Shark Heart Submarine by Dorothy Cross
There are only a few days left to see the two major exhibitions currently on show at Margate’s Turner Contemporary.
Connemara, by contemporary Irish artist Dorothy Cross, and Turner and Constable: Sketching from Nature, will close on Sunday, January 5, after three months in the gallery.
It features sculpture, film and photography that delves into the relationship between living beings and the natural world around them.
Dorothy’s exhibition is predominantly influenced by her home in Connemara, a rural area on Ireland’s west coast.
Many of her works incorporate items found on the shore, including boats and animal skins.
It also includes photographs of the Connemara coast, drawing connections with Turner Contemporary’s coastal setting in Margate.
Turner and Constable: Sketching from Nature is a major showcase of works by the gallery’s namesake, JMW Turner, along with pieces by John Constable and other contemporaries.
John Constable's painting of Malvern Hall in Warwickshire, 1809
Bringing together 75 paintings from London’s Tate Collection, the exhibition explores the practice of sketching and painting in the open air, an approach which became increasingly fashionable during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Turner Contemporary is open from 10am to 6pm, Tuesday to Sunday and bank holidays. Admission is free. Call 01843 233000.