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Proposal for Cheeseburn Sculpture Park

To Joanna Riddell & Mathew Jarrett


Riveted 100 Ton Grounded Support

1st July 2016

Alexander Devereux

Adevereux91@gmail.com
www.alexanderdevereux.com

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*Please Note:
*This is likely to change and develop from now until the final realisation of the
project.
*The drawing provided is not to exact scale.
*The sculpture will be made from external grade MDF (Medite Trycoia, 50 year
guarantee) with an internal metal armature
*The work is given the appearance of rusted metal using non-harmful eco-friendly
chemicals.
*All designs and work will be approved by a structural engineer.

Riveted 100 Ton Grounded Support


Alexander Devereux

Contents
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Cover sheet,

p, 2

Technical Images,

p, 3

Images of Cheeseburn

p, 5, 6

Benefits,

p, 7

Timeline

p, 8

Inspirations

p, 9, 10, 11

Costs

p, 12

Size diagram

p, 13

Artist Statement

p, 14

Past work

p, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21

Silkscreen Prints

p, 22, 23

Further contact information

p, 24

100 Ton Riveted Pivot Support

Alexander Devereux

Scale no to scale
Dimensions : Height - 30ft x Width -16ft (10m x 4.8m)
Cheeseburn Sculpture (Northumberland)

Envisaged location of proposed work


Cheeseburn Grange House


Original built in the 13th centaury and
remoulded by John Dobson 1820 to
leave mainly what can be seen today.
Currently lived in by the Riddell family
and has been passed down since 1536

Cheeseburn Grange House


www.cheeseburn.com/about

Envisaged location of proposed work

Benefits

Cheeseburn would get and affinity to the local area through an already a
much loved style of architecture for the North East. This would not only
connect the sculpture park to the rest of the North East but also with other
sculptures across the country, both currently in suite and planed.

A new piece of large site specific sculpture developed especially for


Cheeseburn.

International exposure through my (the artists) current connections and


networking streams, including Facebook, Twitter (1000 followers) and a 250
emailing list.

Opportunity to invite local companies and people to invest in this project


through buying a limited edition hand made artist print. (explained further
later)

An addition for you guided tour and an outstanding example of your RIBA
styled art commissioning process.

Timeline

1. Summer 2016 - Build and install the model.

2. Summer 2016 - Produce a series of prints of the work to exhibit and sell at
Cheeseburn and online.

3. Summer 2016 - Advertise proposed installation in local news (North East)

4. Autumn 2016 Approach sponsors and potentially seek funding from ACE.

5. Autumn 2016 to Spring 2017 finalize sponsorship, get a structural engineer


to confirm structure.

6. Early Summer 2017 - build and install work.

Inspirations

Tyne Bridge Pivot Joint,


Rivet detail
Newcastle and Gateshead
2016

Inspirations

Tyne Bridge Pivot Joint,


Newcastle and Gateshead
2016

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Inspirations

Tyne Bridge Pivot Joint Construction,


Newcastle and Gateshead
1928

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Costs 22,500
Marquette of Riveted 100 Ton Grounded Support - 1500 (initially covered by

artist/me)

Installation of Marquette - 400 (initially covered Cheeseburn)

Prints (3 silkscreen prints in editions of 50, unframed) - 800 (initially covered


artist/me)

Consultancy (structural engineer, professional welded brackets) - 1000

Build and installation - 14,000

Artist fee (1/5th of project cost) - 4,450

Funding Strategies

Value of the prints 150 prints x 100 each = 15,000

Materials given (Egger Timber factory in Northumberland) - 5000

ACE, foundations and trusts or donations - 0 5000

Contingencies or back up plans

Construction of the work takes place in Cheeseburn over a period of 8-12


weeks (similar to a residence) raise further interests from studio visits and
employ local assistance to help with construction (saving aprox. 3000 5000)

Cheeseburn and myself put funds towards it we increase the ACE application
amount.

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Size of the planned model

Size of the finished work


1 0 0 To n R i v e t e d P i v o t S u p p o r t
Alexander Devereux
Scale no to scale
Dimensions : Height - 30ft x Width -16ft (10m x 4.8m)
Cheeseburn Sculpture (Northumberland)

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Artist statement

The built environment conditions our lives in ways we are still


discovering. Whether they are imposing, inspiring, subtle or spectacular,
the structures that surround us have always been designed to influence
the way we see, think and move.
'The Great Builders', Kenneth Powell.

The intriguing building methods of the industrial age inspire Devereux to


make large-scale architectural installations, sculptures and paintings.
Using the forms of bridges, railways and stations, his works mimic an
industrial style and aesthetic. Devereuxs sculptures, whilst appearing to
be functional architectural features made from cast iron, are in fact made
from lightweight wood, thus questioning the idea that form follows
function, and transforming them into sculptural objects. The theatricality
of these architectural pieces pays homage the once labour-intensive
methods of making these structures, whilst still preserving their visually
impressive grandeur and ornate, over-engineered qualities.

Each Victorian bridge, train Station, tunnel, and other major


infrastructure, had an intended purpose inherent to the past, not just a
formal purpose, but the aesthetic form of the design that created its long
sustained grandeur. The works have the potential to be components
taken directly from a 19th century structure. Devereux trades these
traditional methods of making with the use of modern, lightweight and
more practical materials, while still adorning to the familiar qualities of
being over-the-top and over-engineered. It is Devereux's passionate
vision that makes you believe its the real thing.

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Examples of past works

40ft Riveted Beam


Broomhill Sculpture Park, North Devon
MDF, plaster polymer, paint, iron powder, concrete(13 meters long x 1.8 - 3 meters high)

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Examples of past works

40ft Riveted Beam


Broomhill Sculpture Park, North Devon
MDF, plaster polymer, paint, iron powder, concrete(13 meters long x 1.8 - 3 meters high)

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Examples of past works

40ft Riveted Beam


Broomhill Sculpture Park, North Devon
MDF, plaster polymer, paint, iron powder, concrete(13 meters long x 1.8 - 3 meters high)

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Examples of past works

Supporting an Arch
MDF, Paint, plaster, Iron Powder.
200cm x 200cm x 40cm

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Examples of past works

Supporting an Arch
MDF, Paint, plaster, Iron Powder.
200cm x 200cm x 40cm

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Examples of past works

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Examples of past works


Barrel Arch Support - Devereux & Co.
MDF, plaster and iron powder 100 x 25 x 35 (cm)
(length x width x hight)

Devereux & Co. Plaque


MDF, Iron Powder
50cm x 30cm

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Examples of past print


(A3)

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Examples of past print


(A3)

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For further information or clarification please contact me directly.


________________________
Alexander Devereux
adevereux91@gmail.com
+44 7595033838
www.alexanderdevereux.com
@alexanderdevereux

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DEVEREUX CO.
ART NETWORK 2016
LOCATION OF ARTWORK
REVITED BEAM
SUSPENDED CYLINDERS
ABSTRACTED TRACKS
LAMPS

CHEESEBURN

OPEN
MIDSUMMER 2017

NEW STREET

TO
AMERICAS

MOORE
BRISTOW

TINSLEY VIADUCT

BRESSINGHAM
MANOR PARK
RIBBLEHEAD
PORT TALBOT
FLINTON
PESCHER GARDEN
BROOMHILL

HORESWOOD

TOOLEY ST.

TO
EUROPE
AFRICA
ASIA

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