Thursday, November 13, 2008

Top Thanetians Turn Turner Trustees

By Isle of Thanet Gazunder Arts Correspondent Dwight L. E. Fant

Three fab Thanet funsters are among the top knobs appointed to put the ART in mARgaTe this week! The news follows the announcement of the board of trustees for the town's futuristic Turner Contemporary gallery, due to open in 2010/11/12/13 etc etc. (Get on with it - Ed.) Here they tell the Gazunder about themselves, and their hopes for the gallery.

Colonel Sir Richard 'Bogey' Green. Following a successful career in the Boer War, Sir Richard was Chairman of Allied Washers until he retired to Thanet in 1948. He regards himself as a traditionalist when it comes to art. 'I don't like that modern crap,' he told the Gazunder. 'The wife is a fan of that Vettriano bugger though.' Sir Richard is 136.

Brittany Barker. As if being an artist and single mum to 33 little 'uns wasn't enough of a challenge, Brittany's now set her beady eyes on the Turner. 'I've got a bone to pick with all these knockers,' she says. 'It's all about standards, and I'm going to make sure they put as many lamp standards around the gallery as possible.' Brittany is 19.

Barry Nutter. Local musician Barry is well known on the Thanet pub scene, where he's a familiar sight fronting his band The Barrytones. 'I think it's great,' says Barry. 'It's about time they did up the Winter Gardens, and I'm going to be the first to bring the house down when it reopens with my new rock'n'roll opera Barry Nutter Goes Bloody Nuts!' Barry is 67.

(That's enough trustees - Ed.)


Anonymous said...

quite a list of names here too

Eastcliff Richard said...

Blimey Rick! Is there anyone you're NOT fingering?

Anonymous said...

Rick, I look forward to reading the reply you get!

Lucy Mail said...

I'll bet, despite your enormous effort towards distraction, that they make you pay those outstanding parking tickets in the end, (p)Rick.

Anonymous said...

I think Rick might actually be a conceptual art work himself.
He ticks all the boxes
1)obessive detail in a pointless area
2)Abstract and convoluted prose
3)Nobody has a clue what it all means

why no Terry Painter in the trustee list with his surname he would be perfect and could keep the Josef Goebbells spirit alive," When I hear the word art I reach for my revolver"
Also when it closes six months after it opens Tiny tell can sell it to Primark

bertie biggles said...

10.18, if only Primark would take it over. The reality will be that you and I and fellow TDC Council tax payers will be forced to subsidise this 21st Century 'folly' for many years to come. £7 million has been wasted so far so what the hell!

Anonymous said...
oh yeh.