Arbroath Blacksmith has hand in ‘shoe chew’

Aaron Angell, a current artist in residence at Hospitalfield House, has been working with Arbroath blacksmith Liam Stewart, of J&J Stewart Blacksmiths, to make a work for exhibition.
Aaron Angell, a current artist in residence at Hospitalfield House, has been working with Arbroath blacksmith Liam Stewart, of J&J Stewart Blacksmiths, to make a work for exhibition.

Aaron Angell, a current artist in residence at Hospitalfield House, has been working with Arbroath blacksmith Liam Stewart, of J&J Stewart Blacksmiths, to make a work for exhibition.

Aaron is in residence at Hospitalfield House for the month of September after being awarded a production bursary. His is using the time to produce a new body of work which will be exhibited at contemporary art gallery Studio Voltaire in London next year. Whilst at Hospitalfield, Aaron is working on a series of reverse glass paintings in the 1901-built studios and has also been thinking about sculpture. He commissioned Arbroath Blacksmiths J&J Stewart to produce a special hand beaten metal shoe to his design and examples. This project really follows a pattern to produce works of art which are imbued with tradition while considering its collapse. Liam Stewart completed the form of the shoe this week, including laces tied in a bow, and there will be a different surface put onto it at a later date.

Aaron Angell’s work was shown in an exhibition in Hanover in Germany earlier this summer and in 2013 he exhibited in Paris, Warsaw, Stuttgart and New York. He also runs a project called the Troy Town Art Pottery, a radical and psychedelic ceramic workshop for artists, founded in response to dwindling ceramics access in London.

To find out more visit www.aaronangell.com