Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Mondrian and Colour / Spencer Finch exhibitions now open!


Our summer exhibitions Mondrian and Colour / Spencer Finch are now open! 
Get beneath Piet Mondrian's grid - see over 50 works spanning the twentieth-century artist's career. 
Experience the colour effects created by the natural light on Spencer Finch's large-scale new work Passing Cloud, and how Finch responds to light with a collection of works by the contemporary artist.
Until 21 September 2014
Free admission

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Turner Contemporary is working in partnership with Tate Liverpool, who is presenting the concurrent exhibitionMondrian and his Studios from 6 June until 5 October 2014. The exhibition explores the artist's importance in the field of abstraction and his relationship with architecture and urbanism.

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This summer, Margate is transformed into a festival of colour!
Feel the joy of being by the sea in a colourful explosion of dance, performance, theatre, art and activity in Margate and the surrounding area of Thanet, inspired by Mondrian. 
Every week, experience something colourful, new and exciting, starting with the festival's opening day...

Join us on Saturday 24 May
Margate beach and town fills with coloured windmills made by the community as part ofMoving with the Wind, led by artist Carlos Cortes. The Build Your Worlds Collectivedance on Margate beach at 2.30/3.30/4.30pm. 
Margate Clock Tower's Time Ball drops for the first time in nearly 100 years (1pm) and Dreamland's new Visitor Centre opens on Sunday 25 May (2pm).

Discover your Summer of Colour
There are many events taking place during the festival from the First Fridays art encounters, Coat for a Boat exhibition, Colour Walks and Tango on the Terrace (Mondrian loved to boogie!) to Margate Jazz Festival, creative colour workshops, Deckchair Printing and much more.
Find all the events on our dedicated website
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Half-term activities
We're open bank holiday Monday, and you can get creative at our Colour Collage workshop - experiment with colour and line to create your own collage using images of Margate.
Take part in the Summer of Colour festival by making your own deckchair slings at our free half-term Deckchair Printing workshop with Jenny Duff and Janet Williams. 
Wed 28 and Thu 29 May 1-4pm, drop in
£3.50 per child / free for adults, under 3s and CT9 residents
Summer dining
Our café is open late every Friday and Saturday evening during the summer.

Make your visit to Margate unforgettable by enjoying dinner whilst watching a famous Turner sunset over Margate bay.

2 course meal £15
3 course meal £18

Available from 6.30pm until 9pm
To reserve a table please call Marcio Morali on 01843 220253 or email
Last chance to see
Sol LeWitt Wall Drawing #1136
Until 8 Jun 
There are just 2 weeks left to see LeWitt's exuberant wall piece, which fills our Clore Learning Studio with colour. Renowned for his influence on artists such as Spencer Finch, now showing at Turner Contemporary, LeWitt's work inspires a connection to Piet Mondrian. As Franz Kaiser, Director of Exhibitions at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, states "Sol LeWitt finished what Mondrian started." See them all, adjacent to one another, now at Turner Contemporary.
Matisse: Live
Tue 3 Jun, 7.15pm
Carlton Cinema, Westgate
Complement your visit to our Mondrian and Colourexhibition by seeing Tate's first ever live broadcast into cinemas around the UK. Enjoy an intimate, behind-the-scenes tour of Tate Modern's Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs exhibition with Tate Director Nicholas Serota and broadcaster Francine Stock, featuring interviews with experts, friends of the artist and rare archive footage of Matisse at work. 
See Matisse: Live at Carlton Cinema Westgate 
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Image credits:
Piet Mondrian (1872-1944), Oostzijdse Mill with Extended Blue, Yellow and Purple Sky, 1907-1908, Oil on canvas, 67.5 cm x 117.5 cm Collection Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Netherlands © 2014 Mondrian/Holtzman Trust c/o HCR International USA
Piet Mondrian (1872-1944), Composition with Large Red Plane, Yellow, Black, Grey and Blue, 1921. Oil on canvas, 95.7 x 95.1 cm. Collection Gemeentemuseum Den Haag © 2014 Mondrian/Holtzman Trust c/o HCR International USA.
Turner Contemporary. Photo Carlos Dominquez
Spencer Finch, Passing Cloud, 2010. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin.
Windmills. Photo Mandy Quy-Verlander
Turner Contemporary Cafe. Photo Lee Thompson.
Sol LeWitt: Wall Drawing #1136, installation view at Turner Contemporary.

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