The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Sunday, April 20, 2014


Victoria Pomery, Director of Turner Contemporary awarded OBE in the Queen's birthday honours list
The award recognises her outstanding contribution over the past 10 years to Turner Contemporary and the wider arts in East Kent.
MARGATE.- It was announced last week that Victoria Pomery, Director of Turner Contemporary has been awarded an OBE for services to the arts. The award recognises her outstanding contribution over the past 10 years to Turner Contemporary and the wider arts in East Kent.

Since 2002, Victoria has overseen the extraordinary development of Turner Contemporary culminating in the gallery’s opening in April last year. In the early years Victoria advocated for the gallery regionally and nationally and undertook an in depth body of audience development work which included new commissions and exhibitions in and around Margate.

Victoria was a member of the panel that selected Sir David Chipperfield to construct the gallery in 2006 and worked closely with the architects to ensure that the building would fulfil the organisation’s needs. In addition, Victoria provided the artistic vision and leadership for the organisation as it expanded and moved into the new gallery.

Victoria is actively engaged in the visual arts regionally and nationally. Recently she was on the panel which selected Jeremy Deller to represent the UK at the next Venice Biennale. She is a board member of Strange Cargo and is a member of the Arts Council England, South East Visual Arts Strategy Group and plays an active role in the Plus Tate network.

John Kampfner, Chair Turner Contemporary, said ‘For more than a decade, Victoria has worked to bring the dream of Turner Contemporary to reality. She has done so with artistic vision, with tenacity and with a great understanding of the social and economic benefits that culture-led regeneration can bring. This honour is deserved recognition for an arts leader of which Britain can feel proud.’

Victoria Pomery, Director Turner Contemporary, said 'I am surprised and thrilled to have received this award. The past 10 years has been an amazing personal journey and I am so grateful to all my colleagues, friends and family who have supported me in developing Turner Contemporary.'




Today's News

June 20, 2012

Joan Miró's masterpiece Peinture (Étoile Bleue) sells for $36.9m setting a world record

Vandalism of Picasso painting caught on video; museum says repair of going well

Three large-scale sculptures by Ellsworth Kelly go on view at the Morgan Library & Museum

Dulwich Picture Gallery mounst first UK showing of Andy Warhol: The Portfolios

Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos is the first woman artist to exhibit at Versailles

Historic exhibition of works by David Smith opens at Galerie Gmurzynska in Zurich

Light and darkness in art and life: Summer exhibition opens at Sweden's Nationalmuseum

Eykyn Maclean London presents "Interviews with Artists" curated by art historian Michael Peppiatt

A 19th century looted painting by Polish artist Josef Brandt goes home to the National Museum in Warsaw

Fotofocus Biennial readies for October 2012 launch with over 70 + participating venues

Victoria Pomery, Director of Turner Contemporary awarded OBE in the Queen's birthday honours list

Reading Public Museum honors William Baziotes' 100th anniversary with special display

Positioning Osmotic Impulses: New exhibition opens at former prison Berlin-Neukölln

National Museum of African Art presents "African Cosmos: Stellar Arts"

dOCUMENTA (13): An art exhibition in Kassel... and in Kabul

Aspen Art Museum to offer a playful take on Michael Heizer's monumental LACMA installation

Segway Inc. teams up with the Smithsonian Institution launch 'Smithsonian Tours By Segway'

Canadian Museum of Civilization acquires historic "last spike"

US sues to force return of dinosaur to Mongolia

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- 'World's oldest message in a bottle', tossed in sea 101 years ago, reaches granddaughter

2.- East-West/West-East: Qatar unveils desert sculpture by American artist Richard Serra

3.- Ming-era 'chicken cup' sells for $36.05 million breaking record for Chinese porcelain

4.- United States pastor Kevin Sutherland convicted over Damien Hirst fake paintings

5.- Major exhibition at Pinacothèque de Paris explores the myth of Cleopatra

6.- Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles opens with inaugural exhibition "Van Gogh Live!"

7.- Landmark exhibition opens in New York exploring the ancient kingdoms of Southeast Asia

8.- Palm-sized scroll that mentions Jesus's wife is ancient: Harvard Theological Review

9.- Hitler's wife Eva Braun may have had Jewish ancestry: British television documentary

10.- Bonhams to sell Madame de Pompadour's favourite porcelain which surfaced in Devon after 350 years



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Rmz. - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site