J Kay Aplin – Architectural Ceramics
As part of LANDSCAPE : ISLANDS, unique collaborative project exploring the intersection between sound art and ceramic practice, we are delighted to announce the first ever international residency programme hosted by The Ceramic House and Phoenix Brighton. 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. In May 2016 we inaugurated IN CAMERA, a mini white cube gallery space in the garden, converted from the former garage. It is equipped with a 4-channel sound system to present sound installations and it provides a neutral space to display work in. Sound artist Joseph Young is curating the sound art developments and, in partnership with Kay Aplin, they have been exploring the many different ways of combining ceramic and sound art practice to produce outstanding contributions to this new area of artistic research.
For the inaugural residency, two pairs of sound and ceramic artists collaborated on new work in response to the theme of landscape/islands throughout August 2016.
The ceramic artists lived at The Ceramic House and used Kay’s well equipped studio facilities at Phoenix Brighton, Brighton’s largest and longest-running artist-led studios. The two sound artists visited regularly, using Joseph’s sound studio, also at Phoenix. Aplin and Young curated an exhibition of the resulting installations at Phoenix Brighton as part of Brighton Digital Festival in September 2016. Simultaneously, and setting the context for the Resident Islands residencies, a touring version of Young and Aplin’s installation In A Shetland Landscape was exhibited at IN CAMERA with new ceramic pieces made especially for the space.