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  • Autumn exhibition installation - galleries closed

    Tue 15 Sep - Fri 9 Oct 2015
    From Tuesday 15 September until Friday 9 October 2015, no main exhibitions will be on show as we install our autumn/winter exhibition Risk (10 October 2015 - 17 January 2016).
    © Pedro Reyes; Courtesy Lisson Gallery
  • Year of Mexico in the UK: Pedro Reyes: Disarm (Mechanized)

    Sat 12 Sep 2015 - Sun 10 Jan 2016
    See, watch and hear illegal firearms as musical instruments in Pedro Reyes’ ambitious installation. Reyes was offered the crushed revolvers, shot-guns and machine-guns by the Mexican government following their confiscation and public destruction. Disarm (Mechanized) will play at automated intervals.
    Pedro Reyes, Disarm (Mechanized), 2012, Recycled metal, dimensions variable. Installation comprising of 8 mechanized instruments © Pedro Reyes; Courtesy Lisson Gallery.
  • Platform Graduate Showcase

    Wed 9 Sep - Sun 15 Nov 2015
    Turner Contemporary showcases the talent of emerging artists from Kent, as part of the Platform Graduate Award. These nine artists work in a wide range of media, from film and installation, watercolour and oil painting, to wax sculpture.
    Courtesy of the artist
  • Coming soon...Risk

    Sat 10 Oct 2015 - Sun 17 Jan 2016
    What happens when art and risk collide? This autumn, see artists leap into the void, abandon control and push art to the limit as creative risk-taking comes under the spotlight with over 70 pivotal works from the mid-20th century to the present.
    Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Polaris Paris
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, offering an inspiring place for you to see, think and learn differently.

Admission is free.

We are open Tuesday - Sunday and bank holidays, 10am - 6pm. From 10 October, Turner Contemporary's winter opening hours will be 10am - 5pm.

From 14 September until 9 October we are installing our autumn/winter exhibition, Risk. No exhibitions will be on show, but our cafe and ground floor spaces will be open.


Admission to the gallery is free
Open Tuesday - Sunday and bank holidays 10am - 5pm (closed Mondays except bank holidays).


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