STEPHEN TURNER’S EXBURY EGG HAS TAKEN STATION BESIDE THE JERWOOD GALLERY IN HASTINGS UNTIL OCTOBER 15TH 2017, WHERE THE ARTIST CONTINUES HIS INVESTIGATION OF PLACES AND COMMUNITIES. THE EGG HOSTS AN INSTALLATION EVOKING A DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE ARTIST, WITH REFERENCES TO ITS TRAVELS IN EXBURY, BURNLEY, LONDON, MILTON KEYNES AND PORTSMOUTH. INSIDE IN THE GALLERY, IS AN EXHIBITION OF WORK MADE BY THE ARTIST WHILE LIVING IN THE EGG.
Details of gallery opening times (and of access to the Egg itself) are at http://www.jerwoodgallery.org/whatson/55/everything-comes-from-the-egg
Stephen will be exploring the local environment surrounding the Egg’s location and be in residence for part of this time, exploring the foreshore and issuing personal invitations to take ‘Tea in the Egg’. These are special chances to enjoy conversation and to tune into thinking around contemporary life and our shared responsibility to care for nature.
The works in the gallery cross-over from visual art to contemporary craft, embracing carpentry, dyeing, food production, pastel and ink making, photography, video and drawing. Stephen comments “In an urban 21st century world where we are increasingly disconnected from nature I wanted to use this ancient archetypal symbol to nurture re-enchantment with the natural world, as a step toward a sustainable future.