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drawings: the turner contemporary

Margate’s Turner Contemporary opened in April 2011. The gallery, designed by the architect David Chipperfield, is located on the seafront on the same site that the artist J.M.W. Turner stayed when visiting the town and looked out to sea, capturing the skies of Thanet in his watercolours and drawings.

I was commissioned by the gallery to document its construction. The drawings and sketches I made focused on the structures and shapes made by the cast concrete and steel structures that form the main fabric of the building, and the opaque white glass that clads its surface. I tried to capture the building’s (and my own!) exposure to the elements as well as the different light conditions as it gradually took shape underneath a mass of steel scaffolding.

In addition to the drawings she also made a series of painted glass lightboxes, some of which can be seen here...

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