Turner Contemporary
  • Exhibitions at Turner Contemporary

    Exhibitions at Turner Contemporary

    Photo Manu Palomeque
  • Turner Contemporary

    Turner Contemporary

    Photo Carlos Dominquez
  • Exhibitions at Turner Contemporary

    Exhibitions at Turner Contemporary

    Photo Manu Palomeque
  • Rodin's The Kiss at Turner Contemporary

    Rodin's The Kiss at Turner Contemporary

    Photo Nick Guttridge
  • Exhibitions at Turner Contemporary

    Exhibitions at Turner Contemporary

    Photo Manu Palomeque
  • Exhibitions at Turner Contemporary

    Exhibitions at Turner Contemporary

    Photo Manu Palomeque
  • Exhibitions at Turner Contemporary

    Exhibitions at Turner Contemporary

    Photo Manu Palomeque
  • Youth Navigator programme

    Youth Navigator programme

    Photo Manu Palomeque
  • Events at Turner Contemporary

    Events at Turner Contemporary

    Manu Palomeque
  • Events at Turner Contemporary

    Events at Turner Contemporary

    Photo Lee Thompson
  • Family workshops at Turner Contemporary

    Family workshops at Turner Contemporary

    Photo Benedict Johnson

About

Turner Contemporary is a dynamic visual arts organisation that believes in making art open, relevant and fulfilling for all.

Inspired by JMW Turner’s sense of enquiry, we offer a space for everyone to embrace their curiosity and to discover different ways of seeing, thinking and learning.

We do this by offering a stimulating programme of temporary exhibitions, events and learning opportunities. This programme enables intriguing connections to be made between art from 1750 to the present day.

On Saturday 16 April 2011 our landmark new gallery, designed by Stirling Prize Winner David Chipperfield Architects, opened. Admission to the gallery is free. Watch the opening ceremony here.

Situated on Margate’s seafront, on the same site where Turner stayed when visiting the town, our gallery is the largest exhibition space in the South East, outside of London.

We are at the forefront of Margate’s exciting revival as Kent’s new cultural heart.

With the help of our funders, community and supporters, we stimulate change and build a warm, vibrant cultural space for everyone.

'Turner Contemporary’s purpose is to stretch the boundaries of current visual arts practice, to make the exhibitions sufficiently varied and to bridge the gap between the historical and contemporary.' 
Victoria Pomery, Director, Turner Contemporary

'Designed by the immaculately progressive David Chipperfield, Turner Contemporary is prob­ably the most elegant gallery interior in Britain right now.'
Waldermar Januszczak, art critic

"I never imagined that my family and grandchildren would have the opportunity to walk into a local gallery to view world-class art. Now they do."
Local resident


Turner Contemporary is a part of the Plus Tate network of visual arts organisations across the UK.


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