About the space
The Viking Gallery is a stunning, newly refurbished art space in in Margate’s up-and-coming Cliftonville.
A beautiful art-deco building, the gallery showcases the art of local, international, emerging and established artists.
Just a short walk from the seafront and local attractions including the Turner Contemporary.
In an earlier life the building was used as a Turkish Bath and the old iron furnace with its red frontage has been retained to remind us of the history of the building.
About the owners
One of London's first female minicab drivers, a cordon bleu chef running a catering business on a Thames pleasure boat in the heady days of the sixties, and now art patron of the Viking Gallery. Pamela Price has headed up a succession of highly successful ventures, and now brings her considerable entrepreneurial prowess to the Viking Gallery in Margate's up-and-coming Cliftonville area. Her connection to Thanet goes back to her great uncle's 1930s holiday footage of the area.
More about Pam and the Gallery.
Viking Gallery was the dream of my friend Karen Whitaker. She started building in 2004 with a view to make a gallery, six flats, a private club and library in the basement, designed to hold my late husband, editorial director at Secker and Warburg, John Blackwell's enormous collection of books.
Margate appealed to Karen as a place to recover from her illness. It was full of friendly people, light and fresh air and she could afford to buy....
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