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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