Turner Contemporary is marking its reopening and tenth birthday with a raft of exhibitions and projects for 2022 and beyond at its Margate gallery and offsite, featuring commissions by British sculptor Antony Gormley and local artists.
In celebration of its tenth birthday, Turner Contemporary is presenting a new programme of exhibitions including Antony Gormley’s Another Time XXI exhibition. Groups can book a selection of 60-minute tours including a gallery tour or a curator tour to hear the stories behind the artworks and gain insights on the latest exhibitions by one of the gallery curators or staff.
Overview of exhibitions
Another Time XXI: Antony Gormley (offsite), until 1st November 2030
Known for his sculptures, installations and public artworks that investigate the relationship of the human body to space, Antony Gormley’s Another Time XXI is one of a series of 100 solid cast-iron figures sited on Fulsam Rock on the Margate foreshore.
Other sculptures from this body of work have been installed all over the world, from the River Thames in London to Kunisaki in Japan. Gormley’s figure is only visible at low tide from the first floor balcony and from the shoreline behind the gallery.
Sirens: Sophie von Hellermann and Anne Ryan, until spring 2023
Sophie von Hellermann and Anne Ryan’s new collaborative commission runs in the Sunley Gallery throughout 2022 and combines large-scale paintings by von Hellermann with Ryan’s three-dimensional painted ‘cut outs’.
The works draw on both artists’ experiences living and working in Margate – the town, its energy and people, its vast seascapes and light, its contemporary life and culture.
Journey Home: Larry Achiampong, 12th March - 19th June 2022
This is the largest solo exhibition to date by British Ghanaian artist Larry Achiampong and will include Journey Home, a new film and sculptural installation, alongside a display of paintings by JMW Turner chosen by the artist.
Achiampong’s new work will continue his exploration of race and belonging; empire and colonial history; and the experiences of marginalisation and suppression of the African diaspora.
The exhibition will then tour to MK Gallery, Milton Keynes and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead.
Ingrid Pollard, 9th July - 25th September 2022
In partnership with Milton Keynes Gallery, Turner Contemporary will present the first major mid-career survey of Ingrid Pollard whose work in film, photography and sculpture explores how images and identity are constructed, especially in representations of history and the landscape. This will be the first exhibition bring together work from the 1970s to the present day.
About Turner Contemporary
Founded to celebrate JMW Turner’s connection to Margate in 2001, the David Chipperfield designed gallery opened in Margate, Kent, in 2011.
As well as showcasing world-class exhibitions, the gallery aims to drive social and economic regeneration of Margate and East Kent and transform lives in one of the most deprived areas of the UK.
Since it opened, Turner Contemporary has welcomed over 3.5 million visitors, put over £70 million back into the Kent economy and connected with thousands of people from the local community.
Turner Contemporary is open Wednesday to Sunday. General admission to the gallery and exhibitions is free although groups are requested to book in advance with paid-for tours available. For more information and to book group visits, go to www.turnercontemporary.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.