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.
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
Most exhibitions and commissions result from direct invitations to artists. We do accept submissions from individuals or organisations.
If you would like to submit a proposal, please read and complete the Programme Proposal Form, available to download at the bottom of this page, and send it to the Exhibitions Team at Turner Contemporary, Rendezvous, Margate, CT9 1HG.
Please include a SAE if you would like your material returned. Please do not send any original material or anything that you need returned to you within one month. Due to the high volume of material we receive, we cannot guarantee an immediate response.