The exhibition features a wide range of projects undertaken by the artist over the last 17 years. Turner often spends long periods in unusual and/or abandoned places, noting the changes in the complex relationship between people and their environment. His projects are rooted in research, exploring these themes through a variety of methodologies and media including performance, drawing, painting, sculpture, video and site-specific responses. The exhibition also documents the start of his engagement with waterside communities in Venice and London, to be developed through residencies in April 2019 on Guidecca (with one of the few remaining authentic Venetian communities) and through 2019 with local people in Thamesmead, East London – comparing and connecting ideas about identity and home.
- Stephen Turner, Seafort, Thames Estuary, 2055