No Interdependent Origins – Interbeing – The Ceramic House & The Powell-Cotton Museum

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This summer, ‘The Ceramic House’ will partner with The Powell-Cotton Museum to produce ‘No Interdependent Origins’, a remote residency for two Hong Kong ceramic artists paired with two UK artists working in sound. The results of their collaborations will shipped over to the UK and be displayed in the historic setting of Quex House.

Tuesday 24th August – Family Experience Day

Immerse yourself in the artworks with Kay Aplin and Joseph Young from ‘The Ceramic House’ on hand to discuss your interpretation of the works. This will be the first opportunity to view and experience the completed artworks in their intended setting, Quex House. Artworks will be in the ground floor ‘Oriental room’, and upstairs in the ‘library’, ‘boudoir’ and ‘Powell’ room. Please note only the ground floor of Quex House is wheelchair accessible however the artworks will be available online following the event.

Relax your mind and body with tai chi demonstrations and taster sessions by local group ‘Hong Ying Tai Chi Chuan’. They practice the Yang style Tai Chi with a direct lineage from Yang Lu Chan (1792-1872), an influential teacher in China in the 19th century. The demonstrations will show a range of forms including hand, sword, fan and sabre forms, to demonstrate the principles of Yang style Tai Chi Chuan.

There’s also the chance to join a family workshop where you can get involved with the tactile process of porcelain craft. Join ‘Clayspace’ and our Learning team to help us create our own sound-art horns! The horns will be glazed and fired by Clayspace and then returned to the museum as completed art-pieces for use in future learning workshops and activities.

Prices (Includes admission to the museum and gardens, workshops and exhibition) Please purchase the ‘Gardens Open Day’ ticket for the 24th August for this event from:

Adults: £5, Concessions (Disabled, 60+, students with NUS card): £4Children (6-16): £2.50, Under 5’s: Free, Surestart Loyalty Card Under 5: Free, Surestart Loyalty Card Over 5’s: £1, Museum Members: Free

Friday 27th August – Artistic Experience Day

Join us for Interbeing workshops, tours and a special Q&A with the artists and organisers of Interbeing. Emily Peasgood and Dan Thompson, sound artists, will each host a creative writing workshop in the atmospheric Quex House in the morning. Kay and Joseph, project producers from the Ceramic House in Brighton, will be on hand to ask questions and express thoughts about the exhibition.

2.30pm – Join a tour of the exhibition with Emily and Dan. Sign up on the day.

3.00pm – Directly after the tour, join a presentation about the Interbeing project and a Q&A with Kay, Joseph, Dan, Emily and Inbal Livne (Head of Collections and Engagement, Powell-Cotton Museum’. Sign up on the day.

Price: Free to all. No need to book.

Please note that on the Artist Experience Day, the museum and gardens will be closed for admission. Free admission includes entry to the exhibition inside Quex House, Workshops, Tour and Q&A.

Following the in-person events, a virtual exhibition will be available to view.

‘No Interdependent Origins’ is part of  ‘INTERBEING’, an exploration of collaborative ceramic and sound art practice in Britain and China taking place throughout 2021. There are a number of events and performances planned both online and at different venues throughout the summer.

Event Details
  • Start Date
    August 24, 2021 12:00 am
  • End Date
    August 26, 2021 11:59 pm
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