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.
Friday 4 February 2022, 6-8pm
Join us after hours for 'First Friday', and discover live performance artworks selected for The Turner Contemporary Open.
23 October 2021 - 20 February 2022
To mark our 10th anniversary and ten years on from our first Open, this open submission exhibition celebrates and showcases the wealth of artistic talent living, working and training in Kent.
Please note there is currently no access to the Age UK exhibition.
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.
12 March – 19 June 2022
In spring 2022 we will present the first major solo exhibition by British-Ghanaian artist Larry Achiampong. The exhibition will include the newly commissioned feature-length film Wayfinder, which follows a young girl’s journey across England. Achiampong has also curated a display of paintings by JMW Turner and collaborated with Turner Contemporary to create a gaming room.
30 September 2021 - 30 September 2022
Local school children commissioned renowned artist Conrad Shawcross to create this new major artwork for Ramsgate.
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’.
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.
Saturday 15 Jan: 11am - 12pm, 12.30 - 1.30pm & Saturday 5 Feb: 2pm - 3pm
Join co-curator Jason Tennant for a free British Sign Language tour of The Open 2021 at Turner Contemporary.
Saturday 5 Feb: 2pm - 3pm (Fully booked)
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.
Saturdays and Sundays from 6th Nov 21 - 19th Feb 22
Free drop-in family workshops.
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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