9 January 2023

Twelve Out of London Art Exhibitions 2023

Artlyst has selected twelve art exhibitions that will take place out of London and around the UK during 2023.

26 October 2022


27 May 2021


Richard Nonas Post-Minimalist sculptor Dies – Victoria Pomery To Leave Turner Contemporary – Banksy Loses Second Copyright Battle

Richard Nonas Post-Minimalist sculptor Dies – Victoria Pomery To Leave Turner Contemporary – Banksy Loses Second Copyright Battle

5 February 2020

Fugitive Artists Display Powerful Images At Turner Contemporary

‘We Will Walk—Art and Resistance in the American South’ is one of the most powerful and important shows I’ve seen. It is co-curated by the artist Hannah Collins, who initiated the project, and curator Paul Goodwin. The exhibition traces the history of African-American artists in the Deep South during the second half of the 20th century, a time of racial terror so savage, so traumatic but yet so recent.

4 July 2019

Twelve Exhibitions To See Outside London Summer 2019

Summer has finally arrived in the UK so if you’re planning on heading out of London, Artlyst has put together a list of twelve exhibitions to see around the UK. Don’t miss the Keith Haring extravaganza at Tate Liverpool; major sculpture exhibitions at Yorkshire Sculpture Park including David Smith and Damien Hirst as part of Yorkshire Sculpture International; seaside photography at Turner Contemporary and painting shows galore from early 20th century masters such as Vuillard to contemporary giants Bridget Riley and Paula Rego and historical exhibitions such as Last Supper in Pompeii at the Ashmolean.

20 July 2018

Twelve Exhibitions To Visit Out Of London Summer 2018

If you’re planning on heading out of London this summer, Artlyst has put together a list of twelve exhibitions to see around the UK. The main event over the summer has to be the Liverpool Biennial but Artlyst is covering this deserving spectacle elsewhere. However, while in Liverpool don’t miss Tate Liverpool’s powerful comparison study of Egon Schiele and Francesca Woodman and the 60th anniversary John Moores Painting Prize at the Walker Art Gallery. Elsewhere around Britain shows not to miss include the Patrick Heron retrospective at Tate St Ives, Elisabeth Frink at Abbot Hall in Cumbria, Yves Klein at Blenheim Palace and Antony Gormley at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge.

14 June 2018

Patrick Heron Retrospective Moves To Turner Contemporary

The British artist Patrick Heron (1920-99) will be celebrated in this retrospective exhibition, the first major show of his work for twenty years

24 August 2017

Antony Gormley Unveils Two Works From ANOTHER TIME In Kent

A sculpture by the Turner Prize winning artist Sir Antony Gormley from his Another Time series has been unveiled on the chalk bed in front of Turner Contemporary in Margate. He has also revealed a pair of figures In Folkestone as part of the Triennial.

14 July 2017

Art Beyond London: Unmissable Exhibitions Summer 2017

If you’re planning on leaving the capital this Summer, Artlyst has put together a selection of the best UK shows outside of London.

25 May 2017


Margate’s Turner Contemporary To Host Turner Prize In 2019

The Turner Prize, one of the worlds most coveted prizes for contemporary art will be held in 2019 at Turner Contemporary in Margate.

27 March 2017

10 Exhibitions To See Outside of London This Easter 2017

The clocks have gone forward heralding British Summer Time and the Easter holidays are approaching. So if you are thinking of leaving London for a short break, here is a select list of 10 exhibitions to see around Britain.

22 December 2016


Entangled Puts 40 International Female Artists On Display At Turner Contemporary

Turner Contemporary puts making and materiality centre stage in a new exhibition. Entangled: Threads & Making is a major exhibition of sculpture, installation, tapestry, textiles and jewellery from the early 20th century to the present day.

12 October 2016

JMW Turner And John Akomfrah: Ocean Drama At Turner Contemporary

Turner Contemporary is presenting the exhibition ‘JMW Turner: Adventures in Colour’; and in association with the great British painter’s reflections on light, colour, and the sea, contemporary British artist John Akomfrah OBE presents his installation: the video triptych ‘Vertigo Sea’.

31 March 2016

Yinka Shonibare: End Of Empire, Conflict, And Dominion At Turner Contemporary

Artlyst travelled to sunny Margate and Turner Contemporary’s Sunley Gallery to view two major works by leading contemporary artist Yinka Shonibare MBE. The new pieces have been created as part of the 14-18 NOW programme of World War 1 Centenary Art commissions, and coincides with the gallery’s fifth anniversary. Image: Yinka Shonibare, The British Library, […]

19 January 2016


Turner Contemporary Proves Popular With Record Visits For 2015

Turner Contemporary has proven to be one of the most popular galleries in the South East. Annual visitor targets for 2015-16,have revealed  a total of 352,204 visits to the gallery. This comes two months ahead of schedule. Between 1 April 2015 and 17 January 2016. Risk attracted 81,103 visits, making it the gallery’s most successful autumn exhibition since opening year. […]

8 January 2016


Rose Wylie Exhibits Large Scale Paintings At Turner Contemporary In January

The John Moores Painting Prize winner 2014, Rose Wylie, 82 is the subject of a major new exhibition at Turner Contemporary’s ground floor Sunley Gallery, where they will be exhibiting a group of paintings and works on paper. This display marks the first time the Sunley gallery has been used for painting. It will include seven large-scale paintings, which […]

12 September 2015


Pedro Reyes’ Ambitious Installation Opens At Turner Contemporary

This autumn Turner Contemporary presents the second installation in its Sunley Gallery as part of The Year of Mexico 2015 with Pedro Reyes’ Disarm (Mechanised), 2012. Disarm (Mechanized) is an ambitious installation, comprising of 8 mechanical musical instruments, resulting from Pedro Reyes’ international project in which illegal firearms were used to fabricate musical instruments. This […]

2 February 2015


Selfies And Horror At Turner Contemporary

Turner Contemporary presents the exhibition ‘Self’ which posits the question, in a world where ‘selfies’ have become everyday expressions and ‘Britishness’ is being redefined, what is the role of self-portraiture and how has it shifted through the history of art to the present day? The ‘selfie’ has become a frame through which self-portraiture is re-evaluated […]

8 November 2014


Turner Contemporary In Margate Exemplifies 20 Years Of National Lottery Success

It has been 20 years since the first National Lottery draw and Culture Secretary Sajid Javid visited Margate this week to see the impact National Lottery funding has had in transforming the town. Turner Contemporary gallery in Margate has received a total of £5.1 million of National Lottery funding from the Arts Council England with […]

24 July 2014


Krijn de Koning Creates collaboration For Turner Contemporary And Creative Foundation

Turner Contemporary presents Dwelling (Margate / Folkestone), the first public commission in England by Dutch artist Krijn de Koning. This new temporary artwork has been produced by Turner Contemporary for its Summer of Colour festival and Folkestone Triennial 2014, and is the first time Turner Contemporary and the Creative Foundation have collaborated on an artist […]

25 May 2014

Mondrian Margate and Colour: Summer Art Abounds At Turner Contemporary

On a mild Spring morning I set off to Margate and the Turner Contemporary for a day inspired by colour and light.  Taking the high-speed train from St Pancras, I first encountered a giant 20 metres by 10 metres mosaic work of 44 brightly-coloured Perspex, tetris style, L shapes slotted together on the Grand Terrace […]

24 May 2014


Spencer Finch Creates Site Specific Installation For Turner Contemporary Margate

A major exhibition of work by the American artist Spencer Finch has opened at Turner Contemporary in Margate. This marks Finch’s first solo exhibition in an English public gallery in over 5 years. The show brings together new and recent works by the artist ,all of which reflect on the changing coastal light of Margate […]

4 April 2014


Spencer Finch Explores Margate’s Coastal Light In New Turner Contemporary Exhibition

American Artist Spencer Finch’s first solo exhibition in an English public gallery in over 5 years brings together new and recent works by the artist, all of which reflect on the changing coastal light of Margate and other sites. The exhibition will be accompanied by a group of JMW Turner’s watercolours selected by Finch from […]

2 April 2014


Piet Mondrian’s Unique Relationship With Colour Explored In New Turner Contemporary Exhibition

A new exhibition at the Turner Contemporary explores Mondrian (1872-1944) and Colour. The survey is the first to explore practice, tracing the painter’s use of colour from figuration to abstraction, in his early years. Bringing together around 50 paintings by the artist from the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and other collections in Europe and the USA, […]

28 March 2014


Edmund de Waal Unveils New Atmosphere Installation At Turner Contemporary

De Waal, who grew up close to Margate in Canterbury is best known for his large installations of porcelain vessels and the international bestselling book Hare with the Amber Eyes. He has now unveiled a major new commission for Turner Contemporary’s Sunley Gallery. This is the third commission produced for the Sunley Gallery following those […]

6 March 2014


Piet Mondrian: 142 Birthday Marked By Tate And Turner Contemporary

The Turner Contemporary in Margate and Tate Liverpool are marking the birth of the Dutch artist, Piet Mondrian, born on 7 March 1872, Piet Mondrian would have been 142 years old tomorrow. The birthday of the most iconic artist of the 20th century comes just a short time before both galleries present major exhibitions exploring […]

5 February 2014


Edmund de Waal Showcases Atmosphere At Turner Contemporary

Edmund De Waal, the best selling novelist and potter, who grew up in Canterbury and is best known for his large installations of porcelain vessels showcases a major new commission for Turner Contemporary’s Sunley Gallery. This is the third commission produced for the Sunley Gallery following those by Maria Nepomuceno in 2012 and Daniel Buren […]

2 December 2013


Helen Frankenthaler and JMW Turner Launches 2014 Turner Contemporary Programme

Making Painting: Helen Frankenthaler and JMW Turner launches Turner Contemporary’s exceptional 2014 programme. Showcasing the work of the celebrated American Abstract Expressionist painter, Helen Frankenthaler alongside paintings by JMW Turner from the 19thcentury, the exhibition includes 24 paintings by Frankenthaler, whose last public gallery exhibition was at the Whitechapel in 1969. Turner Contemporary Director, Victoria Pomery […]