A Question of Regeneration and Relevance

I’ve been at a press breakfast in Margate this morning, to hear the latest on the progress of the Turner Contemporary. With us this morning was Victoria Pomery, the gallery’s director and Andy Hayward and Peter Bishop from Nuttall Ltd, the civil engineering company that will be starting work on building the project this month.



I’ve attached an audio interview with Victoria, asking her some questions that readers might also ask, given the opportunity. Will Turner prove more popular than Tattoos?" “Will it fall into the sea?” “What kind of art do you get for £25 million and how many people do you expect will visit Margate to see it?”

The interview in Droit House is a little tinny in quality, the building echoes but Victoria is firm in her belief that the Turner Contemporary will put Margate on the map for all the right reasons.

On my side, I’m a little concerned that we won’t have the right kind of infrastructure in place in time to coincide with the gallery’s visitor expectations, i.e, hotels, trains etc but I’m assured these important changes will happen over time if not in time.

An Interview with Victoria Pomery

Turner Contemporary director, Victoria Pomery, shares her view of the gallery's future as work starts on the project.


Victoria Pomery with Andy Hayward of civil engineers, Nuttall Ltd

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