Monday, 11 February 2013

Half term events at Turner Contemporary

Press release
Half term family fun and events at Turner Contemporary

This February half term, there are lots of reasons to pay a visit to Turner Contemporary, with the gallery’s exciting array of events and drop in workshops for families and individuals of all ages.

Alongside a rare opportunity to see Rosa Barba discuss her current exhibition and installationSubconscious SocietySiobhan Davies Dance stages a weekend of performance with To hand, which sees dance artist Matthias Sperling move across the gallery space whilst balancing on a set of everyday objects. Adults and children can help artist Chris Daniels to create Unravel - Britain’s longest hand-painted film, at the drop in family workshops taking place during half term week.

Tea + Talk: History of Sea Forts
Thu 7 Feb 2013, £6/£5 concessions
Local historian Frank Turner reveals the mystery of the haunting WWII defence forts that lie out to sea along the East Kent coast, featured in Rosa Barba’s film Subconscious Society. Free cup of tea with every ticket.
Family workshops: Materials
Sun 10, 24 Feb 2013, drop in
Feel, explore, play and build with different materials, inspired by Carl Andre, Supported by WWMartin.
Rosa Barba in Conversation
Wed 13 Feb, 6pm, £6/£5
A unique chance to hear Rosa Barba talk about her new exhibition and installationSubconscious Society, with Lynne Cooke andAndrew Mellon Professor at the National Gallery of Art Washington.
Family workshops: Hand Paint Film
Wed 20 & Thu 21 Feb (half term), 1 – 4pm, drop in, £3 per child/free for adults, under 3s and families living in CT9
Help artist Chris Daniels to create Unravel – Britain’s longest hand-painted film.
Talk + Tea: The Dreamland Trust presents… Under the Pier Show with Tim Hunkin
Thu 21 Feb, 3pm, £6 / £5 concessions
Engineer, cartoonist, writer and artist Tim Hunkin talks about the history of the amusement arcade. Free cup of tea with every ticket. This event is part of Game Expo East Kent (GEEK) 2013, Thursday 21 – Wednesday 24 February (half term).
To hand
Fri 22 – Sun 24 Feb, 12 – 4pm, free
Siobhan Davies Dance and dance artistMatthias Sperling present To hand.
Where Carl Andre invites you to move around objects, here you are invited to follow the performer’s precarious movement across the space balancing on a set of everyday objects.
Free exhibition tours
Every Sat, Sun and Bank Holiday, 11 – 11:30am

Youth Navigator tours
Sat 2 Feb, 10:30 – 12:30pm, free

Free self-led exhibition activities
Tue – Sun, 10am – 6pm, drop in
£3 per child/free for adults, under 3s and families living in CT9
Clore Learning Studio (subject to availability)
Artist David Redfern teaches the basics of perspective drawing in a self-led activity.


Family workshops
Sun 10, Sun 17, Wed 20, Wed 21, Sun 24 Feb, 1–4pm, drop in, £3 per child/free for adults, under 3s and families living in CT9
At our family workshops you can explore the exhibitions through our fun activities, created especially for adults and children to enjoy together.

Full event information can be found on our website

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