J Kay Aplin – Architectural Ceramics
Landscape : Islands is a unique collaborative project exploring the intersection between sound art and ceramic practice. Taking place over 14 months, during 2015-2016, ceramist Kay Aplin and sound artist Joseph Young took their exhibition In A Shetland Landscape as the starting point for a series of exhibitions, events and an international residency programme.
The culmination of the project saw the project go on tour to Kent, to two venues; a temporary exhibition at the Guildhall Museum, Rochester and a one-off performance event at Dover Arts Development (DAD) project space, both co-produced with 51 Zero.
A selection of ceramic work from the exhibition at The Ceramic House in May was displayed in the stunning Guildhall September 23rd – October 6th, with a special launch event on the opening night with a sound performance from Joseph Young and film extracts from Rochester Mass by Margherita Gramegna. Additionally the Landscape : Islands catalogue and CD (recorded in collaboration with Green Field Recordings) was launched and the debut of a documentary by Tela Films about the project was screened.
Exhibiting ceramic artists: Paul Scott (UK), Delfina Emmanuel (Sardinia), Charlotte Thorup (Denmark), Owen Quinlan (Ireland), Patricia Shone (Isle of Skye). And featuring In A Shetland Landscape (touring version) a unique ceramic and sound installation by Kay Aplin and Joseph Young.
A special Event at Dover Arts Development Project Space, on 8th October, marked the final event of Landscape : Islands, which showcased the In A Shetland Landscape installation (touring version), a sound performance by Joseph Young, and audiovisual performance by Ingrid Plum.