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Karin Barr

Karin Barr is a German-born artist based in the Waikato. She has a background in stone carving and has more recently learnt glass casting.


Barr likes working with simple forms, mixing and matching with playful concepts. Most of her works show clear and strong lines. Her work has been shown in exhibitions including Waitakaruru Sculpture Park (Winner of the Vazey & Child Award 2012), NZ Sculpture OnShore, Harbourview Sculpture Trail, Artspost Hamilton, Wallace Gallery Morrinsville, Form Gallery Christchurch, Sargeant on the Quay Whanganui and M16 Gallery in Canberra (Australia).


Barr enjoys the challenge of creating outdoor installations in response to different sites and environmental concerns. Glass is a preferred medium due to its unique qualities that allow her to explore contrasting colour and light in her work. Barr’s work is held in the Wallace Arts Trust and private collections.

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