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Quiet Hours: Turner Contemporary

Join us to experience our Quiet Hours and see the exhibitions in an environment that is more comfortable and accessible for our visitors with additional needs.

Tuesday 30 August, 1

Tuesday 30 August, 1 - 5pm & Sunday 11 September, 1 - 5pm

Turner Contemporary Rendezvous, Margate, Kent CT9 1HG
Turner Contemporary Rendezvous, Margate, Kent CT9 1HG

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Join us during Quiet Hours to experience the exhibitions in an environment that is more comfortable and accessible for our visitors with additional needs.

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Guyanese-born British artist and photographer Ingrid Pollard’s Turner Prize-nominated exhibition Carbon Slowly Turning is showing at the gallery this summer (9 July – 25 September 2022). Created In partnership with MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, this is the first exhibition to fully explore Pollard’s experimental works, from the 1980’s to the present day.

The exhibition, which spans Turner Contemporary’s first-floor galleries, is Pollard’s first major survey and examines her substantial contribution to British art. Her work explores how images and identity are constructed, especially in representations of history and the landscape, working with film, photography, installation and sound. Neither a retrospective nor a chronological display, this exhibition interrogates Britishness, race and sexuality.

Also showing: Sirens: Sophie von Hellermann and Anne Ryan and Portfolio, our annual art competition.

We make small changes to ensure a visit to Turner Contemporary is more comfortable and accessible for our visitors with additional needs. During Quiet Hour:

  • Sound within galleries will be turned down
  • Hand dryers in the toilets will be turned off
  • Ear defenders are available to borrow and will be cleaned before and after use
  • Staff radios will be set to a low level
  • Quiet Hour signs will be placed around the gallery encouraging all visitors to contribute to a calm and relaxed atmosphere

All of our staff members are provided with information about neurodiversity to help make your visit as comfortable as possible. Share your feedback or suggestions with us on the day of your visit, or you can email info@turnercontemporary.org

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

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