Friday 28th May 2021 to
Sunday 30th May 2021
See artist Bhajan Hunjan’s wonderful installation inspired by nature inside the Exbury Egg.
Stephen Turner’s Exbury Egg featured on Channel 4’s Amazing Spaces and was originally built in 2013 as a floating home that was situated on the Beaulieu River on the Exbury Estate, from which Turner explored our increasingly dissonant relationship with nature. The Egg has been at home in Thamesmead, where the role of water is integral to both the landscape and wildlife, since July 2019; first floated on Southmere Lake and then moored in the grounds of Bow Arts’ Lakeside Centre as part of Turner’s project ‘Natura Prima? Riverine Communities Thamesmead - Venice 2019-21’.
By interacting with and collecting natural materials from the local Thamesmead environment, Bhajan will unveil her new installation in the Egg for the Estuary Festival, using techniques of threading, arranging, rearranging, picking, pricking, stitching, knotting, tangling and untangling.
Over the Covid period she has been looking at the concept of 'healing' and will use herbs from the Monks’ garden at local Lesnes Abbey, as part of the installation. Join us to learn more about the local flora and fauna of Thamesmead and perhaps take away your own healing herbs!
Saturday 29 May, 11am to 4pm
Sunday 30 & Monday 31 May, 11am to 3pm
Turner invited several artists to make work inspired by the Egg its surrounding environment and Bhajan’s installation is part of this ongoing series that concludes in the Summer of 2021.
About the artist
Bow Arts is an arts education charity that provides affordable creative workspaces for over 500 emerging artists. Alongside, Bow Arts manages one of the country's most exciting learning and education programmes, which takes world-class artists into schools to improve the lives and learning of children and young people. Bow Arts also delivers a diverse arts and events programme from its sites, namely the Nunnery Gallery at Bow Road and the Lakeside Centre in Thamesmead.
Photos: Alberto Romano