Victoria Pomery OBE

Russell & Robert get the high-speed train to Margate to meet Victoria Pomery OBE, Director of Turner Contemporary. We explore her journey to plan, build & open the museum designed by architect Sir David Chipperfield, which has had over 3 million visitors since 2011 becoming an attraction of national and international importance. We discuss swimming in the sea before work, the incredible light in this seaside town, how art can give people hope and the inspirational history of JMW Turner who lived in Margate in the 1800s and painted more than 100 works, including some of his most famous seascapes, inspired by the East Kent coast. Please leave us a review and rating if you’ve enjoyed this episode! For images of all works discussed in this episode, visit our Instagram @TalkArt 


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