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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New public art commission for Groundwork

For most of 2015, I was working on my latest public art commission for Groundwork North East. Groundwork were employed to design the landscaping for a landmark housing estate redevelopment, Tilery Housing Estate in Stockton-on-Tees in one of the most deprived parts of the UK. The overall £5m project included an entire revamp to the housing as well as the courtyards. It was officially opened in January to much acclaim. The project took one year to complete. The commission encompassed two separate pieces: a series of large-scale ceramic relief panels for new gateways leading into the five courtyards and a…
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