Open Tues to Sun and
bank holidays 10am-6pm
Nothing in the World But Youth
17 September 2011 - 8 January 2012
Inspired by Margate, a seaside town associated throughout history with youth experience, Nothing in the World But Youth encompasses the excitement, energy and pulsating creativity of the young, bringing together over 200 works by 94 artists in an examination of youth.
Rodin's The Kiss
4 October 2011 - 2 September 2012
'The isolated grandeur of this sculpture's display in Margate is a bit like the solitary splendour of Michelangelo's David in its immense niche in Florence, and it powerfully focuses attention on the greatness of Rodin.
Hamish Fulton: Walk
17 January 2012 - 7 May 2012
Hamish Fulton's first one-person show in the UK since 2002 includes new work made as the result of the group walks in Kent that were commissioned by Turner Contemporary in the lead up to the opening of our new gallery.
Turner and the Elements
28 January 2012 - 13 May 2012
'Magnificent paintings worth crawling on your hands and feet to Margate to see' Novelist and Psychogeographer Iain Sinclair reviews Turner and the Elements on .
She Lay Down Deep Beneath the Sea: Tracey Emin at Turner Contemporary
26 May 2012 - 23 September 2012
'Margate’s sympathetic installation across three galleries gives maximum force.
Defining Gravity: Dog Kennel Hill Project and John Smith, Horizon
1 June 2012 - 27 August 2012
Two new works; a video by visual artist John Smith and site-specific performances by dance artists Dog Kennel Hill Project, have been commissioned by Turner Contemporary, Stour Valley Arts and South East Dance as part of RELAY.
Mark Wallinger: Sinema Amnesia
7 July 2012 - 27 August 2012
This summer, we have two major new site-specific commissions by internationally acclaimed artists Mark Wallinger and Lindsay Seers, which respond to Margate and use footage shot in the town.
Lindsay Seers: Entangled²
7 July 2012 - 5 August 2012
In a secret space at Turner Contemporary, Lindsay Seers’ new film installation Entangled² delves into a seaside past where the boundaries between people blur.
Our Mutual Friends
30 August 2012 - 27 September 2012
Online artist with artist Gayle Chong Kwan Broadcast live Thur 27 Sept - watch now below
Bob and Roberta Smith - Should I Stay or Should I Go (Dilemmas for Margate)
6 September 2012 - 28 October 2012
Internationally renowned artist Bob and Roberta Smith was commissioned by Turner Contemporary in 2006 to create a banner project to animate Margate High Street.
Maria Nepomuceno: Tempo para Respirar (Breathing Time)
14 September 2012 - 17 March 2013
The second artist commission for our Sunley Gallery is Tempo para Respirar (Breathing Time) by Brazilian artist Maria Nepomuceno.
Alex Katz: Give Me Tomorrow
6 October 2012 - 13 January 2013
Alex Katz (born Brooklyn, New York, 1927) is one of the most important and respected living American artists with a career that spans over six decades.
Alex Katz on Painting: Masterpieces from Tate
6 October 2012 - 20 January 2013
A superb personal selection of works from the Tate Collection, chosen by Alex Katz, including works by George Stubbs, JMW Turner, Walter Sickert, Henri Rousseau, Francis Picabia, Chaim Soutine, Piet Mondrian, David Hockney and Marlene Dumas.
Platform Graduate Showcase 2012
10 October 2012 - 18 November 2012
This autumn, Turner Contemporary is showcasing the talent of emerging artists from East Kent in the Ground Floor and Clore Learning Studio spaces, as part of the new Platform programme which aims to support graduate professional development and nurture new talent.
Arts Council Collection display
27 November 2012 - 2 June 2013
Our unique coastal location is the inspiration for a new display of three works from the Arts Council Collection.