everything comes from the egg is the touring exhibition of Stephen Turner's Exbury Egg and a wide range of new artworks developed and made by Stephen Turner while he was located and worked amongst communities in Exbury and subsequently in Burnley, London, Milton Keynes, Portsmouth and Hastings through 2016 and 2017. The Exbury Egg was originally located for over twelve months on the Beaulieu River in the care of The Exbury Estate through 2013 and 2014.
everything comes from the egg tours to venues in England through 2016 and 2017, including Finsley Gate Wharf, Burnley as part of Super Slow Way, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London - reaching out to communities around the River Lee, the Grand Union Canal in Milton Keynes, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth (where the Exbury Egg will be located in Gunwharf Quays) and Jerwood Gallery, Hastings. The tour reflects and develops upon Turner’s original performative relationship with the Egg as a stage for events that embrace the concept that "everything comes from the egg" (Ex Ovo Omnia, William Harvey 1651) and relocates the Exbury Egg and Stephen's practice within four different public visual arts contexts for further explorations and the development of new artworks. These new local contexts are explored by Stephen through residencies as he develops these new works, interacting with a wide range of people and communities along urban canals, within a shopping centre and by the seaside.
Exhibition Tour Dates:
Super Slow Way, Burnley
Trinity Buoy Wharf, London
Grand Union Canal, Milton Keynes
3 April - 14 May 2017
Aspex & Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth
16 June - 3 September 2017
Jerwood Gallery, Hastings
16 September - 15 October 2017
Stephen Turner was interviewed for BBC London News in the exhibition at Trinity Buoy Wharf: www.bbc.co.uk/news/
Stephen's works in a range of media, including video, performance, scupture, drawing and painting. Images below show the Exbury Egg in different locations, with different people, along with a selection of artworks which will feature in the exhibitions:
You can read and contribute to his ongoing blog here: www.eggman.site
Stephen's original blog for the Exbury Egg and his residency in Exbury through 2013-14 is here: www.exburyegg.me
everything comes from the egg is financially supported by Canal & River Trust, Gunwharf Quays, Superslowway, Jerwood Gallery, Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust, Milton Keynes Council and public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
everything comes from the egg (and the original Exbury Egg project) could not have been possible without the continuing support of Nicholas and Caroline de Rothschild and the Exbury Estate.
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