BSL Tour: The Open 2021

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)

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Saturday 5 Feb: 2pm

Saturday 5 Feb: 2pm - 3pm

Turner Contemporary Rendezvous, Margate, Kent CT9 1HG

Booking a free ticket before your visit is essential. Please help us protect visitors and staff by wearing a face-covering in the gallery.

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The Exhibition

To mark our 10th anniversary and ten years on from our first Open, The Turner Contemporary Open 2021 celebrates and showcases the wealth of artistic talent living, working and training in Kent.

Artworks span sculpture, painting, ceramics, film and photography, including work by internationally renowned artists such as Tracey Emin, Rose Wylie and Margo Selby, alongside up-and-coming artists such as Matilda Sutton, Joshua Atkins and Lisa Wright.

The works have been selected by four Thanet-based community groups and collectives: Age UK Thanet, Canvas 4 Equality, Margate Pride and the Turner Contemporary Access Group. These groups have volunteered their time as curators with the support of Turner Contemporary. Each group has taken over a gallery space, in which they have curated their selection of artworks.

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The Tour

This tour is delivered in British Sign Language by Jason Tennant without an interpreter or voiceover. Jason co-curated the Open For Everyone space as part of the Turner Contemporary Access Group. Jason is a Director at Palm Deaf Community Services where he teaches BSL and Deaf Awareness sessions, he is a Deaf Role Model and Mentor to Deaf people in the local community.

Please meet on the balcony.

Booking in advance is essential for this free tour. You can also book tickets in person at Turner Contemporary’s shop or contact the Visitor Experience Team 01843 233025 (10am – 5pm Daily).

If you have any other access needs that you would like to let us know about please contact: or call 01843 233000.