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Angel sculpture unveiled in Angel Edmonton

The “striking” artwork was designed with help from local people and has been installed by Joyce and Snells estates

An Angel for Angel Edmonton
Pictured with the An Angel for Edmonton sculpture are Alf Linney, Dejani Booth and Camrhon Mitchell from Curate Enfield, alongside artist Rafael Klein

A new sculpture created with help from local residents and school pupils has been unveiled in Angel Edmonton.

As part of Enfield Council’s ‘Curate Enfield’ grassroots public art programme, local residents and ‘public art champions’ were supported to commission an artwork that would “provide a warm welcome to residents and visitors, and be inspired by the cultural diversity and local character of Angel Edmonton”.

Following the open call out, artist Rafael Klein was chosen to create the artwork, and later led a series of creative workshops with pupils at St James and St John’s schools in Grove Street and with local residents as part of the Fore Street For All’s ‘London Lates’ event.


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Workshop participants created 3D designs which explored the word ‘angel.’ These designs were then incorporated into the finished artwork, An Angel for Edmonton, described as “a striking sculptural artwork”. It was recently installed and unveiled on the green outside Joyce and Snells estates closed to the borough border with Haringey.

Artist Rafael Klein said: “The inspiration for my proposal came from the name of the area itself – Angel Edmonton.

“It seemed appropriate to design a sculpture in the shape of an angel. I decided that the interior of the angel should be made up of local people’s drawings and models around the theme of ‘What does and angel mean to you?”

Funding for the project was provided by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and Arts Council England.

Alf Linney, Public Art Champion Curate Enfield, Secretary of REACT and artist; Dejani Booth, Public Art Champion Curate Enfield. Dejani is at sixth form and is an aspiring architect; Rafael Klein, Artist, commissioned to deliver An Angel for Edmonton; Camrhon Mitchell, Public Art Champion Curate Enfield. Camrhon is an animator and artist.


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