No.8 double for Cambridge
By Dean Taylor
Cambridge metal artist Nathan Hull has taken out the $500 People’s Choice prize at the Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award held at Te Awamutu Museum.
The win completes a double for Cambridge after David Pronger won the main prize when the exhibition opened in November.
The works, including Mr Hull’s ‘Kneeling Dragon’ and Mr Pronger’s ‘Tectorum’, have just come off display.
The two month exhibition attracted over 2000 visitors.
‘Kneeling Dragon’ received over 40% of the more than 700 public votes and was more than 200 votes clear of second placed ‘NZ Kiwi’.
Mr Hull is a roading engineer for Waipa District Council, but also owns Nato916 Artistic Design Custom Engineering (www.nato916.com).
Metal wall art is the bread and butter of the business, but Mr Hull says he enjoys the challenge of metal sculpture and custom work.
As well as being a fi rst time No.8 Wire entrant, he has also competed in, and won, the Fieldays scrap metal sculpture competition. He plans to give the No.8 Wire Award another go this year, but with a Kiwi theme.
Picured: METAL artist Nathan Hull with his popular No.8 wire dragon which has pride of place atop his garage. (025051AD)