A modern inspiration: Turner’s “The Eruption of the Souffrier Mountains in the Island of St Vincent, at Midnight, on the 30th April 1812”
Turner Contemporary Margate Opening 16th April
Almost ten years after getting the green light, the Turner Contemporary in Margate opens in April. Commissioned when enthusiasm for the idea of cultural regeneration was at its height, this is one of the last of the Labour government’s big arts projects to come to fruition.
Construction has been beset by difficulties—not least the cancellation of the first architectural project, owing to escalating costs. But director Victoria Pomery has stayed…
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