Margate has become a "different, edgy, sexy" town since the Turner Contemporary opened. Thousands of people now visit every day - but is the area any better for aritsts? Tanya Gupta looks deeper.
'Tracey Emin grew up in Margate in the 1970s, when the north Kent resort was still attracting crowds of holidaymakers to its "golden mile" of sand, jellied eels, buckets and spades and Kiss Me Quick hats.
But by the 1980s the town had become a "no-go zone", she recalls.
As visitors found other destinations abroad, Margate - like other seaside resorts - had fallen into sharp decline.
At its lowest ebb, it was an unloved town of boarded-up shops, deserted trains, empty streets and derelict arcades. Its theme park had closed and it was home to some of the poorest communities in the country.
Emin has never wavered in her passionate support for her hometown, believing in its beauty, its sunsets and skies. These famously also inspired the Romantic artist JMW Turner, after whom both the Turner Prize and the Turner Contemporary are named.' ... Keep reading on BBC.