Banner image: 'Iceland Landscapes' (detail), bell bronze, 2007 - ongoing


Affiliation with Shape: Exhibitor at Shape Open (various years) and the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary Shortlist exhibitions; recipient of the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary 2013. Aaron was a key contributor to our Ways of Seeing Art programme as part of Tate Exchange, 2017. 

Artist Statement

Aaron McPeake b. 1965, Belfast

McPeake lost much of his vision due to an autoimmune illness, which has informed his artwork, and methods of practice. He was awarded a PhD (2012) from Chelsea College of Arts, which examined vision loss, and visual arts practice and was awarded a Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching (2011) and a first class Honours Degree in Arts, Design and Environment from Central Saint Martins (2005).  He has exhibited widely nationally and internationally and has completed a number of public sculpture commissions. Although there is a strong focus on interactive sound sculpture, McPeake also works with many different media and materials and through the physical nature of his work aims to generate abstract responses from those who encounter it.   

Mc Peake Aaron Spike Island Bell (2014) cropped

'Spike Island Bell' (2014) 190 x 220mm Bell Bronze

Aaron McPeake - Measurement 1985 and 2015

'Measurement' 1985 & 2015 (2015) Digital print on aluminium

Read an article by Aaron McPeake in the Disability Studies Quarterly publication, entitled 'Bell Bronzes: Reflections on a Blind Visual Arts Practice' at this link 

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