From 1 November 2021 to 3 April 2022, we will be open Wednesday to Sunday 10am – 5pm
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2021 marks 10 years since the opening of the gallery. Over the next year, we will be sharing stories and reflections from the last 10 years, but more importantly, we will be looking towards the future and planning for the next 10 years and beyond.
23 October 2021 - 20 February 2022
To mark our 10th anniversary and ten years on from our first Open, this open submission exhibition will celebrate and showcase the wealth of artistic talent living, working and training in Kent.
12 November 2021 - Spring 2023
Sophie von Hellermann and Anne Ryan present Sirens, a new collaborative commission made for Turner Contemporary’s ground floor Sunley Gallery, which looks out over the North Sea. It will combine large-scale paintings by von Hellermann with Ryan’s three-dimensional painted ‘cutouts’.
Friday 20th August - Friday 17th December
Isle of Sound is the first artwork created for the new Creative Isle Community Rail Partnership, a new initiative by Turner Contemporary in collaboration with Thanet District Council and support from Southeastern.
30 September 2021 - 30 September 2022
Local school children commissioned renowned artist Conrad Shawcross to create this new major artwork for Ramsgate.
Friday 3 December 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us every first friday of the month for First Friday Margate - a free event showcasing the town’s creative community. Get involved in a range of workshops, poetry and much more!
Sat 19 Aug 2017 - Sun 1 Nov 2030
Sited in Margate, beside Turner Contemporary, you can see one of a series of one hundred, solid cast-iron figures by Antony Gormley that explore the experience of being human.
Friday 26 November 2021 – 20 February 2022
Running concurrently to The Open exhibition at Turner Contemporary is a collaboration with the Creative Isle Community Rail Partnership. Artworks which aren’t exhibited in the Turner Contemporary gallery spaces have been distributed on posters across the rail network at posters sites in stations across Thanet.
Friday 10th and Saturday 11th of December, Foyle Rooms 1 and 2
There will be the chance to hear all 7 stations – the masterwork of Isle of Sound - in The Foyle Rooms. Visitors are invited to move amongst speakers that play individual narratives, before entering a central listening zone where the combination of 7 stations form a dynamic masterwork. Artist Emily Peasgood and producer Geoffrey Papin will be present to answer questions about how the work was created with the local community, before the work closes on 17th December.
9th January 2022, 1pm-4pm
Come and enjoy a free UCA taster session. You can join a Mono-printing and Collagraph Taster on Sunday 9 January 2022. The tatser is free and takes three hours.
19 February 2021 - 19 February 2022
Part of a new series of digital artworks from Turner Contemporary, commissioned in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic. ‘Memory Palace Thanet’ is a video game which aims to connect communities through memory.
30 April 2021 - 30 April 2022
Part of a new series of digital artworks from Turner Contemporary, commissioned in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Still Suspended is an original 30-minute online film with immersive sound (best heard through stereo headphones) and experimental imagery.
1 April 2021 - 1 April 2022
Part of a new series of digital artworks from Turner Contemporary, commissioned in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic. ‘The Sacred Ecologist’ includes a series of digital sculptures and an accompanying graphic novella.
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