Turner Contemporary

Turner Contemporary
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Turner Contemporary is a world-class gallery in the vibrant seaside town of Margate. We showcase contemporary and historical art in new and dynamic ways.

Admission is free.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Open Tuesday to Sunday and bank holidays 10am-5pm
(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.
Visitors can crawl inside Yin Xiuzhen's Digestive Cavity installation

NOW - a dialogue on female Chinese contemporary artists

  • 9 March 2018 5:30-7pm

Guan Xiao, Shiyuan Liu with Kristian Mondrup Nielsen, Hao 5ingban, Wang Xin, Geng Xue, Liang Yue, Liu Yi. This event presents some of the most exciting film work being made by contemporary female Chinese artists as part of the collaborative programme NOW.

Addressing notions of modernity, tradition and technique, the films range from Liu Yi's pen- and-ink watercolour animation Origin of Species (2013) to Shiyuan Liu's animated twitter exchange Best Friends Forever (2017). Female artists in China have long been left at the fringes of art historical debate.

NOW aims to re-open a dialogue on the way female Chinese artists are positioning themselves today. The film programme is curated by Bren O'Callaghan, HOME, Manchester, and is in collaboration with POW! Thanet, a festival of Arts and Culture celebrating and exploring issues around Feminism, Women and Girls.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Turner Contemporary
Rendezvous
Margate
Kent
CT9 1HG

Admission

Free

Website

https://www.powthanet.com/events/2018/3/9/now-a-dialogue-on-female-chinese-contemporary-artists

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.
Journeys with 'The Waste Land' at Turner Contemporary features artwork by over 60 artists, including large abstract canvases by Cy Twombly.

Journeys with 'The Waste Land'

  • 3 February — 7 May 2018 *on now

Journeys with 'The Waste Land' is a major exhibition exploring the significance of T.S. Eliot’s poem The Waste Land through the visual arts.

In 1921, T.S. Eliot spent a few weeks in Margate at a crucial moment in his career. He arrived in a fragile state, physically and mentally, and worked on The Waste Land sitting in the Nayland Rock shelter on Margate Sands. The poem was published the following year, and proved to be a pivotal and influential modernist work, reflecting on the fractured world in the aftermath of the First World War as well as Eliot’s own personal crisis.

Presenting over 60 artists, and almost 100 objects, the exhibition includes works by Fiona Banner, Cecil Collins, Tacita Dean, Elisabeth Frink, Patrick Heron, Edward Hopper, Barbara Kruger, Helen Marten, Henry Moore, Paul Nash, Paula Rego, John Smith and JMW Turner. The exhibition explores how contemporary and historical art can enable us to reflect on the poem’s shifting flow of diverse voices, references, characters and places.

The exhibition is the culmination of a three year project designed to develop a pioneering approach to curating. Local residents, coming together as the Waste land Research Group, have developed the entire exhibition. Journeys with 'The Waste Land' is consequently the result of many months the group have spent discussing personal connections between art, poetry and life.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Turner Contemporary
Rendezvous
Margate
Kent
CT9 1HG

Admission

Free entry

Website

https://www.turnercontemporary.org/exhibitions/journeys-with-the-waste-land

Journeys with 'The Waste Land' features artwork by over 60 artists, including three paintings by Paula Rego.

The Waste Land Works by Women

  • 11 March 2018 2-3:30pm

Take a guided walk around Journeys with 'The Waste Land'¸ Turner Contemporary's Spring Exhibition, which explores resonances between TS Eliot's poem and the visual arts, with a special emphasis on the work by female artists.

This is an event organised by POW! Thanet, a festival of Arts and Culture celebrating and exploring issues around Feminism, Women and Girls.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Turner Contemporary
Rendezvous
Margate
Kent
CT9 1HG

Admission

Free

Website

https://www.powthanet.com/events/2018/3/11/the-waste-land-works-by-women

Turner Contemporary
Rendezvous
Margate
Kent
CT9 1HG
England

Website

www.turnercontemporary.org

E-mail

info@turnercontemporary.org

Telephone

01843 233000

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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