Turner Contemporary, Margate
Turner Contemporary, Margate

Barbara Walker: Place, Space and Who

Turner Contemporary is reopening next Wednesday 22 July 2020. We'll be open until 6 September 2020, operating Wednesdays to Sundays, 10am – 5pm.

We have been closed since 18 March 2020 due to COVID-19, but we are now ready to open our doors once more with a number of measures in place to keep our visitors and staff safe. This includes a new booking system to manage capacity.

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This Summer Barbara Walker will create a new installation, comprising of four large scale portraits drawn directly on to the gallery walls.

Place, Space and Who is a new commission by British, Birmingham-based artist Barbara Walker, which explores migration and the experiences of women living in Margate.

Walker will create a series of large-scale wall drawings directly onto the gallery walls, during a four-month residency in the space. From the 30th April 2019, visitors will be able to see the artwork evolve and grow.

Over 20 years Walker has developed a practice of drawing, painting and portraiture, often creating large-scale drawings directly onto walls. Growing up in Birmingham her experiences have directly shaped a practice concerned with class and power, gender, race, representation and belonging. Her figurative paintings and drawings are informed by the social, political and cultural realities that affect her life and the lives of those around her.

Further information about when you can see Barbara Walker creating this commission will be released soon.

During Turner Prize (28th September 2019-12th January 2020) open Monday - Friday 11am-6pm, with weekends and bank holidays open 10am-6pm. Christmas closure Monday 23rd to Thursday 26th December 2019. Reopen Friday 27th December 7 days a week until Sunday 12th January 2020

Image: 'Sub Urban: New Drawings' at James Hockney Gallery UCA Farnham © 2016 Barbara Walker. All rights reserved


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