Lion Scaffolding Sculpture

Bruce Castle

25th July – 23rd Sept 2012




Haringey Council has commissioned UP Projects to introduce PARK ART in Haringey, bringing high quality contemporary sculptures to a range of parks and gardens across the borough this summer. Funded by the Arts Council, this is part of Haringey's cultural offer for summer 2012.


For the grounds of Bruce Castle Museum in Tottenham, a major, new Scaffolding Sculpture by Ben Long is being commissioned by UP Projects. A nine meter tall classical lion on a plinth will be constructed in situ entirely from builder's scaffolding. This monumental artwork will reference not only the traditional sculptural archetype of the regal lion, but also serve to highlight the role that work and labour play in the development of any artistic or creative pursuit. The lion is the eighth in an ongoing series of Scaffolding Sculptures which the artist started back in 2004 and is commissioned to coincide with day 68 of the Olympic torch relay.


A series of events will take place for local residents which will include a talk by Ben Long. See for more information.


The Scaffolding Sculptures series has been generously sponsored by D+R Scaffolding Ltd.


Bruce Castle Museum
Lordship Lane
London N17 8NU

Tel: + 44 (0)20 8808 8772