Stephen Turner's Exbury Egg

Stephen Turner's Exbury Egg

18 May - 3 Sep

Aspex and Gunwharf Quays welcome Stephen Turner's Exbury Egg to Portsmouth.

The Exbury Egg is located in Gunwharf Quays' central pond, City Quay, as a monumental sculptural presence from mid May 2017 for over three months.

A month after the Egg is installed in the quay, the exhibition, ‘Everything Comes from the Egg’ will open at Aspex. This offers visitors an opportunity to see the range of artworks, ephemera and documentation, Stephen has made and collected over the course of the project. This is a comprehensive exhibition comprising drawings, prints, photographs, found objects, works on paper, sculptures and video made by Turner over the last four years.

The project combines Turner’s ongoing environmental, historical and cultural investigations into the natural world with a sustainable artistic practice and a temporary ‘hermit’ lifestyle. During solo residencies in the Egg on the River Beaulieu in Exbury, New Forest in 2013-2014 and by the Leeds & Liverpool Canal for Super Slow Way in Burnley (2016), Turner catalogued his forays in each location in collections of digital imagery, objects, drawings and personal maps.

Read more about 'Everything Comes from the Egg' here.

‘Everything Comes from the Egg’ is financially supported by Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust, Gunwharf Quays, Canal & River Trust, SuperSlowWay, Jerwood Gallery, Milton Keynes and public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Stephen Turner’s Exbury Egg was designed to the artist’s original concept with PAD Studio in Lymington, Hampshire, built by Paul Baker and commissioned by Space Placemaking & Urban Design (SPUD) in 2013.

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#ThirdThursdays - Preview of ‘Stephen Turner: Everything Comes From The Egg’

Thursday 15 June, 6pm

An opportunity to see a range of artworks, ephemera and documentation Stephen Turner has made and collected over the course of his project.


Coffee & Conversation with Stephen Turner

Sunday 23 July, 2pm

Caroline Collier, Director of Partnerships & Programmes at Tate, will lead this in-depth Q&A with Stephen Turner, discussing his artistic practice.

£4.00 per person