Friday, 15 April 2011

Tate Margate

According to the tiresome, clever-dick website of Turner Contemporary, there is "1 days until the gallery opens!" (sic). That's the trouble with countdowns. Mark the name with care. I understand the new gallery in Margate was going to be called The Turner Centre, but this is the name of a centre for counselling and psychotherapy in Colchester, Essex. Freudian slip? Whoops! Will this new art centre be a white elephant, as many predict, or will it spearhead the rejuvenation of a tired old seaside town? Today BBC News posted an audio slideshow of photos of the utilitarian exterior and sterile interiors, together with comments for and against the project (CLICK). It does actually open tomorrow.


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