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  • Grayson Perry: Provincial Punk

    Sat 23 May - Sun 13 Sep 2015
    See more than 50 works in this focussed survey of Perry’s practice, only on show in Margate. From a young artist forging his own language in Thatcherite 1980s Britain to his work today, the exhibition explores the ‘Provincial Punk’ spirit at the heart of Perry's work.
    Photo: Benedict Johnson
  • Year of Mexico in the UK: Carlos Amorales

    Sat 14 Mar - Sun 6 Sep 2015
    As part of the Year of Mexico in the UK and the UK in Mexico in 2015, see Mexican artist Carlos Amorales', We Will See How Everything Reverberates in our Sunley Gallery. Come and play the suspended cymbals.
    Photo Stephen White
  • 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.
  • Autumn installation - galleries closed

    Mon 14 Sep - Fri 9 Oct 2015
    From Monday 14 May until Friday 9 May 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
  • 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 in summer // 10am - 5pm in autumn/winter.

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 - 6pm (closed Mondays except bank holidays).


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