J Kay Aplin – Architectural Ceramics
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.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 new purpose built gallery space in the garden, converted from the former garage. This could be the world’s smallest white cube gallery! It is equipped with a 4-channel sound system to present sound installations and it presents the opportunity for us to display work in a neutral space. Joseph Young, sound artist and resident of The Ceramic House, is leading the sound art developments and, in partnership with Kay Aplin, they plan to curate an ongoing programme of ceramic and sound collaborations in the UK’s only dedicated sound art space.
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.
Artists selected: Ingibjörg Guðmundsdóttir (Iceland) collaborated with Iris Garrelfs (UK/Germany) and Anne Lykke (Denmark) collaborated with Mike Blow (UK).
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. The results were exhibited in the South Gallery at Phoenix as part of Brighton Digital Festival in September 2016. Simultaneously, and setting the context for the Resident Islands residencies, a touring version of Joseph Young and Kay Aplin’s installation In A Shetland Landscape was exhibited in IN CAMERA with new ceramic pieces made especially for the space.