Everything from the Egg – Book Launch

You are cordially invited to the launch of Stephen Turner’s new book ‘Everything from the Egg’ at the Royal Society of Sculptors on Wednesday 15th February, 2023, 6-8pm. Tickets are free but booking is essential at eventbrite.
Royal Society of Sculptors
Dora House,
108 Old Brompton Road
South Kensington

Welcome by Caroline Worthington, Director of the Royal Society of Sculptors.

Caroline Collier will be in discussion with Stephen Turner about the creation of the book. Caroline began her career as a writer and curator. She went on to work for a range of cultural organisations, including Arts Council England (Hayward Gallery), Brighton Museums, the De la Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, Arnolfini, Bristol and Tate. She is now an independent coach, consultant and writer. 

Stephen Turner’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 artist’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 Egg’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 184 page case-bound book will be available signed on the night for the discounted pre-publication price of £10.00