Margate gains a real head-Turner

MARGATE’s new Turner Contemporary gallery, one of the largest spaces for art outside London, will open to the public on 16th April 2011.

The new Turner Contemporary gallery will offer panoramic views across Margate’s seafront.

The new Turner Contemporary gallery will offer panoramic views across Margate’s seafront.

Taking inspiration from Britain’s best-known painter, JMW Turner, who was a regular visitor to Margate throughout his life, the gallery is situated on the seafront on the site of a guesthouse frequented by the artist.
To mark this connection there will always be works by Turner on display in the gallery.
Positioned on a plinth to protect against flooding, the building comprises six interlocking rectangular forms and has been designed to ensure all the galleries on the ground floor benefit from northern light.
The gallery will also offer panoramic views out to sea and the opportunity to view the town and bay from the cafe.
It will be free to enter, and most exhibitions will also be free.
Group rates for special events and details of group tours are to be released in the New Year.

For further information

Telephone 01843 294208