Date: 08 Apr 2016 – 25 Apr 2016
Type: Exhibition

For Glasgow International, Aaron Angell presents a single exhibition split across two venues.

Borrowing its title from Peter Vansittart’s historical novel of 1981, Angell presents new sculptural works influenced by psychedelic poetry, philosophies of gardening, the colour green, and the architecture of pipe organs.

In Kelvingrove, Angell is exhibiting new sculptural work on the mezzanine level facing the museum’s great organ, including works in iron, assemblages of sixteenth century furniture, and other found objects. Central to this presentation is a theatrical programme of organ recitals. This features examples of early secular music, diffused with melodies traditionally performed on itinerant instruments, rather than through the fixed site of the organ.

At Glasgow Botanic Gardens, Angell presents a series of new ceramic sculptures among plants in the National Begonia collection. These works are produced in close reference to the compositions of the gardener Capability Brown and associated examples of vernacular architecture. Here the organ is re-imagined as a machine for communicating with the vegetable kingdom.

This is accompanied by a poetry reading with D.M. Black and Lucy Mercer during the opening weekend of the festival.

Commissioned by Glasgow International.

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opening times

Fri 8 April – Mon 25 April

Glasgow Botanic Gardens
Mon – Sun, 10am – 6pm

Kelvingrove Art Gallery
Mon – Thurs & Sat, 10am – 5pm
Fri & Sun 11am – 5pm


Glasgow Botanic Gardens
730 Great Western Road,
Glasgow, G12 0UE
*Situated within the Begonia House
0141 276 1614

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
Argyle Street,
Glasgow, G3 8AG
*First floor Mezzanine, opposite the organ
0141 276 9500

getting here

Glasgow Botanic Gardens:
Subway: Hillhead (7 minute walk) or Kelvinbridge (14 minute walk)

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum:
Subway: Kelvinhall (9 minute walk)
Rail: Exhibition Centre or Partick (both 15 minutes walk)


Glasgow Botanic Gardens. Wheelchair accessible, with some uneven paths and ramped access to glasshouses. A limited number of Blue Badge parking spaces are available within the gardens – please contact the gardens directly for information.

Kelvingrove is wheelchair accessible, with blue badge parking outside.