Paula the Polar Bear, a life-sized puppet, will be roaming around the gallery for five weeks on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from Thursday 26th July. Turner Contemporary would like to say a huge thank you to Greenpeace, our partner on this project, who are lending Paula to the gallery. Come and inspire your family, and experience what it feels like to stand next to a polar bear.
Paula the Polar Bear will surprise visitors to Margate, and encourage thought provoking conversations about climate change and how humans can co-exist with animals.
You can see Paula the Polar Bear at Turner Contemporary at 11am, 11.30am, 12pm, 12.30pm, 2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm, 3.30pm and 4pm, on the following dates:
Thursday 26 July 2018
Saturday 28 July 2018
Sunday 29 July 2018
Thursday 2 August 2018
Saturday 4 August 2018
Sunday 5 August 2018
Thursday 9 August 2018
Saturday 11 August 2018 (Paula will be appearing at Margate Pride)
Sunday 12 August 2018
Thursday 16 August 2018 (Paula will be appearing at Margate Train Station)
Saturday 18 August 2018
Sunday 19 August 2018
Thursday 23 August 2018
Saturday 25 August 2018 (Paula will be appearing at the Nayland Rock shelter at 11am, 11.30am, 12pm and 12.30pm, and she will be appearing at Margate Train Station Ticket Hall at 2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm, 3.30pm and 4pm)
Sunday 26 August 2018
Paula the Polar Bear is coming to Margate thanks to the support of 292 funders who donated to Turner Contemporary's first ever crowdfunding campaign, through Art Fund. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported the campaign by donating and sharing online, and who helped us to exceed our target!
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