Sugar sculptor Brendan Jamison given society honour

image captionBrendan Jamison with his Tate Modern sculpture

County Down sugar sculptor Brendan Jamison has been elected to the Royal British Society of Sculptors.

The artist from Bangor made his reputation from intricate sugar cube carvings of famous buildings.

In 2010, he created a replica of the Tate Modern building in London, made to scale, using 71,908 sugar cubes. It is 2m wide and weighs 224kg.

It was commissioned by Native Land and Grosvenor for the 2010 London Festival of Architecture.

More recently, his sugar sculpture of the door of 10 Downing Street found a special niche when it went on display inside the prime minister's house to visiting presidents and leaders.

He also sculpted Henry Tate's Mausoleum in a London project, the Curious scuplture trail.

It went on display at West Norwood Cemetery, London, beside the real building.

Speaking about his election to the RBSS, Mr Jamison said: "It is a great honour to join the ranks of Sir Anthony Caro and the many other sculptors across the UK who have made such significant advances in the field of sculpture and education, with the effects rippling across the entire world."

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