Monday, 11 April 2011
Countdown to the Turner Center
Working on the railways and talking to so many passengers as I do on a daily basis I reckon I must have heard every imaginable opinion on the Turner Center . Then I suppose like art, everything is open to interpretation on how we see things. However, I do see one common denominator in the opinion with the opening of the Turner Center and that is the way Margate is seen in a different focus . For many years there has always been this cultural gap in the History, Architecture, Heritage and of the Coast in Margate. It has almost been like some sort of Taboo and the door always seems slightly ajar on these subjects. The introduction of the Turner Center has thrown this door wide open as everything about Margate is viewed differently with a more artistic eye like some sort of Renaissance. These changes have been gradual to anyone living in Margate but to someone not living in the town the changes can be felt. Each time I come over to Margate I am starting to find I meet a least one interesting person to talk to and the following for the Renaissance of History , Heritage and all things Margate which was hard work many years ago has become a passion . Margate reminds me so much of Havanna, it is time locked with so much hidden in the top draw waiting to be discovered of which the artistic eye has now opened like a genie in a bottle. This is all down to the Turner Center.