Stag Scaffolding Sculpture

Stag Scaffolding Sculpture by Ben Long at Oakmayne building site, Elephant Road, London SE17 1LB
Standing at a height of 35ft, in a dormant building site in south London, is artist Ben Long’s latest creation made entirely from conventional scaffolding components. Stag is part of an ongoing multi-disciplinary project, Great Travelling Art Exhibition, which also includes Long’s finger-drawings made in the dirt on the rear shutters of haulage trucks.

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Stag Scaffolding Sculpture by Ben Long at Oakmayne building site, Elephant Road, London SE17 1LB

Standing at a height of 35ft, in a dormant building site in south London, is artist Ben Long’s latest creation made entirely from conventional scaffolding components. Stag is part of an ongoing multi-disciplinary project, Great Travelling Art Exhibition, which also includes Long’s finger-drawings made in the dirt on the rear shutters of haulage trucks.

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The Monarch of the Glen stands pround and surveys… er, Elephant & Castle actually

“Scaffolding is a simple yet versatile system, similar in some ways to Lego or Meccano but obviously on a much larger architectural scale,” says Long. “When I started the project in 2004 I acquired a modest ‘kit’, which has since gone on to form the basis of each subsequent sculpture. When the Stag is eventually dismantled the parts will be transported to a new venue and another permutation will be attempted. This constant evolution of sculpture ensures that many people get to see my work first-hand, the artworks remain integral to the building environment and I continue to improve my skills as a Scaffolding Sculptor.”

Stag will remain at the heart of the city’s Elephant & Castle regeneration zone until July 2008. Long is also hosting series of guided tours of the site on the following Saturdays at 11am: May 31; June 7; June 14; and June 31.

To book, or for more details on Long’s work, call the Man&Eve Gallery on +44 (0)20 7582 7861 or email info@manandeve.co.uk.

See also manandeve.co.uk.

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