Organised by the Kent Volunteer Fundraising Committee

Curator-led tour of the Seeing Round Corners exhibition

  • Turner Contemporary |
  • Guided Tour |
  • Thursday, 30 June 2016 - 10:30 until 12:00

This is the first UK exhibition to explore how artists have responded to the phenomenon of the circle, the disc or the sphere. It explores the ways in which artists have used this universal and recurring form, and the very idea of ‘roundness’, and will showcase more than 50 works, presenting a variety of processes and media including painting, sculpture, film and photography, alongside design objects and historical artefacts.

Whether in the form of a disc, a sphere, a void or an arc, the circle is central to our experience of the natural world and to artists’ depictions of nature. The exhibition includes works by JMW Turner, whose swirling, circular vortex of paint evoked the power of natural forces in his late seascapes and history paintings. The majority of works in the exhibition are from the 20th century onwards and include works by Barry Flanagan, Anish Kapoor, Barbara Hepworth, Paul Nash, David Batchelor, Richard Long and Ben Nicholson, amongst others.

Meet from 10.30am in the Turner Contemporary cafe. The tour will start at 11.00am and lasts for approximately 1 hour.

Please note that the gallery will remain open to the public during the visit.

This event has been organised by the Kent Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.

Venue details

Turner Contemporary The Rendezvous, Margate Kent CT9 1HG