Stephen Turner’s practice is concerned with aspects of time and the dialectics of transience and permanence. His work often involves spending long periods in odd abandoned places, noting the changes in the complex relationship between people and the natural environment. His projects are rooted in research, which explore these themes in a variety of media.
His work includes installations for Turner Contemporary in Margate, Trinity Buoy Wharf in London, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art in Sunderland and Fermynwoods Contemporary Art in Northamptonshire.
He was a part of the Third World Water Conference in Kyoto, Japan in 2003 when he exhibited at the Honen-in Temple and later at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Toyota. Tree Rings for Stour Valley Arts studied the ecologies of different species of tree during a twelve-month residence at Kingswood Kent in 2004.
Stephen is currently focusing on the development phase for the Stephen Turner and The Exbury Egg project. The Exbury Egg has launched and Stephen has started his year long residency.
His work for Seafort is currently being shown in the group exhibition Estuary at the Museum of London Docklands, from May to October 2013. Stephen is also currently contributing to the Dukes Wood Project.