This is a small record of a celebration of the Summer Solstice with local people around Stephen Turner’s Exbury Egg in 2016. We found a CD of ‘Love is All Around by’ Wet Wet Wet amid the sea of fly tipped waste surrounding the Exbury Egg at a derelict Finsley Gate Boatyard in Burnley. After getting a permit to use the soundtrack we made our own video record of the moment.
I returned for a second celebration this Summer and intend to be there again for a third event in 2018. This is living public art, an expression of local culture that has specific and recurring seasonal presence.
There is only one week remaining to see the exhibition currently showing at the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings until October 15th, 2017.