Monday, 18 February 2013

Turner Contemporary announces 2013 March events programme

Press release
Turner Contemporary announces 2013 March events programme

Alongside our current exhibitions Carl Andre: Mass & MatterRosa Barba: Subject to Constant Change and Turner’s Perspective: Selected by Rosa Barba, Turner Contemporary is delighted to announce highlights from its March 2013 events programme.

Major events taking place at Turner Contemporary this March include; Carl Andre: Mass & Matter, a panel discussion with Tate Liverpool’s Gavin Delahunty, lecturers Dr Alistair Rider and Dr Grant Pooke, as well as a text-inspired weekend festival of activity with Words to be Spoken Aloud, featuring work by artist Sue Tompkins and 1066, a new work by Turner Prize nominee Fiona  Banner as well as the Margate Writers’ Squad. In addition, Humphrey Ocean, Professor of Perspective at the Royal Academy, reveals new interpretations of Turner’s perspective drawings in a free spotlight tour.

Carl Andre: Mass & Matter
Panel discussion

Wed 6 Mar, 7pm, £6/£5 concessions
Tate Liverpool’s Head of Exhibitions & Displays Gavin Delahunty and lecturer Dr Alistair Rider discuss the context in which Carl Andre’s practice emerged and its influence. Chaired by Senior Lecturer in History & Philosophy of Art Dr Grant Pooke.

Words to be Spoken Aloud
Fri 8– Sun 10 Mar, free
A weekend festival of text-inspired performance, exhibitions and workshops. Artists including Fiona Banner and Sue Tompkins, Margate Writers’ Squad and sculpture students from the Royal College of Art come together to transform ‘found’ text into art. Starting with Friday’s Late Night Live and throughout the weekend. Curated by Ruth Beale and Nicole Bachmann, supported by Wysing Arts Centre and Arts Council England.

Tea+Talk: Optical Phenomena
Thu 14 Mar, 3pm, £6/£5 concessions
Through optical demonstrations, physicistBrian Blandford shows how light creates spectacular atmospheric phenomena such as rainbows and haloes, and reveals how the nature of light has influenced artists such as Turner.
Free cup of tea with every ticket


Turner’s Perspective spotlight tour
Thu 21 Mar, 3pm, free
Humphrey Ocean, current Professor of Perspective at the Royal Academy, sheds new light on Turner’s perspective drawings, which the artist made to accompany his lectures in the mid-19th century.
Family Philosophical Inquiry
Sat 16 Mar, 10.30am – 12 noon, free
Join children and teachers from Bromstone Primary School for informal conversations, using the artworks as a starting point. At Turner Contemporary, we use Philosophical Inquiry to introduce adults and children to artworks. This approach brings together hands-on exploration with a philosophical structure that supports creative questioning and thinking.
Perspective Drawing
Adult workshop

Sat 30 Mar, 10am-4pm, £50/£40 concessions
Inspired by our exhibition Turner’s Perspective, artist David Redfern teaches the basics of perspective drawing.
Book online at
Code MAR/02255/A/LC

Free exhibition tours
Every Sat, Sun and Bank Holiday, 11 – 11:30am
Perspective Windows
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.

Saturdays 1 – 4pm, drop in
£3 per child/free for adults, under 3s and families living in CT9
Clore Learning Studio (subject to availability)
Inspired by Carl Andre, feel, explore, play and build in this self-led activity.
Supported by WWMartin.


Craft Club
Sat 30 Mar, 1 – 4pm, drop in, free
Learn to knit, crochet, weave, sew and more with our friendly craft enthusiasts.
Family workshops 
Sun 3, Sun 10, Sun 17, Sun 24, Fri 29, Sun 31 Mar, 1 – 4pm, drop in
£3 per child/free for adults, under 3s and families living in CT9

Full event information can be found on our website

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