On 16 April 2014 Turner Contemporary celebrates its third anniversary with a host of events taking place throughout the day at the gallery.
To mark the anniversary, theatre company Pif-Paf takes over the gallery’s outdoor terrace to create a Colour Field, inviting the public to create a giant painting, from 1pm until 4pm. The terrace will be transformed into a giant canvas where, using the Exploding Paint Cannon and the mighty Distance Ladder (a 24 square metre Colour Wheel) visitors will become ‘Action Painters’.
Turner Contemporary’s resident choir The Big Sing will perform a range of songs in the gallery spaces. Exploring themes of physical and emotional landscape, the performance is 20 minutes long and will take place in the North Gallery at 1, 2 and 3pm. Sounds Like Art is a brand new project which aims to explore the connection between art and music, and how one may enhance the other. The first performance in the series will be of a 4-part song inspired by the exhibition Making Painting: Helen Frankenthaler and JMW Turner. The free performances will be accompanied by sign language interpreters who will be present throughout.
At 4:30pm Turner Contemporary will hold a public celebration in its Clore Learning Studio. Complimentary tea and birthday cupcakes will be served while the Big Sing, Turner Contemporary’s resident choir, sing happy birthday to the gallery.
Turner Contemporary is a catalyst for regeneration in Margate. The gallery would like to invite the community to celebrate this landmark occasion with them on 16 April 2014.