Wednesday 15 February 18:00 - 20:00

The Royal Society Of Sculptors
108 Old Brompton Road

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Stephen Turners Exbury Egg - Book Launch

Performing & Visual Arts

Join Stephen Turner for the launch of his book 'Everything from the Egg' Image: Nigel Rigden

Celebrating the launch of Stephen Turner's new Book โ€˜Everything from the Eggโ€™- his personal reflection on the famous Exbury Eggโ€™s ten-year odyssey from conception in 2012 to the present time.

Wednesday February 15th 2023

6.00pm Event start

6.30pm Welcome: Royal Society of Sculptors Director Caroline Worthington

6.40pm Conversation between Stephen Turner and Caroline Collier

7.10pm Book signing โ€“ the Book will be available at a special launch price of ยฃ10 (retail ยฃ15.00)

8pm Ends

Stephen Turnerโ€™s new book is a fully illustrated meditation on the life and times of his Exbury Egg on its journey around England between 2012 and 2022. Its diary format is a meditation on the interconnection of life in an age of spiritual, cultural and environmental anxiety, drawing on the artists encounters during a year-long residence in the Egg on the Beaulieu River hosted by the Exbury Estate, followed by a tour to Burnley for Super Slow Way, Trinity Buoy Wharf in London, the Grand Union Canal in Milton Keynes, Gunwharf Quays and ASPEX in Portsmouth and then a seafront location next to Hastings Contemporary, with associated exhibitions at each venue. It also embraces the artistโ€™s time on the island of Giudecca creating egg related work for an exhibition at the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa during the Venice Biennale in 2019 and a final appearance of the Egg on Southmere Lake in Thamesmead, London for Bow Arts.

There are personal insights into the Eggโ€™s inception and production when he collaborated with the architects PAD studio, boatbuilder Paul Baker and EDP Civil Engineering in the original project for an off-grid residency for artists in the New Forest conceived and led by SPUD. The book includes an introduction by Caroline Collier and an afterword by Sue Clifford, ex founder director of the arts and environmental charity Common Ground.

The project has been supported by a range of people, businesses and funders including Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Canal and River Trust, Trinity Buoy Wharf, Milton Keynes City Council and funding through the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Stephen would particularly like to thank Nick and Caroline de Rothschild for their continuing support.

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