Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Nothing in the World But Youth, some local developments and a bit of a ramble.


I went to The Turner Contemporary on Sunday, again, you are not allowed to take photographs in the main exhibition, “Nothing in the World But Youth” and it was my intention to sketch some of the exhibits but frankly the exhibition is far too busy and there isn’t really anything much to sit on.

There is no criticism of the gallery here, there isn’t anything they can do about the photography rule, there are fare too many exhibits that are still in copyright for them to allow photography and it is too busy for them to put lots of seats in the galleries.

The exhibits all relate to youth, either exhibits by artists when they were young or older artists producing pictures expressing aspects of youth so it does provide inspiration. Above a summery youth related picture from my sketchbook which I hope gives a bit of the feel of what the exhibition is about.


Sorry about the delay here, sometimes one wonders about this country, I have spent most of the day trying to reduce the amount I pay for processing credit cards in my bookshop.

Anyway on to my ramble, I was a bit miffed that the Turner Contemporary only publicised the queen’s visit after it had happened. Saying why not visit Margate last week isn’t entirely helpful to struggling local businesses.

It is reassuring to know that Margate has beaten places like Cambridge to the Great Neighbourhood Award, see http://www.academyofurbanism.org.uk/awards/main_awards_2012.html anyone know what the academy for urbanism is?


I will ramble on as the day continues.  

1 comment:

  1. oh i would think it is an award given by a group of district councils to one of the team

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