‘Stephen Turner’s Exbury Egg’ was a collaborative project between the artist, Space Place & Urban Design (SPUD) and architects PAD Studio. A key aim of the project was to show how the arts can engage with environmental issues, generate new perspectives and how collaborative working between a range of professionals can facilitate this. This site is the location of the artist’s two hundred blog posts, produced during a twelve month residency from July 14th 2013 – July 13th 2014.
The complete blog is available as a chronological stream, that can also be searched by ‘categories’ that draw together some of the different and recurring themes that emerged during a year of in-depth study, contemplation and communion with nature. The artist’s contribution to Artists & Climate Change in June 2015, is a meditation upon the role he evolved during a year as the Beaulieu Beadle. Following this first year, the Egg went on a tour to different locations in England until 2023. This journey can be followed at www.eggman.me
A new book documenting the journeys of the Egg and its Eggman, Stephen Turner was published by theartistsagency in February 2023. ISBN: 9781916432581. Hard Back, 184 pages, 17 cm x 22 cm. Individual copies from theartistsagency £29 plus p&p. Commercial distribution www.artdata.co.uk.