metals4U Student Sculptor Competition Winner 2019
metals4U Student Sculptors Competition 2019 in association with top metal sculptor, Brian Fell, and Yorkshire Sculpture Park is proud to announce this year’s winner…
Our third annual Student Sculptors Competition has proved to be quite an event in the art and metalwork students’ calendar- this year we were inundated with entries showing strong talent in a wide variety of disciplines and styles.
The judging was extremely difficult as there was such a variety of ideas and inspirational work, however, there can only be one winner. Once the official closing time of the competition had passed, all the entries were shown to the exceptional metal artist, Brian Fell, for him to select the overall winner based on the judging criteria set out in the published competition rules.
After a long period of consideration and deliberation, Brian settled on the entry from Cameron Lings.
Cameron has just completed his second year at Teesside University’s MIMA School of Art studying for a BA (Hons) Fine Art. His winning entry titled; ‘Turbine’ is shown below.
Cameron’s entry was accompanied by this descriptive insight into his work;
‘Turbine’ is a sculpture inspired by our ever-developing industrial day-to-day life. In order to develop new ways of creating energy, we have looked to our natural environment, in order to produce electricity from its kinetic movements. The sculpture demonstrates how our natural elements are being industrialised and harvested to their full extent. In this case, the wind is captured and portrayed in hardened metal, representing how engineering processes are making us look at nature from a differential, and clearly useful, point of view. The sculpture also questions our future of the relationship between industry and the environment, and how it will further develop in order for our own benefit.
Cameron will attend Brian Fell’s Midsummer Metal Sculpture Course at Yorkshire Sculpture Park on the 22nd & 23rd June, courtesy of metals4U. Cameron will get the opportunity to receive guidance from experienced metal artists Brian Fell, Owen Cunningham, and George Fell. Cameron’s final piece from the course will also be put on display within the grounds of the sculpture park- now that is something to be proud of.
We can’t wait to see what Cameron makes next…