Oliver Stretton-Pow graduated from art school in Perth, Australia in 1992. He then worked in Europe for some years before returning to Australia to work as a blacksmith. He then moved to New Zealand and held his first solo exhibition in 2002 before completing an MFA at Elam in 2004. In 2005 he relocated his studio to Waiheke Island, Auckland. Since then, he has had six solo exhibitions and contributed to many significant outdoor shows including NZSoS, Shapeshifter and Sculpture in the Gardens. His first artist residency was in Perth in 2012. In 2015 he spent a month as Artist in Residence at the Fremantle Arts Center (WA), exhibiting in Sculpture at Bathers in Fremantle. Later that year, he produced a sculpture for the SWELL sculpture festival on the Gold Coast. Stretton-Pow currently lives and works on Waiheke Island making private commissions and bespoke architectural elements.