Monday, June 18, 2007

Turnip Circus In Town

I was idly thinking of tooling over to the Winter Gardens to take a squiz at Stage C of the Turner Contemporary design, which the architects are going to treat us poor mortals to this evening.

But frankly I can't be arsed. If you go, and it looks any better than Stage B (see below), do let me know. No, on second thoughts, don't bother.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hear it might have a window, fancy that.

Anonymous said...

I saw it on the local BBC news and it looked like a flipping multi-storey car park. Appropriate really as it already is a car park.

emmeline said...

I agree - from the fleeting glance on the news it did look just like a concrete bunker - iconic my foot!
No-one will come to Margate to see that.

Anonymous said...

'little Arlington'

tony flaig bignews said...

BIGNEWS MARGATE FOR THE FULL STORY

tony flaig bignews said...

Just thought I'd give myself the oxygen of publicity over in the south.

Its alright for you millionaires in Ramsgate us here in Margate are greatful for whatever crumbs life throws us

Eastcliff Richard said...

No worries, Tony old son, I've just returned the compliment on your blog.

Anonymous said...

Arlington house on its side

Anonymous said...

Even that would look more interesting!

Anonymous said...

As a working professional Sound designer, Composer and Musician, (worldwide), who lives locally I wrote a formal letter of introduction to Ms Pommery over a month ago.

I had been introduced (by Miria Swain an assitant curator from Oxford) to the 'soundartist' who had been comissioned (from Estonia) to install his work on the seafront as per the publicity for the >arrivals series for 'contact' with local artists. She has strongly suggested I contact Ms Pommery if I had any 'ideas' as she put it.

Although no reciprocal arrangement was forthcoming from Estonia for any of the local Artists from here I was promised some sort of involvement there (a festival inclusion, or something). I heard nothing apart from the fact a festival was arranged subsequently without my knowlege so I was not able to even submit work for consideration.

So, I offered to present to her board and directors a realistic concept to draw ALL the local people (of whom I am one) directly into the building of the Turner Contemporary. However I have not even had the courtesy of an acknowlegement, as yet. I will let you know when, or if, I do.
Thankyou Mark Hewins

Anonymous said...

You'll have a long wait!

Anonymous said...

Just seen the 'artists impression' picture of the 'Turner Contemporary Museum/School/Gallery/Cafe'.... whatever, in the Adscene.... It looks TINY!
All that puff and nonsense for a breezeblock thats going to cost
many squillion quid, with no windows? Ah toplit! Indeed that explains why there are NO WINDOWS!

Anonymous said...

As Promised;
After sending a 'round robin' mailshot, as a reminder, I was called today by a curator from Turner wanting to arrange a meeting so I can a least pitch my idea to them. Watch this space.
Thanks for the oxygen of publicity Thanet Bloggers, and all the other local well wishers. I will do my best to include everyone whether chav, eastcliff, or even disinterested. I think/hope you will all like what I will be proposing to Turner Contemporary!
Cheers all, Mark Hewins