In A Shetland Landscape exhibition, In Camera at The Ceramic House

In A Shetland Landscape transfers to the new gallery In Camera at The Ceramic House, 75 Stanmer Villas, Brighton BN1 7HN following a successful debut at Shetland Museum and Archives April-June 2016 Joseph Young (sound) and Kay Aplin (ceramics) Opening event 2nd September 6-9pm. Open by appointment until 18th September. Performances at 8pm by Felicity Ford (AKA Knitsonic) of her work relating to the Shetland wool industry and Cathy Lane will perform her Hebrides Suite plus a special performance of Shetland sounds by Joseph Young. Please contact Kay Aplin kay@theceramichouse.co.uk 07803161313 A collaboration between ceramist Kay Aplin and sound artist…
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Landscape : Islands International Residency Exhibition

Exhibition open 11am-5pm, 2nd-25th September, Wednesday- Sunday South Gallery, Phoenix Brighton, 10-14 Waterloo Place, Brighton BN2 9NB. Opening reception 1st September 6-8pm. Sound art performances around 8pm by Joseph Young, Mike Blow and Iris Garrelfs. Ingibjörg Guðmundsdóttir  (Iceland) and Iris Garrelfs (UK/Germany) Anne Lykke (Denmark) and Mike Blow (UK) Throughout August 2016, The Ceramic House has been hosting our first ever residency programme for new collaborations between two pairs of ceramic and sound artists curated by myself and sound artist and Joseph Young. This is part of our collaborative project Landscape : Islands taking place throughout 2016 involving multiple exhibitions,…
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Grow London

A garden/lifestyle show at Hampstead Heath, London Garden party preview 6-9pm, 23rd June, Open 11am-6pm, 24 – 26 June 2016 Kay Aplin will be exhibiting her Botanical Structures series and presenting her new Shetland flora series at the contemporary garden & lifestyle fair in Hampstead Heath, London on Stand B15. Come and say hello! http://growlondon.com
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In Transit Festival, Kensington and Chelsea

In Transit commissioned me to run a series of clay workshops with local residents in the Portobello Pavilion, a radical temporary structure in Powis Square housing free workshops for all ages which celebrate a rich history of community engagement. The Portobello Pavilion is a unique, imaginative pop-up structure.  Its ten-day programme of creative activities encourages dialogue on key issues in planning, regeneration, social housing, and urban green space. My workshops, called Clay Houses, are devised to engage people and provoke thought and discussion about urban planning and housing. Sessions: Friday 17th June, Monday 20th June, 1-5pm Come along and make…
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Taylor Wimpey public art commission

New commission to create artwork for Land off Bedford Road in Houghton Regis. A five year long development by Taylor Wimpey building a new housing estate. I will be involving local schools in the design process to create sculptures for the large landscaped area running between the houses and the road. Project start: September 2016.…
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Made in Korea, The Ceramic House 2017

I am delighted to have received an international development grant from the Arts Council of England to travel to South Korea to research my forthcoming project Made in Korea. Made in Korea is an exhibition and residency programme I am curating in 2017. I have invited 17 Korean artists to participate in an exhibition in May 2017 at The Ceramic House, touring to Sladmore Contemporary, London  in July 2017. The Ceramic House will host residencies for selected artists to spend a period of time making new work in my studio at Phoenix Brighton in spring 2017. Image by Jung Eun…
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Landscape : Islands, The Ceramic House May 2016

Contemporary ceramics about landscape. The Ceramic House • Vernissage 30th April • Open 7/8, 14/15, 21/22, 28/29 May • Finissage 29th May Curated by Kay Aplin. Featuring 11 leading international ceramic artists living on or coming from islands, whose work responds to landscape around them. Including Paul Scott and artists from islands in Denmark, Sardinia, Ireland and the Scottish isles of Skye, Orkney and Shetland. Details on www.theceramichouse.co.uk Accompanying the exhibition is a performance programme of sound art events co-curated by Paul Khimasia Morgan and Joseph Young. Details on www.artofnoises.com Download press release here.  …
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Landscape : Islands Residencies -sound and ceramic art collaborations

As part of this year’s LANDSCAPE ISLANDS sound/ceramics project, we are delighted to announce the first ever international residency programme hosted by The Ceramic House and Phoenix Brighton, entitled RESIDENT ISLANDS. An important new development at The Ceramic House is the inclusion of sound as one of the art forms we will be promoting alongside ceramics. 2016 will see the inauguration of IN CAMERA, a new purpose built gallery space in the garden, converted from the former garage. Image by Ingibjörg Guðmundsdóttir. This could be the world’s smallest white cube gallery! It is equipped with a 4-channel sound system to…
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Crowdfunding campaign for In A Shetland Landscape

A ceramics and sound art exhibition at Shetland Museum and Brighton Digital Festival. Please support our crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. Artists Kay Aplin and Joseph Young have been working together for the last 2 years to develop new ways of combining sound art and ceramic sculpture in an exhibition entitled ‘In A Shetland Landscape’. The project opens on April 16th 2016 at Shetland Museum & Archives with workshops, artist talks and a special performance in homage to John Cage’s In A Landscape, a key inspiration for our work. The exhibition is open to the public until June 12th and…
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In A Shetland Landscape – an exploration in ceramics and sound

Shetland Museum and Archives, Lerwick • 16th April – 12th June 2016 A collaboration between ceramist Kay Aplin and sound artist Joseph Young following a residency at Scalloway Booth in 2015, the exhibition responds to the Shetland landscape through an immersive 4-channel sound installation that takes the listener on a sweeping journey through the unique sounds of land and sea, accompanied by a series of ceramic panels inspired by the indigenous “micro-flora” of Shetland, magnified to produce delicate designs of vibrant colour and texture. The collaboration is documented on the dedicated blog https://www.a-n.co.uk/blogs/shetland-project-with-j-kay-aplin   After an initial research trip, funded…
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