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Dreamland Margate to unveil giant sculpture of Tina Turner’s head in run up to Turner Prize 2019

When it comes to excitement about hosting the Turner Prize, Margate is getting a big head. Literally.

Dreamland Margate has commissioned artists Cool Shit – the team behind Happy Kayne – to produce a giant inflatable sculpture of Tina Turner’s head for the vintage amusement park, in the run-up to the Turner Prize 2019 exhibition.

Standing 7m tall and 7m wide, the mammoth piece of fan art will be unveiled at the park on 10th August, and guests can visit it every day over the summer for free. It will even contain a karaoke booth so fans of the iconic singer, who turns 80 this year, can belt out Simply The Best or Private Dancer to their heart’s content.

The grand unveiling will also mark the launch of Dreamland’s answer to the Turner Prize 2019 (which comes to Margate’s Turner Contemporary gallery from September) – The Tiina Turner Prize, an open competition to find a new Tina Turner-themed work of art to adorn Dreamland’s Mural by The Sea billboard.

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