24 August 2017

Antony Gormley Unveils Two Works From ANOTHER TIME In Kent

A sculpture by the Turner Prize winning artist Sir Antony Gormley from his Another Time series has been unveiled on the chalk bed in front of Turner Contemporary in Margate. He has also revealed a pair of figures In Folkestone as part of the Triennial.

14 July 2017

Art Beyond London: Unmissable Exhibitions Summer 2017

If you’re planning on leaving the capital this Summer, Artlyst has put together a selection of the best UK shows outside of London.

25 May 2017

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Margate’s Turner Contemporary To Host Turner Prize In 2019

The Turner Prize, one of the worlds most coveted prizes for contemporary art will be held in 2019 at Turner Contemporary in Margate.

27 March 2017

10 Exhibitions To See Outside of London This Easter 2017

The clocks have gone forward heralding British Summer Time and the Easter holidays are approaching. So if you are thinking of leaving London for a short break, here is a select list of 10 exhibitions to see around Britain.

22 December 2016

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Entangled Puts 40 International Female Artists On Display At Turner Contemporary

Turner Contemporary puts making and materiality centre stage in a new exhibition. Entangled: Threads & Making is a major exhibition of sculpture, installation, tapestry, textiles and jewellery from the early 20th century to the present day.

12 October 2016

JMW Turner And John Akomfrah: Ocean Drama At Turner Contemporary

Turner Contemporary is presenting the exhibition ‘JMW Turner: Adventures in Colour’; and in association with the great British painter’s reflections on light, colour, and the sea, contemporary British artist John Akomfrah OBE presents his installation: the video triptych ‘Vertigo Sea’.

31 March 2016

Yinka Shonibare: End Of Empire, Conflict, And Dominion At Turner Contemporary

Artlyst travelled to sunny Margate and Turner Contemporary’s Sunley Gallery to view two major works by leading contemporary artist Yinka Shonibare MBE. The new pieces have been created as part of the 14-18 NOW programme of World War 1 Centenary Art commissions, and coincides with the gallery’s fifth anniversary. Image: Yinka Shonibare, The British Library, […]

19 January 2016

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Turner Contemporary Proves Popular With Record Visits For 2015

Turner Contemporary has proven to be one of the most popular galleries in the South East. Annual visitor targets for 2015-16,have revealed  a total of 352,204 visits to the gallery. This comes two months ahead of schedule. Between 1 April 2015 and 17 January 2016. Risk attracted 81,103 visits, making it the gallery’s most successful autumn exhibition since opening year. […]

8 January 2016

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Rose Wylie Exhibits Large Scale Paintings At Turner Contemporary In January

The John Moores Painting Prize winner 2014, Rose Wylie, 82 is the subject of a major new exhibition at Turner Contemporary’s ground floor Sunley Gallery, where they will be exhibiting a group of paintings and works on paper. This display marks the first time the Sunley gallery has been used for painting. It will include seven large-scale paintings, which […]

12 September 2015

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Pedro Reyes’ Ambitious Installation Opens At Turner Contemporary

This autumn Turner Contemporary presents the second installation in its Sunley Gallery as part of The Year of Mexico 2015 with Pedro Reyes’ Disarm (Mechanised), 2012. Disarm (Mechanized) is an ambitious installation, comprising of 8 mechanical musical instruments, resulting from Pedro Reyes’ international project in which illegal firearms were used to fabricate musical instruments. This […]

2 February 2015

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Selfies And Horror At Turner Contemporary

Turner Contemporary presents the exhibition ‘Self’ which posits the question, in a world where ‘selfies’ have become everyday expressions and ‘Britishness’ is being redefined, what is the role of self-portraiture and how has it shifted through the history of art to the present day? The ‘selfie’ has become a frame through which self-portraiture is re-evaluated […]

8 November 2014

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Turner Contemporary In Margate Exemplifies 20 Years Of National Lottery Success

It has been 20 years since the first National Lottery draw and Culture Secretary Sajid Javid visited Margate this week to see the impact National Lottery funding has had in transforming the town. Turner Contemporary gallery in Margate has received a total of £5.1 million of National Lottery funding from the Arts Council England with […]

24 July 2014

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Krijn de Koning Creates collaboration For Turner Contemporary And Creative Foundation

Turner Contemporary presents Dwelling (Margate / Folkestone), the first public commission in England by Dutch artist Krijn de Koning. This new temporary artwork has been produced by Turner Contemporary for its Summer of Colour festival and Folkestone Triennial 2014, and is the first time Turner Contemporary and the Creative Foundation have collaborated on an artist […]

25 May 2014

Mondrian Margate and Colour: Summer Art Abounds At Turner Contemporary

On a mild Spring morning I set off to Margate and the Turner Contemporary for a day inspired by colour and light.  Taking the high-speed train from St Pancras, I first encountered a giant 20 metres by 10 metres mosaic work of 44 brightly-coloured Perspex, tetris style, L shapes slotted together on the Grand Terrace […]

24 May 2014

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Spencer Finch Creates Site Specific Installation For Turner Contemporary Margate

A major exhibition of work by the American artist Spencer Finch has opened at Turner Contemporary in Margate. This marks Finch’s first solo exhibition in an English public gallery in over 5 years. The show brings together new and recent works by the artist ,all of which reflect on the changing coastal light of Margate […]

4 April 2014

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Spencer Finch Explores Margate’s Coastal Light In New Turner Contemporary Exhibition

American Artist Spencer Finch’s first solo exhibition in an English public gallery in over 5 years brings together new and recent works by the artist, all of which reflect on the changing coastal light of Margate and other sites. The exhibition will be accompanied by a group of JMW Turner’s watercolours selected by Finch from […]

2 April 2014

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Piet Mondrian’s Unique Relationship With Colour Explored In New Turner Contemporary Exhibition

A new exhibition at the Turner Contemporary explores Mondrian (1872-1944) and Colour. The survey is the first to explore practice, tracing the painter’s use of colour from figuration to abstraction, in his early years. Bringing together around 50 paintings by the artist from the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and other collections in Europe and the USA, […]

28 March 2014

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Edmund de Waal Unveils New Atmosphere Installation At Turner Contemporary

De Waal, who grew up close to Margate in Canterbury is best known for his large installations of porcelain vessels and the international bestselling book Hare with the Amber Eyes. He has now unveiled a major new commission for Turner Contemporary’s Sunley Gallery. This is the third commission produced for the Sunley Gallery following those […]

6 March 2014

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Piet Mondrian: 142 Birthday Marked By Tate And Turner Contemporary

The Turner Contemporary in Margate and Tate Liverpool are marking the birth of the Dutch artist, Piet Mondrian, born on 7 March 1872, Piet Mondrian would have been 142 years old tomorrow. The birthday of the most iconic artist of the 20th century comes just a short time before both galleries present major exhibitions exploring […]

5 February 2014

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Edmund de Waal Showcases Atmosphere At Turner Contemporary

Edmund De Waal, the best selling novelist and potter, who grew up in Canterbury and is best known for his large installations of porcelain vessels showcases a major new commission for Turner Contemporary’s Sunley Gallery. This is the third commission produced for the Sunley Gallery following those by Maria Nepomuceno in 2012 and Daniel Buren […]

2 December 2013

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Helen Frankenthaler and JMW Turner Launches 2014 Turner Contemporary Programme

Making Painting: Helen Frankenthaler and JMW Turner launches Turner Contemporary’s exceptional 2014 programme. Showcasing the work of the celebrated American Abstract Expressionist painter, Helen Frankenthaler alongside paintings by JMW Turner from the 19thcentury, the exhibition includes 24 paintings by Frankenthaler, whose last public gallery exhibition was at the Whitechapel in 1969. Turner Contemporary Director, Victoria Pomery […]

1 November 2013

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Piet Mondrian Explored In Two Major UK Spring Exhibitions

Two of the UK’s most prestigious and popular art galleries, Tate Liverpool and Turner Contemporary, will present major exhibitions exploring the work of the acclaimed Dutch artist, Piet Mondrian (1872-1944). Timed to coincide with the 70th anniversary of his death, both exhibitions will collectively tell the story of one of the most iconic artists of […]

17 October 2013

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Turner Contemporary Showcases Sol LeWitt Wall Drawing 1136 As Part Of Artist’s Rooms Programme

Turner Contemporary showcases work by the prolific and influential American artist Sol LeWitt (1928-2007), presenting his spectacular Wall Drawing #1136 in the gallery’s Clore Learning Studio from the 3 December 2013 until 8 June 2014. The work is one of a number of vibrant drawings LeWitt made in the last years of his life, following […]

25 August 2013

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Margate’s Turner Contemporary Prepares To Welcome Their Millionth Visitor

Margate’s Turner Contemporary is expected to welcome its millionth visitor, an astonishing milestone for a gallery which opened a little over 2 years ago. The million visits compares with an original forecast total of around 300,000 for just over 2 years estimated prior to the opening of the gallery. As well as exceeding visitor targets […]

23 July 2013

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Turner Contemporary To Mount Comprehensive Dorothy Cross Exhibition In October

Turner Contemporary is to showcases the most comprehensive UK solo exhibition to date of new and existing work by the Irish artist Dorothy Cross. Connemara is an area of Ireland’s wild west coast, which has long been a destination for painters attempting to document the sea, sky, land and light. Connemara is also home to […]

22 November 2012

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Turner Contemporary Presents Works From The Arts Council Collection

Turner Contemporary’s unique coastal location is the inspiration for a new display of three works from the Arts Council Collection. From 27 November 2012 to 2 June 2013 visitors to the gallery can see paintings from the mid part of the twentieth century by Jeffery Camp RA (b1923), Ivon Hitchins (1893-1975) and Thelma Hulbert (1913-1995). […]

9 November 2012

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Platform Graduate Award Announced For The Promotion Of Emerging Artists

The shortlist for the Platform Graduate Award was announced today by the four flagship contemporary art organisations who will announce the recipient of the inaugural Platform Graduate Award later this month. This pilot project, devised through the Contemporary Visual Arts Network (CVAN) is an inaugural mentor programme between galleries and emerging artists from the South […]

31 August 2012

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Turner Contemporary Presents New Digital Social Media Art Project

Turner Contemporary Film and Video Umbrella presents:  Our Mutual Friends,  a Film and Video Umbrella project, in partnership with Turner Contemporary, Margate and Aspex, Gallery, Portsmouth, presenting four newly commissioned online artworks that take Charles Dickens’s allegorical novel and find echoes in the present. Manifesting in locations both on and offline, Our Mutual Friends connects the […]