Turner Contemporary

Rendezvous Margate Kent
Kent CT9 1HG United Kingdom
T. +44 (0) 1843 233 000

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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

Current and forthcoming events

4 Events listed

Nee Hune
17.09.14 - 02.11.14Exhibition ends in 10 days

Platform: Graduate Award 2014


01.09.14 - 02.11.14Exhibition ends in 10 days

Krijn de Koning: Dwelling (Margate / Folkestone)


Jeremy Deller, We Sit Starving Amidst our Gold. Painted by Stuart Sam Hughes
11.10.14 - 11.01.15Exhibition ends in 80 days

Jeremy Deller: English Magic


286 porcelain vessels in 9 aluminium and plexiglass vitrines Each: 11 3/4 x 118 x 9 3/4 inches (30 x 300 x 25 cm) Overall dimensions variable © Edmund de Waal. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery  Photo Stephen White
29.03.14 - 08.02.15Exhibition ends in 108 days

Edmund de Waal: Atmosphere