The exhibition is curated by Turner scholar James Hamilton, whose writings on nineteenth and twentieth century art have explored the continuing resonance of Turner's life and work across the past two hundred years.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Admission free. Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays.

Website

http://www.turnercontemporary.org/whats-on

Edmund de Waal

  • 1 March 2014 — 28 February 2015 *on now

Turner Contemporary showcases a brand new commission for its Sunley Gallery by Edmund de Waal. De Waal, who grew up in Canterbury, is renowned for his work in ceramics, in particular his large scale installations of porcelain vessels. For this ambitious new commission he will create an installation in response to the space, light and architecture of the Sunley Gallery. The installation coincides with the publication of a new monograph on the artist published by Phaidon Press.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Admission free. Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays.

photograph of Edmund de Waal's a thousand hours

Edmund de Waal: Atmosphere

  • 29 March 2014 — 8 February 2015 *on now

For this ambitious project the artist has created an installation in response to the space, light and architecture of the Sunley Gallery with its double height windows and spectacular views. This commission will be accompanied by two other works by the artist. Juxtaposed alongside Atmosphere is Bauspiel, a group of vessels residing on a floor based plinth in a configuration which reflects those in the nearby suspended vitrines. The ground floor corridor is transformed by a new wall-based text installation, which sees De Waal convert the corridor walls into a life-size notebook.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.turnercontemporary.org/exhibitions/edmund-de-waal

Spencer Finch

  • 25 May — 21 September 2014

Turner Contemporary showcases a group of works by contemporary artist Spencer Finch (born 1962, New Haven, CT) whose poetic installations make visible the fleeting, temporal nature of the observed world. Interested in the specificities of light and colour, his works are often made in response to an artistically or historically charged time and place, from the light in Emily Dickinson’s yard in Massachusetts (Sunlight in an Empty Room, 2004) to the wind blowing across Walden Pond over a period of two hours, two minutes and two seconds in 2007. Drawing also on moments in art history such as Monet’s water garden at Giverny (Painting Air, 2012), Finch will also select a work or works by JMW Turner as part of his exhibition.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Admission free. Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays.

Piet Mondrian, Composition with Large Red Plane, Yellow, Black, Gray and Blue, 1921. Oil on canvas, 95.7 x 95.1 cm. Collection Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Mondrian and Colour

  • 25 May — 21 September 2014

Turner Contemporary is showing the first major exhibition to consider the significance of colour during Piet Mondrian’s early career. Mondrian and Colour explores Mondrian’s (1872-1944) practice, tracing the painter’s use of colour from figuration to early abstraction. Bringing together around 40 paintings by the artist from around Europe and the USA, the exhibition will demonstrate that Mondrian’s abstract works were not simply mathematical exercises in form but also expressed his search for a new universal harmony. Turner Contemporary is working in partnership with Tate Liverpool, who will present the concurrent exhibition Mondrian and his Studios: Abstraction into the World from 6 June until 21 September 2014.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Admission free. Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays.

Website

http://www.turnercontemporary.org/whats-on

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Siobhan Davies Dance: Manual

  • 8 — 11 May 2014

The award-winning contemporary dance company Siobhan Davies Dance returns to transform our exhibition spaces 8 - 11 May by staging a live movement piece, choreographed with and performed by dance artist Helka Kaski.

Manual demonstrates how we are experts in the movements which make up our daily lives. Dance artist Helka Kaski invites visitors of the current exhibitions of Edmund de Waal and Helen Frankenthaler to help her carry out a familiar action by giving her a series of verbal instructions, for example standing up from a lying-down position. As they work together to complete the task, it becomes clear that what at first may appear easy, is actually complex and extraordinary, often causing amusement and bemusement. Manual poignantly draws attention to simple movements, meticulously dismantling their timing and order.

Website

http://www.turnercontemporary.org/whats-on/00000000943/siobhan-davies-dance-manual?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Press+release%3A+Siobhan+Davies+Dance+...&utm_source=YMLP&utm_term=tn7y_PressreleaseSiobhonDavies...

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