Nate has had a long association with art, artists and artefacts. He has extensive experience directly working with sculptors and their work as well as the private and public collections which hold them.
Nate brings, to ObjektCare, extensive experience in the care and handling of many types of art and objects. Including metal sculpture, textiles, prints and paintings, objects of glass, ceramic and wood as well as museum artefacts.
Nate currently offers ongoing technical support to eminent bronze sculptor Terry Stringer, and has previously worked with Andrew Drummond, Sriwhana Spong, Louise Purvis, Seung Yul Oh, and Barry Brickell among other New Zealand contemporary artists. His input has included consultation, fabrication, and installation of major works both public and private. He has also trained with U.S. based Master Patineur Patrick Kipper.
Art handling, installation and production experience enables Nate to list The Auckland War Memorial Museum, the NZ Maritime Museum, Te Uru Contemporary Gallery, The Pah Homestead / Wallace Arts Trust and Objectspace among his those he has carried out work for, as well as a significant number of Auckland’s most prolific cultural object collectors.
Nate is an Associate Member of the New Zealand Conservators of Cultural Materials.
Paul Spain is entrepreneur, technology and business expert who grew up in Christchurch whose first business he still leads today (Gorilla Technology – IT Services).
Paul is excited to bring to ObjektCare his experience in the services field along with deep expertise of quality assurance processes which are essential to ensuring our clients can have confidence in how we will maintain and care for their sculptures and art objekts.
Paul’s appreciation of contemporary art goes back many years and as co-founder of ObjektCare he is enjoying investing more time in the art world both locally in New Zealand and during his travels around the world. Paul has previously both studied and taught at the School of Art & Design at Auckland University of Technology.
We look after works by premiere sculptors for some of the most important art collectors in New Zealand. ObjektCare has maintained repaired and restored works by both local and international artists including Henry Moore, Tony Cragg, Michael Parekowhai, Terry Stringer, Paul Dibble, Lew Summers, Andrew Drummond, Richard Mathieson, Dion Hitchens, Martin Selman among many others.
No material or sculpture size is out of ObjektCare’s scope. ObjektCare’s expert care extends to many sculptural materials approaching each in the way required for optimal results. We work with sculptures and art objects made of bronze, brass, copper, stainless steel, aluminium, fibreglass, glass, and ceramics.
We have used Objektcare for several years now, during which time they have cared for small and large sculptures, restored sculptures in poor condition, and build new bases. Their attention to detail is excellent, and our works have never looked better. We thoroughly recommend Objektcare.