Friday, 4 February 2011

Two New Galleries

Turner Contemporary

There are two exciting new Art Galleries opening this year, the first which opens on the 16th April 2011 is Turner Contemporary in Margate, situated on Margate's sea front, both galleries have been designed by architect David Chipperfield. Victoria Pomery director of Turner Contemporary announced that
" Turner Contemporary's purpose is to stretch the boundaries of current visual arts practise, to make the exhibitions sufficiently varied and to bridge the gap between the historical and contemporary".

The Hepworth

The Hepworth in Wakefield opens on the 21st May 2011 and will help turn Yorkshire into one of the most significant destinations for Sculpture, and the largest purpose-built gallery outside London. Even though Turner is one of my favourite artists, The Hepworth is the one I am most excited about. According to their website, " the collection displays will provide a fascinating context with works by Hepworth's contemporaries, including Ben Nicholson, Graham Sutherland, Paul Nash, Patrick Heron and international artists such as Piet Mondrian, Constantin Brancusi and Alberto Giacometti".

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