16.07.10 Ben Long featured in Image Interiors July-August 2010

Building art scaffolding, along with cranes, will be forever associated with the
boom years, but UK sculptor Ben Long has taken these associations and made something entirely different. inspired by his experience of working on building sites as a teenager, and wanting to celebrate the more creative aspects of the construction industry, Long’s massive scaffolding animals – a stag, a horse, and now a dog – are wonderful in every sense of the word. Ben Long’s work is part of Material Worlds, which has been curated by Riann Coulter, and shows the work of nine irish and UK artists, at Banbridge’s FE McWilliam Gallery and studios, until August 15 2010.

FE McWilliam Gallery and Studios,
200 Newry Road, Banbridge, 048 4062 3322;
www.banbridge.com