The hinge joints on the Tyne Bridge pioneered a method of engineering that enabled a bridge to be built while preventing the closure of the Tyne, in turn it allowed Newcastles revolutionary trade to continue. Alex Devereux’s Tyne Bridge sculpture mimics the construction and labour intensive methods of the industrial era. Instead of steel he uses modern engineered materials utilising MDF and pushing the boundaries of its properties. The work dislocates a familiar  and iconic North East image – the Tyne Bridge and relocates it in rural Northumberlandand raises questions of authorship, illusion and authenticity.   The project has been kindly supported by Arts Council England.