Heart:Beat India

British Ceramics Biennial were invited to participate in the inaugural Indian Ceramics Triennal which took place at the Jawaha Kala Kendra, Jaipur in 2018.

Ramesh Hengadi, Rasika Hengadi and Joanne Ayre, supported by Heart:Beat creative director, Barney Hare Duke, spent an intense two weeks in residence in Jaipur working across the Indian Institute of Craft and Design and the Jawahar Kala Kendra, to devise, design and fabricate new works, both painting and ceramics for exhibition in the Indian Ceramics Triennale. Together they created an installation, a live project space, that included raw clay materials, tiles, bricks, ceramic, moulds, working processes, objects and paintings, with film and sound.

Also included were works created off- site by the other, UK-based, Heart:Beat, project artists; Stephen Dixon –ceramicist; Jasleen Kaur – artist; Johnny Magee – film maker; Jason Singh –musician sound artist. The works together constituted a body of work Made Out Of Place which gave impetus to the ambition of developing local making, learning and exhibition spaces in both Bapugaon and Stoke-on-Trent where cultural production will continue to take place and be developed.

The project was kindly supported by British Council.