Good Luck to Margate and Turner Contemporary
Congratulations to Margate after a fantastic week following the opening of Turner Contemporary on 16th April.
I popped over last Thursday on a sunny afternoon and Margate's old town was bustling. As I walked towards Margate's Turner Contemporary, there was a real summer atmosphere with small independent stores full of customers and people enjoying food and drink sitting outside pubs and cafes. Margate is on the up and long may it continue!
Margate's Turner Contemporary is an exciting building situated at the beginning of the Harbour Arm where it overlooks one of Turner's favourite views - Margate's beautiful seascape. The current exhibition includes the work of six contemporary artists and most of them have used the local area as inspiration for their art just as Turner did some 200 years before. Their work is displayed alongside Turner's painting of The Eruption of the Souffrier Mountains until September 2011 so there is plenty of time to come and visit before the next exhibition is installed. The Gallery is free for everyone and is open every day except mondays (although it is open on Bank Holiday Mondays). There are child and adult workshops available for as little as £2 for an afternoon of fun and creativity.
If you want to know more about current or forthcoming exhibitions and events, click on the link for Turner Contemporary on the right hand side of this page.