Jeremy Deller: English Magic opens at Turner Contemporary on 11 October 2014. English Magicfurther explores Jeremy Deller’s ongoing interest in the diverse nature of British society: its people, myths and folklore as well as its broad cultural, socio-political and economic history. Following a national tour since January 2014, Turner Contemporary presents the full spectrum and final UK showcase of the exhibition, commissioned by the British Council for the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2013. The exhibition is accompanied by a series of stimulating talks and events.
Contemporary artist Jeremy Deller is joined by political commentator John Kampfner to discuss the topic of wealth to coincide with Jeremy’s exhibition and the release of Kampfner’s book The Rich. Author and poet Clive Wilmer explores the work of William Morris and John Ruskin and their influence on Victorian society. To coincide the release of Mike Leigh’s biopic of JMW Turner on 31 October starring actor Timothy Spall, Tim Wright, the artist who taught Spall how to paint as Turner for the film, and Charlie Cobb, who produced the Turner paintings for the film, discuss working on the making of Mr Turner in an exclusive talk at Turner Contemporary.
Throughout the autumn programme, the gallery will show monthly screenings of films made by artists. This series is presented in association with the ICA with support from The Foyle Foundation. In December artist group Janez Janša, Janez Janša and Janez Janša undertake a presentation and performance organised in collaboration with UCA Canterbury. To conclude 2014, Turner Contemporary welcomes in the festive season with a performance by the Big Sing choir and a workshop of festive folk decorations with artist Zoe Murphy.
Winter opening times
Tuesday – Sunday and bank holidays, 10am – 5pm
Admission to the gallery is free.
Other autumn highlights include: