Kay Aplin, 'Pavilion #2', Porcelain with celadon glaze. Each tile 12cm diameter, 2017 ©

Photo: Bernard G Mills

Saturday 04 November 2017 to Sunday 12 November 2017
Mullae Arts Factory

Made in Korea is a cultural exchange project between Britain and South Korea, and the contrasting disciplines of ceramics and sound art. Involving 20 artists from Korea, 5 from the UK, and encompassing 4 exhibitions, 4 concerts, an international residency and a GPS-triggered sound walk, the project has evolved throughout 2017 in Brighton, London, Stoke-on-Trent and Seoul. Curated by ceramist Kay Aplin and sound artist Joseph Young and produced by The Ceramic House and In Camera Gallery.

An exhibition of Kay Aplin’s Korean inspired roof tiles, 'Pavilion (Deconstructed)' is launched with a performance at Mullae Arts Factory on 4 November by Joseph Young (UK), Hankil Ryu (Korea) and Sehee Choi (Korea), accompanied by the premiere of a short documentary film about the project. In addition, the evening will feature the launch of six audio commissions by UK and Korean sound artists, made in response to ceramic making processes. Collectively titled ‘Celadonaphonic’, the sounds will be available via the geo-locative Echoes platform on iOS and Android devices.

This exhibition is organised as part of 2017 International Sound Art Festival.

Made in Korea

  • Date: 4–12 November 2017
  • Venue: Mullae Arts Factory
  • Hosted by: Mullae Arts Factory
  • Organised byThe Ceramic House and In Camera Gallery in association with Hankil Ryu


Kay Aplin creates site-specific work for the public realm and large-scale ceramic installations for exhibition. Recent shows include European Ceramic Context, Denmark and British Ceramics Biennial 2017.

Joseph Young is an established artist working in sound, performance and installation whose work has been shown at Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Estorick Collection, London and Seoul Museum of Art. 

Hankil Ryu is Seoul-based sound artist. Hankil makes improvised music using clockworks as instrument. His publishing company Manual releases improvised music/magazines.

Sehee Choi is a classically trained violinist with an interest in everyday sounds. She is a prominent figure on the Seoul improvised music scene.

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Music, Visual Arts
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UK/Korea 2017-18