Margate is also the hometown of Tracey Emin, the British artist famous for her controversial installation of 'My Bed' at the Tate Gallery. In recent years Margate has undergone a major regeneration project, at the heart of which is the Turner Contemporary Art Gallery, opened by Emin in 2011 and the gallery will welcome its one millionth visitor this summer. Exhibitions at the gallery rotate on a regular basis and it is currently hosting the "Curiosity: Art and the Pleasures of Knowledge" exhibition. This sounded suitably bizarre and eccentric enough to attract my attention.
Upon leaving you are greeted by the view from the balcony over the sea. This day was looking particularly grey and dismal and the sea decidedly choppy and yet there were still people sunbathing on the sandy beach in their bikinis while I was huddled in jeans and a long sleeved shirt. Crazy people!
After exhausting the possibilities of the Turner I ventured back outside in search of more visual stimulation. You see, the Turner isn't the only place in Margate where you can view art. The Old Town is well know for its creative district and features a number of independent shops and cafes, each with their own distinct personality.
The theme of Curious Margate runs throughout the Old Town, inviting you to discover hidden details.
Stewy' who openly admits to being inspired and influenced by Banksy.