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Cafe Exhibition - everything comes from the egg

Thursday, January 5, 2017
The Nunnery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ

everything comes from the egg is the touring exhibition of Stephen Turner’s Exbury Egg and a wide range of new artworks developed by the artist whilst the Egg was located on the Beaulieu River in the care of the Exbury Estate through 2013-14, and subsequently amongst communities in Burnley, London, Milton Keynes, Portsmouth and Hastings through 2016 and 2017.

Three artworks Stephen made during his time in the Exbury Egg - all using hand-picked blackberries - will be on display at the Carmelite Cafe to celebrate the Egg's exhibition at Trinity Buoy Wharf, London, where it will be from 12 January - 29 January 2017 as part of its tour. On Saturday 28 January at 1pm, Stephen himself will be leading a walk from the Carmelite Cafe down the River Lea to the Egg itself.

everything comes from the egg tours to venues in England through 2016 and 2017, including Finsley Gate Wharf, Burnley as part of Super Slow Way, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London (reaching out to communities around the River Lee), Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth (where the Exbury Egg will be located in Gunwharf Quays) and Jerwood Gallery, Hastings. The tour reflects upon Turner’s original performative relationship with the Egg as a stage for events that explore our relationship with nature and the concept that the egg connects all life (Ex Ovo Omnia, William Harvey 1651). It relocates the artist’s practice within five different public visual arts contexts where these ideas will be further explored and new artwork made; interacting with communities along urban canals, within a shopping center and by the seaside.

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