Journeys with ‘the Waste Land’ – Turner Contemporary, Margate

Turner Contemporary, Rendezvous, Margate, Kent CT9 1HG

Tel: + 44 (0) 1843 233000

Admission to Turner Contemporary is free

Opening times:

Tuesday – Sunday and public holidays 10am – 5pm
Closed Mondays except public holidays


Sat 3 Feb – Mon 7 May 2018


“On Margate Sands.

I can connect

Nothing with nothing.”

(T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land)

Journeys with ‘The Waste Land’ is a major exhibition exploring the significance of T.S. Eliot’s poem The Waste Land through the visual arts.

In 1921, T.S. Eliot spent a few weeks in Margate at a crucial moment in his career. He arrived in a fragile state, physically and mentally, and worked on The Waste Land sitting in the Nayland Rock shelter on Margate Sands. The poem was published the following year, and proved to be a pivotal and influential modernist work, reflecting on the fractured world in the aftermath of the First World War as well as Eliot’s own personal crisis.

Kitaj, If Not, Not SMALL.jpg
  If Not, Not (1975-6), R.B. Kitaj, National Galleries of Scotland



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