A WOODEN floating egg that was home to artist Stephen Turner for a year is coming to Gunwharf Quays.
From May 15, Stephen, the artist who created the Exbury Egg, will host an exhibition at the centre.
Stephen’s Exbury Egg – which featured on TV show Grand Designs and is named aftr the New Forest village where the project originated – will be in the central pond of City Quay, as a monumental sculptural presence 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 an exhibition of drawings, prints, photographs, objects, sculptures and video from the past four years. Stephen says he will continue his exploration of places and communities as artist in residence at Aspex through May.
Colin Wilding, general manager at Gunwharf Quays, said: ‘Hosting Stephen will give visitors an opportunity to witness this unique project up close.’
Joanne Bushnell, director of Aspex, said: ‘We’re thrilled to be hosting this exhibition, showcasing the work produced by Stephen throughout this year-long residency in the Exbury Egg and for the opportunity to work closely with Gunwharf Quays, to bring this engaging body of artwork to a wider audience.’
Stephen Turner: Everything Comes From The Egg is intended to combine ongoing environmental, historical and cultural investigations into the natural world with a sustainable artistic practice and a temporary hermit lifestyle.
An event called Artist Talk: Stephen Turner’s Exbury Egg will be held at 6pm on Thursday, May 18 at Aspex.
A further event takes place at 6pm on June 22 called Preview of ‘Stephen Turner: Everything Comes From The Egg’ and Coffee & Conversation with Stephen Turner takes place at 2pm on Sunday, July 23.