Crossings is part of EDGES, an ambitious international ceramic and sound art project between three nations at the western and eastern edges of Europe: Ireland, Estonia and the UK.
EDGES focuses on international exchange and residencies with artists collaborating across the disciplines of ceramics and sound art. Outcomes include exhibitions, presentations, performances, geo-located sound walks and community engagement activities.
Crossings offers an overview of contemporary Irish ceramic practice. Eleven established ceramic artists working in sculpture, wall pieces and functional ware will display their work in the unique domestic context of The Ceramic House. All the exhibiting ceramic artists selected have an interest in exploring traditional techniques with a contemporary sensibility, offering UK collectors, specialists and artists a rare overview of the breadth of contemporary Irish ceramic practice today.
The exhibition is curated by artists and curators Kay Aplin and Joseph Young.
EDGES is a 2 year-long investigation into coastlines, meeting places, what it means to work at the edge of something, to be on the fringes, and understanding artistic practice as a so-called ‘cutting edge’. The project began in 2022 with Peripheries, a collaborative residency between Irish sound artists and Estonian ceramic artists at The Ceramic House supported by funding from Creative Europe, alongside an exhibition of contemporary Estonian ceramics, which was extremely well received and won The Ceramic House second place in the Best House awards.
EDGES will continue throughout 2023 with residencies in Estonia, Ireland and at Watts Gallery, UK, alongside a culminating exhibition which will tour to Wexford Arts Centre, Ireland in spring 2024.
The Ceramic House, 75 Stanmer Villas, Brighton BN1 7HN
6th – 28th May 2023
6-9pm Thursday 4 May
Public opening dates:
11-5pm Saturdays and Sundays in May
6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 May
Open by appointment weekdays between 8th – 26th May. Contact us here to make an appointment.
Crossings is part of the Artists Open Houses festival.