Press

You can download press releases and images for our current and upcoming exhibitions below. 

All images must be reproduced with full and correct captions.

Scroll to the bottom of the page for facts and figures about Turner Contemporary.

For more information, or to arrange press trips and interviews please contact:
press@turnercontemporary.org or call 01843 233 020

 

Dropbox for Sophie von Hellermann and Anne Ryan: Sirens

Dropbox for The Turner Contemporary Open

Dropbox for Conrad Shawcross/Pioneering Places

Dropbox for Ellen Harvey

Press Release – Culture Recovery Fund

Dropbox for Seaside: Photographed

Dropbox for Barbara Walker: Place, Space and Who

Dropbox for We Will Walk

Dropbox for Antony Gormley, ANOTHER TIME

Dropbox for Turner Prize 2019

Dropbox for England’s Creative Coast (2020)

Dropbox for Portfolio

Dropbox for Margate Festival NOW 2018

Dropbox for Turner Contemporary’s building

Dropbox for Culture Kent

Dropbox for The New £20 Note

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Funding

Turner Contemporary is a charity that relies on donations to continue our outstanding work. Turner Contemporary’s main funders are Kent County Council and Arts Council England. We are also supported by other public investment and lottery funding, individual patrons, corporate patrons, trusts and foundations, catalyst endowment donors, and visitors who donate in the gallery and online.

Social Value

Research conducted by Canterbury Christ Church University’s Business School (Social Value Report, October 2016) shows that since Turner Contemporary opened in 2011 it has helped to re-establish Margate as a destination town, and encouraged 2 million visits in its first five years. 4% of these visitors had never been to an art gallery before coming to Turner Contemporary, equating to 80,000 people experiencing art in a gallery context for the first time. Over the lifetime of the gallery so far, 48% of visits were made by those who specifically came to Margate to visit Turner Contemporary.

  • For every £1 invested by Turner Contemporary in our exhibitions, £2.88 of net social value is created for visitors to the gallery.
  • For every £1 invested by Turner Contemporary in our Lifelong Learning activities, £4.09 of net social value is created for participants.
  • For every £1 invested by Turner Contemporary in our Formal Education programme, £5.15 of net social value is created for participants.

For further information, read our latest social value report here.

Further information can be provided on request.