PARK ART in Haringey

PARK ART in Haringey: Ben Long, Lion Scaffolding Sculpture, Bruce Castle Park, 2012. Image: Stephen White. Courtesy UP Projects

Photography: Stephen White. Courtesy UP Projects

If you happen to be out and about in north London this month, keep an eye out for the pop-up art sculptures currently residing in Haringey’s green spaces.

PARK ART, a scheme launched by Haringey Council in collaboration with arts team UP Projects, has seen new installations appear in several parks and gardens throughout the borough.

Bruce Castle Museum in Tottenham is playing host to a nine-metre tall lion crafted from scaffolding by artist Ben Long. The big cat now forms part of a series of eight scaffolding sculptures dating back to 2004 which also includes a dog, stag and horse.

In addition, artists Martin Richman and Charlie Kerr have created a light and sound installation in the museum’s neighbouring Tudor Tower which celebrates the heritage of the iconic structure, said to date back to 1514.

Other installations in the project include an immersive soundscape created by artist and composer Michael Szpakowski at the Furtherfield Gallery in Finsbury Park, and works by the late Anita Rivera which have found a permanent home at the Hornsey Library Sculpture Garden.

All installations will be on display until the 23 September.

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