17.06.2016Two million visitors for Turner Contemporary

Last week, the art gallery in Margate greeted its 2 millionth visitor since the opening in 2011.

Turner Contemporary has exceeded its visitor target eight years ahead of prediction with 400,000 yearly visits, beating the original forecast of 150,000 per year. It is estimated that for 120,000 of these guests, Turner Contemporary was their first visit to an art gallery.

Currently showing are sculptural work by Yinka Shonibare and the exhibition Seeing Round Corners: The Art of the Circle, which features more than 100 historical and contemporary works centred around the circle.

Image ©Paul Riddle