Media coverage for the Exbury Egg was extensive and global. The Egg featured in publications (print and digital), on television and in the press in more than 25 countries and on every continent. Some highlights included The Cool Hunter blog site with a readership of over 4 million worldwide and a feature slot on George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces for Channel 4. Pioneer TV filmed on location at the Egg for the TV series, ‘Extreme Homes’ that was broadcast across Canada and the USA.
Indy Almroth-Wright made a feature for the BBC News website (a top ten online story nationally), the BBC also commissioned video journalist John Galliver to make a short film The Man who lives in an Egg and BBC Radio Solent presenter Julian Clegg recorded an interview that was syndicated nationally (below).
Regionally the Egg was featured in Coast Magazine and Hampshire Life and Richard Jones for Meridian ITV News made the film Closer to Nature following the Valentines Day storms of February 2014.
Other notable features included Discovery Channel Canada, Giz Magazine, Wallpaper, Elle Decor and newspapers from Aftenposten to Il Tempo and Die Welt. It was also featured in the July 2014 issue Time Magazine.
The interest in Stephen Turner’s Exbury Egg demonstrates a wide appeal, and opened up this blog site to a huge virtual audience around the world. Media visits to the Egg itself were kept to a minimum, due both to the environmentally sensitive nature of the location, and the desire of the artist for communion with nature. Many media interviews were turned down and others were conducted virtually by Skype, telephone and e-mail.
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