Now that the initial excitement has died down and before the school holidays commence Phil and I took a trip to Margate to check out Turner Contemporary. We got off to a bad start as there was little parking nearby and when we did find one it was 'short stay' and more than 2 hours would have cost us a tenner. In the end we parked about half a mile up the road for free (not all visitors will be as patient or tight!).
We made our way down and the level of anticipation was rising.
A swift double espresso followed in the cafe and we were off into the hall, not before being somewhat amused by one of the menu options 'rare breed sausages with . . . .'. I still don't get it.
Anyway, back to the gallery. Very helpful staff in a great space and superb exhibits, with the highlight for me being the work of Conrad Shawcross.
|It's art Jim, but not as we know it|
|13 seconds at f/14 ISO 50|
|30 seconds at f/22 ISO 50|
|There is plenty of space to take in the work from distance as well as to get intimate with it|
|I really liked this staircase - a kind of "agnostic's stairway to heaven"|
|Contemplating how to phrase the reply|
|The VIP and the curator|
When filming had finished we approached him and asked if he had a few minutes, which he gladly gave us, along with permission to photograph him (an all round good egg!).
One cannot go to Margate and not take a shot of the front. I opted on a b&w finish for this to focus on form and texture.
So, a good day was had by all and the TC gets a big THUMBS UP from wonky horizons and not a hint of 'art rage'.