Decorative Artwork for your Home and Garden Avon River Metalworks is owned and operated by metal artist and fabricator Al Simm. Based in the beautiful Annapolis Valley region of Nova Scotia, famous for its apple orchards and wide open spaces, the area provides endless inspiration for unique pieces of art.
Using a variety of metals including steel, aluminum and copper Al incorporates found, discarded and recycled materials into his sculptures.
Last Steps Memorial and Canada Gate Al was honoured to be part of this international pairing of memorial installations commemorating the journey of Canadian soldiers who fought overseas in the First World War.
The Last Steps Memorial in Halifax reflects on the final journey from Nova Scotia while The Canada Gate in Passchendaele, Belgium recognizes Canada's effort in the battle near Flander's Field.
For further information on these Portals of Remembrance and additional coverage of Avon River Metalworks visit our Media Page
Open Air Gallery and Studio Avon River Metalworks is an open air gallery and a recommended stop in the Studio Rally guide which features the top artists and craft designers in Nova Scotia.
In this open air gallery you can view and purchase ready made pieces of art and make an appointment to meet the artist. To see more of Al's artwork please visit our online Gallery.
You can find additional artistic pieces on display and for sale throughout the province. Al also creates functional iron pieces for more utilitarian uses, such as railings, staircases, and gates.
For a detailed list of where to find Avon River Metalworks sculptures, the most recent projects and his contributions to the Nova Scotia Arts Community including festivals and events please like him on Facebook