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Two Newly hatched events at the EXBURY EGG | Saturday 26th October 2019

Submitted by Nunnery Gallery on Wed, 16/10/2019 - 10:55

The Egg has been at Bow Arts' Lakeside Centre since July and to celebrate The Eggman's Lakeside residency and associated project Thamesmead's Best Beaks, we invite you to join us the Exbury Egg on Saturday 26 October for a special event.

Best Beaks & Feed the Swans @ the Exbury Egg, Lakeside Centre, Thamesmead
Saturday 26 October, 12-6pm Free, with refreshments provided

Join The Eggman (Stephen Turner, the artist behind the egg) to visit his Exbury Egg and learn about Thamesmead's wonderful bird population. The Eggman will be sharing his special recipe for swan food, as well as giving out free samples to all those who visit on the day - it's much better for the swans than bread!

The Eggman will be joined by artist J D Swann, who will be revealing the image of Thamesmead's ideal bird, following his project 'Thamesmead's Best Beaks' which asked 'What are the characteristics of the ‘typical’ Thamesmead bird?'. In workshops in the egg, participants made collages of their favourite parts of Thamesmead's bird population, voting on Thamesmead’s favourite beak, head, neck, body, wings, tail feathers, legs and feet. From those voted most popular, J D has created a drawing of the ultimate Thamesmead bird, now available as an A2 artwork in an edition of 1000. These free prints will be available throughout the day, signed by J D himself.

Travel information

Address: Lakeside Centre, London, SE2 9AN
Nearest ststaion(s): Abbey Wood
Bus: 117, 180, 229, 401, 472, 601, 602, 669, N1,
Parking: Limited on-site parking available.

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Access Information

Lakeside Centre has step-free access throughout from street level, including to the accessible toilet and 1st and 2nd floors/rooftop (via lift) and is service animal friendly. This venue does not have a hearing loop system.

Accessible parking is available on-site, limited to two spaces however Bazelgette Way offers free parking.  Or come by train as the studios are located only a 10-minute walk from Abbey Wood Station.

If you have any questions regarding accessibility at this venue or event, would like to make us aware of any access requirements that you have in advance of visiting, or would like this information in an alternate format including Easy Read, please email or call 020 8980 774 (Ext. 1)


Calum F. Kerr's ideas develop in relation to specific locations and inhabiting characters such as J. D. Swann (ornithological investigator), Brian Guest (S.P.A.R: Society for the Preservation of Admirable Rubble), a Ghostly White Whale and Maurice the Dodo. He has been in numerous UK exhibitions including at the ICA and Tate Britain, and internationally in Bulgaria, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the USA. In 2016/17 he received an Arts Council England International Development award for research and travel to Japan for 'Calum's Road to Aonodomon', the project had its UK debut at the Brunel Museum Tunnel shaft in November 2018 and featured in ‘Enduring Nature’ with Miyuki Kasahara at Art Lab Tokyo in May/June 2019.

Stephen Turner has an established reputation as an artist who engages with places and people, embedding himself in each place to explore the relationships between communities and location, with a specific focus upon the environment and our impact upon it and the people who live there. His work has taken him around the world, practicing and exhibiting internationally across Canada, from Kyoto in Japan to Sturovo, Slovakia and Roeselare, Belgium to Edinburgh, Sunderland and London.