Karin Strachan


Karin Strachan is sculptor who lives and works in Whanganui. She works in a variety of media from her studio that overlooks the Whaganui river estuary.

Selected Shows

2010 June –semi finalist National Contemporary Art Award, selected and judged by Rachael Kent. Waikato Museum.

2010-May Finalist Cocoa Anthony Harper Award for Contemporary Art. Christchurch judged by Lara Strongman.

2009-2010 Nov-Jan The E.T. Experience selected artists for group show. Rayner Brothers Gallery. Whanganui.

2009-June- July Finalist Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award 2009, judged by Rob Garrett.

2009-may-June. HIGHLY COMMENDED. Cocoa Anthony Harper Award for Contemporary Art. Judged by Hamish Keith.

2009-Jan/Feb finalist Sealink Small Sculpture Prize. Waiheke Art Gallery, judged by Jenny Todd.

2008-May 26 – June 6 bird of passage- solo show at Edith Gallery, Whanganui

2008-March 3-22 ‘We All Sit Under the Same Stars’ group show curated by Michaela Stoneman. Stage 1 Gallery, Hawera.

2008- Bachelor of Fine Arts (High Distinction). Quay School of the Arts, Whanganui UCOL.

2007- Hiding in God’s Own in ‘The Pro’s and Cons of Going Steady’. Group show of graduate students. Whanganui UCOL campus

2007-November Award for Overall excellence.. Quay School of the Arts. Whanganui

Pattillo Scholarship Acquisitive Art Prize. Awarded by Pattillo, in conjunction with Quay School of the Arts Whanganui.

2006-07-Feburary Safe House in ‘Sculpture on the Gulf’. Waiheke Island.

2006- Honourable mention in the International Sculpture Center Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture. Published in Sculpture Magazine October 2006