Turner Contemporary is an art gallery in Margate, Kent, England. It is situated on Margate seafront, on the same site as the boarding house where J. M. W. Turner stayed when visiting the town. The gallery organises a rolling programme of temporary exhibitions and events.
In 1921, T.S. Eliot spent a few weeks in Margate at a crucial moment in his career. He arrived in a fragile state, physically and mentally, and worked on The Waste Land sitting in the Nayland Rock shelter on Margate Sands. The poem was published the following year, and proved to be a pivotal and influential modernist work, reflecting on the fractured world in the aftermath of the First World War as well as Eliot’s own personal crisis.
Below are a few shots of the shelter he sat at near the Nayland Rock that I took in 2016.
The Turner Contemporary has an exhibition which is the culmination of a three year project designed to develop a pioneering approach to curating. Local residents, coming together as the Waste land Research Group, have developed the entire exhibition. Journeys with 'The Waste Land' is consequently the result of many months the group have spent discussing personal connections between art, poetry and life. More information here
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A couple of moody black & white photographs of the Turner Contemporary building taken at sunrise.
One of the UK’s leading art galleries.
Situated on Margate seafront, the Turner Contemporary gallery which was designed by Sir David Chipperfield and sits on the same site where Turner stayed when visiting the town.
The Turner Contemporary presents a rolling programme of temporary exhibitions, events and learning opportunities which make intriguing links between historic and contemporary art.
More information here
You have to be prepared to get wet to get the shot...
Antony Gormely's sculpture, "Another Time" with Turner Contemporary Margate in the background.
ANOTHER TIME is a series of one hundred, solid cast-iron figures by Antony Gormley who is known for his sculptures and installations that explore the experience of being human, of inhabiting a human body.
More of my ANOTHER TIME pictures here.
For more info about the sculpture click here