Terry Stringer

Born in Redruth, Cornwall, England in 1946, Stringer became a naturalised New Zealander in 1979. He received a Diploma of Fine Arts from the Elam School of Fine Arts in 1967. Many New Zealand galleries and collections feature works by Stringer and he has completed a number of public commissions. His The Risen Christ, commissioned by the Anglican Church and gifted to the city of Christchurch in 2000, is currently in storage awaiting re-installment coinciding with the reconstruction of Christ Church Cathedral.

One of New Zealand’s best known sculptors, Terry Stringer takes full advantage of the three dimensionality of sculpture to create intriguing bronzes. Each facet is distinct in character and it is only by exploring all sides that the whole can be understood.

Stringer has been the recipient of a number of New Zealand art awards and scholarships and has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council Scholarship three times. In the 2003 New Year Honours, Stringer was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to sculpture.

Work in stock

The Sculptor’s Shadow, 2018

Interview with Terry Stringer as conducted by Doctor Mark Stocker for the Cultural Icons project. Audio and video.