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Bhajan Hunjan: making work in response to Stephen Turner’s Exbury Egg

Submitted by Nunnery Gallery on Mon, 28/10/2019 - 11:19

Bow Arts artist Bhajan Hunjan will be working with Stephen Turner’s Exbury Egg from October 2019. Bhajan will respond to having the presence of the Egg at the Lakeside Centre and to Stephen’s approach of making work using natural materials.

By interacting with collected natural materials from the local Thamesmead environment, Bhajan will create works for a new installation in the Egg in May 2020, using techniques of threading, arranging, rearranging, picking, pricking, stitching, knotting, tangling and untangling.

Bhajan is interested in how natural materials sustain and disintegrate. She envisages creating forms that are made by assembling smaller arrangements that collectively contribute towards a larger installation.

Throughout Bhajan’s project, she will be creating opportunities for the communities of Thamesmead to visit the Egg and take part in creative activities. Details of these events can be found below – all events are free and everyone is very welcome.

Women's Lunch
Monday 18 November 2019, 12 noon onwards

Exbury Egg, Lakeside Centre, Thamesmead

Join Bow Arts artist Bhajan Hunjan for lunch and a creative activity, open to all women in the community. Meeting in the Exbury Egg, we'll be talking about the egg and the cycle of life.

Making Festive Wreaths
Thursday 12 December, 2-5pm         

Thamesmead Library, Binsey walk, Thamesmead SE2 9TR   

Join Bow Arts artist Bhajan Hunjan for festive wreath making with natural materials, in collaboration with artist Nancy Thornbar. Family friendly and all welcome.

The project is run in conjunction with fellow artist Stephen Turner and his Exbury Egg. Also known as ‘The Eggman’, Stephen has brought his Exbury Egg to Thamesmead as part of his international project, ‘Natura Prima?’ in partnership with Bow Arts and the Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation (Venice, Italy). The Exbury Egg, located on the grounds of the Lakeside Centre, will act as a conversational tool and meeting space for artists and the local community.

The project is supported by Bow Arts and Arts Council England.