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.
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.
For more information on Turner Contemporary go to www.turnercontemporary.org
Oscar-winning film makers, world-renowned fashion designers, television presenters, celebrity jewellers and Turner Prize nominees are just some of the high-profile graduates from the University for the Creative Arts.
As a specialist university, we have created a unique community for our students, where like-minded people can share in the creative process and inspire one another. Collaboration between courses is encouraged, with fine artists studying with budding film-makers, and fashion designers working alongside architects. In this way, our students benefit from exposure to a range of disciplines.
We pride ourselves on our industry-standard facilities. Our campuses are home to workshops for ceramics, glass, wood and metals where students can experiment under the supervision of technicians with extensive industry experience in their field. There is extensive studio space in painting, sculpture, fashion and film-making; radio and TV facilities for trainee journalists; stop motion equipment for animators; and an industry-standard Gerber suite for fashion pattern cutting.
It is not surprising that this specialist learning environment has produced graduates who go on to lead in their chosen industry. Our alumni include, Karen Millen and Zandra Rhodes in the world of fashion; jeweller, Stephen Webster; Oscar winning animators, Michael Dudok de Wit and Suzie Templeton; artists, Humphrey Ocean and Tacita Dean; and, textile designer Roger Oates.
For more information on UCA go to www.ucreative.ac.uk