Oliver Stretton-Pow – Biography
b. 1968, New Zealand.
Based on Waiheke Island.
Oliver Stretton-Pow graduated from Art School in Perth in 1992 then worked in Europe and the Middle East for 4 years. Stretton-Pow then travelled to Queensland working as a blacksmith returning to New Zealand in 1998 where he built a permanent studio in the Whangaroa. Stretton-Pow held his first solo exhibition in 2002 and completed his MFA at the University of Auckland in 2004. In 2005 he relocated his studio to Waiheke Island. Stretton Pow has had residencies in Perth(2012), subsequently exhibiting in Sculpture at Bathers in Fremantle(2015), solo exhibitions and contributed to many significant indoor and outdoor group shows in including SWELL sculpture festival(2015), Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney, and Perth (2016) NZSoS(2016). In 2018 he gained a post-graduate diploma in Teaching (secondary).