Wednesday, 11 January 2012


Felicity Aston speaks about her attempt to cross the South Pole 19 April 6pm. Image Felicity Aston

Spring events programme
To complement our spring exhibitions Hamish Fulton: Walk (17 January - 7 May) and Turner and the Elements (28 January - 13 May), we've got a thrilling programme of live events, talks, family workshops, tours, films and day courses for you to participate in.

Highlights include a world-premiere of the opera Malédictions d’une furie (A Fury’s Curses) with composer John Croft, Siobhan Davies Dance perform at a Late Night Live Weekend Special, plus life drawing classes for adults.

See the entire programme by visiting the what's on section of our website

Image JMW Turner, The New Moon or 'I've lost My Boat, You shan't have Your Hoop', exhibited 1840 © Tate, London 2010


Talk: Inés Richter-Musso, Co-Curator of Turner and the Elements
Saturday 28 January 3pm
£5 / 4 concessions
On the opening day of our first major show of JMW Turner's work, Co-Curator of Turner and the Elements, Inés Richter-Musso starts our series of talks with an insight into the exhibition.
Other speakers throughout the spring include explorer Felicity Aston, Janet Street-Porter, Hamish Fulton with Erling Kagge and James Hamilton. 

Hamish Fulton, Margate Walking, 2010

Get walking...
To celebrate the launch of Hamish Fulton: Walk, we are partnering with the Healthwalks Scheme and Marvellous Margate walks on Saturday 21 January to hold a special walk, starting at 11.45am from Turner Contemporary. 

Join us for this fun (reasonably paced) walk, which is open to all ages and abilities and lasts about 90 minutes. KMFM Breakfast Presenter Johnny Lewis will be coming along, as will a number of the TC team. We'd love to see you there. 

Image Hamish Fulton, Walk 2: Margate boating pool, 2010. Photo © Dan Bass

Curator's blog
Throughout our exhibitions, the Turner Contemporary Curators reveal insights into the process of creating an exhibition on our blog. 

Head of Exhibitions Sarah Martin's new post gives an introduction to our first new exhibition of 2012,Hamish Fulton: Walk


Encounter Forum
This spring, we're giving our supporters the chance to take part in lively discussions about the work of Turner Contemporary and have your chance to participate in our future programming.

The Encounter Forum takes place every fortnight, starting on Wednesday 25 January.

Come along to the Forum, bring a friend who has never been to the gallery before and get a free cup of tea/coffee at the Forum. 

Email for details.

Photo Ming tang-Evans

Turner Contemporary Café 
Our café is a great place to relax, drink, eat and meet family and friends. With stunning views across Margate bay and an outdoor terrace, you can enjoy the modern seasonal cuisine, whatever the weather.

Dinner Service
Every Friday and Saturday evening 6-10pm

Free Pluckley Tea or Mozzo Coffee
with our Best of Kent English / Vegetarian Breakfast or Margate / New York Hash.
Offer runs until 27 January 2012. Breakfast is served 10am - 1pm Tuesday to Saturday. All items are subject to availability.

Image de-installation of Nothing in the World But Youth in the West Gallery

Exhibition changeover reminder
Until Monday 16 January, our upper floor gallery spaces are closed to the public for the installation ofHamish Fulton: Walk and Turner and the Elements.

During changeover, you can still see Rodin’s The Kiss and Buren's Borrowing and Multiplying the Landscape, work in situ in our downstairs spaces. We're also showing a series of short films from 10am - 6pm each day we're open, in the Foyle Rooms. The Shop and Café remain open during our usual opening hours.

You can see a time lapse film of the installation, which is updated every day, here.

Main image A Series of Appointments, by Siobhan Davies, for ROTOR. Photo Pari Maderi

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