Explore our handling collection with pupils and teachers from
Schools can use our special artist-made handling collections to look at the exhibitions in more detail, guided by one of our trained Navigators.
Objects that can be touched and explored provide starting points for critical responses to the artworks on display.
For Key Stage One these 45 minute sessions are just £2 per head, with a minimum charge of £18. For Key Stage Two and above a 60 minute session is just £2.50 per head, minimum charge of £20.
Visit turnercontemporary.org/learn/plan-your-visit for full details.
In autumn 2013, a group of young people ages 13-25 years from Thanet, Kent learnt how to be film producers by taking part in our Life in techniCOLOUR project.
They produced and directed their own film about colour, inspired by Turner Contemporary's new Clore Learning Studio display of Sol LeWitt's Wall Drawing #1136. The young people worked with filmmakers Max Philo and Mark Castro to discover the ins and outs of filming, visited London galleries and museums, practiced interview skills with Claire Miller, News Editor for Heart FM 103.1 102.8(South East), interviewed artists and colour fanatics, and created own artwork and film content in hands-on workshops with artists.
See their final film here.
On 14 January 2014 Turner Contemporary hosted a packed out event for local Primary schools taking part in our iPad challenge. Having trained 10 teachers on iMovie in November, we set teachers and children the challenge of making a one minute film on the iPad around the theme ‘what my town means to me.’ 75 children from six East Kent schools took part, and lots of them came to show their films. 120 parents and teachers joined us too. 17 fantastic films were shown, and a panel of judges including Richard, Andy Somers from Hartsdown Academy and two guests from Stormfront in Canterbury chose a film by Cliftonville Primary School as the winner. The film goes through to the grand final in the summer.
The next challenge is being launched on the 31st January and we look forward to a similar event in March.
This film was made by one of the teachers to capture the presentation.
In February 2013 Turner Contemporary held an event, led by Practical Philosopher Ayisha de Lanerolle, for artists and scientists to discuss Carl Andre's* declaration: 'The periodic table of elements is for me what the colour spectrum is for a painter. . . Copper is more profoundly different from aluminium than green is from red'. Multi-award winning animation studio Cognitive Media have created a short animated film 'Copper, Aluminium, Green and Red' representing the ideas that emerged from this discussion.
The results of the one day 'Sixth Form Masterclass' workshop at Tuner Contemporary on Friday 1st March 2013 between myself, Matt Rowe and local sixth formers.
The sculptures were made in response to Carl Andre's exhibition, whilst the hand drawn and 16mm film loop projections were initiated in dialogue to Rosa Barba's 'Subject to Contant Change' installations - both on show at Tuner Contemporay in Margate until 6th May 2013.