Turner Contemporary is situated on Margate seafront, on the same site where JMW Turner resided when visiting. Turner Contemporary presents a programme of temporary exhibitions, events and learning opportunities which make links between historic and contemporary art.
The organisation was founded in 2001 to contextualise the artist JMW Turner’s association with Margate, Kent. In 2011, Turner Contemporary gallery, designed by Sir David Chipperfield, opened, and has fast become a visitor attraction of national and international importance.
Contacts & Details
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Antony Gormley: Another Time for Margate / Folkestone
Antony Gormley produced 100 cast-iron figures that have been installed around the world: River Thames...
19 Aug 2017 - 01 Nov 2020
England’s Creative Coast (2020)
England’s Creative Coast is launching seven new artworks in 2020 by leading contemporary artists and...
14 Apr 2019 - 31 Dec 2020
Barbara Walker: Place, Space and Who
Exploring migration and the experiences of women living in Margate, “Place, Space and Who”...
30 Apr 2019 - 12 Apr 2020
Carl Andre: Mass & Matter
“My ambition as an artist is to be the ‘Turner of matter’. As Turner severed colour...
01 Feb 2013 - 06 May 2013
Platform Graduate Award 2018
Platform is an annual region-wide project, born in 2012 with the goal to promote emerging newly-graduated...
07 Sep 2018 - 04 Nov 2018
Turner Prize 2019
Named after the English painter J. M. W. Turner, Turner Prize is an annual prize awarded to a British...
28 Sep 2019 - 12 Jan 2020