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Paul Dibble

Dibble

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

Born 1943, Waitakaruru in the Thames district

EDUCATION

1963-67, BFA (honors: sculpture), Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland.
Awarded an New Zealand Order of Merit, 2004
Awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Massey University, 2007
Currently living in Palmerston North, New Zealand.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2009 Thoughts About Man and Birds, Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
2007 In the Sticks, Black Barn Gallery, Havelock North, New Zealand
2006 Recent Bronze Sculpture, Martin Browne Fine Arts, Sydney, Australia
2006 Unfolding Model, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
2005 Martin Browne Fine Arts, Sydney, Australia
2005 Whitford Fine Arts, London, United Kingdom
2005 Building on Modernism, Black Barn Gallery, Havelock North, New Zealand    
2004 Soft Geometrics, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
2004 Soft Geometrics, Bowen Galleries, Wellington, New Zealand
2004 Gorge Rd Gallery, Queenstown, New Zealand
2004 Dibble, Black Barn Gallery, Havelock North, New Zealand
2003 Dibble Sculpture Exhibition, Gorge Rd Gallery, Queenstown and Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
2003 Down the Line, Brooke Gifford Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand.
2003 Looking for Australia, Gow Langsford Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
2003 Around the Firth of Thames, Bowen Galleries, Wellington, New Zealand
2003 Where the Owl Sits on the Water – The Tableux of Paul Dibble, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland2003 Dibble Down Under, Lombardii Winery with Bowen Galleries at Havelock North during the Hawkes Bay Wine Festival
2001 Paul Dibble Survey Exhibition, Manawatu Art Gallery
2000 Unfinished Business, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
2000 Balanced Gestures Bowen Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
2000 Opposites Attract, Michael Carr Fine Art, Sydney, Australia
1999 Works from 1999, Brooke Gifford Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
1999 Revisiting Formalism, Bowen Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
1998 Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
1997 Drips and Drops, Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North, New Zealand
1997 Brooke/Gifford Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
1997 Bowen Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
1996 Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
1996 City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
1995 Made in New Zealand, Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North and Bowen Gallery, Wellington,
NZ
1994 Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
1993 Bowen Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
1992 Pacific Monarch, Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North, New Zealand
1992 Stories from the Hinterland, Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
1991 Recent Editions, Bowen Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
1991 Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
1991 From Reason and Myth, Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North, New Zealand
1990 Bowen Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
1989 Hawkes Bay Cultural Centre, Hastings, New Zealand
1988 Fisher Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
1988 Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North, New Zealand
1988 Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt as part of the International Festival of the Arts, New Zealand
1984 Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North, New Zealand
1983  Wairarapa Arts Centre, Masterton, New Zealand
1981 Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North, New Zealand
1979 Studio Exhibition, Newmarket, Auckland, New Zealand
1978 Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North, New Zealand
1976 Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North, New Zealand
1972 Barry Lett Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
1971 Barry Lett Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2007 Sculpture in the Gardens, Auckland Botanic Gardens, Auckland
2007 12th Annual LA Art Show, Los Angeles, USA
2006 Melbourne Art Fair 2006, Melbourne, Australia
2006 Birds: The Art of New Zealand Bird Life, Pataka Gallery, Porirua, New Zealand.
2006 Sculpture by the Sea Bondi Beach, Sydney and Perth, Australia
2005 Miami Art Fair, Florida, USA
2005 Sculpture on the Gulf, Waiheke Island, Auckland
2004 Melbourne Art Fair 2004, Melbourne, Australia
2004 Shapeshifters, Lower Hutt during the Wellington Arts Festival
2004 Sculpture Exhibition, Bowen Galleries, Wellington    
2004 Sculpture 2004, Gow Langsford Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2003 Sculpture on the Gulf, Waiheke Island, Auckland
2003 Miami Art Fair, Florida, USA
2002 Changing Spaces, Civic Square, Wellington
2001 Catalogue Exhibition, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
2000 Sculpture by the Sea Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia
1999 Gow Langsford Gallery @ Span Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
1999 Bowen Gallery, Wellington
1998 Australian Contemporary Art Fair 6,  Melbourne, Australia, c/- Gow Langsford Gallery, New
        Zealand
1998 (Re)visioning the Real, Lopdell House, Auckland; Robert McDougall Gallery, Christchurch;
          Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui
1997 Christchurch Arts Festival, New Zealand
1996 NZ Real, Milford Galleries, Dunedin, New Zealand
1995 H2O, Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
1994 Christmas Show, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
1994 Flowers, Bowen Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
1994 Museum of Art and History, Rotorua, New Zealand
1994 Australian Contemporary Art Fair 4, Melbourne, Australia, c/- Gow Langsford and Bowen
        Galleries, New Zealand
1993 Art Fair, Korea, c/- Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
1992 A Breath of Fresh Art, The Bathhouse, Rotorua, New Zealand
1989 Gateways and Lintels, Fisher Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
1984 Art in Dunedin
1982 Art in Boxes, Manawatu Art Gallery
1982 Hansells Sculpture Exhibition, Wairarapa Arts Centre, Masterton and toured nationally
1980 Hansells Sculpture Exhibition, Wairarapa Arts Centre
1978  Hansells Sculpture Exhibition, Wairarapa Arts Centre
1976 Mildura, Australia
1974 Selected with New Zealand sculptors as part of the Mildura Sculpture Exhibition, Mildura,
        Australia

COLLECTIONS

Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum of New Zealand, Wellington
Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt
Hawkes Bay Cultural Centre, Hastings
Robert McDougall Art Gallery and Annex, Christchurch
Te Manawa (formerly Manawatu Art Gallery), Palmerston North
Massey University, Palmerston North
Massey University, Albany, Auckland
Saatchi and Saatchi, Wellington
Colenso, Auckland
Colenso, Wellington
James Wallace Trust Collection, Auckland
Lambton Quay Harbour Board

COMMISSIONS

2007 Second sculpture for Lindisfarne College, Hastings.
2007 Sculpture themed on a memorial to John Britten for the Dyslexia Experience Project in
        Christchurch.
2006 The New Zealand Hyde Park Corner Memorial in association with John Hardwick-Smith from
Athfield architects, opened on Armistice Day, November 11th by the Queen and attended by the  Prime Minister of Britain and of New Zealand and by many members of the Royal Family.
2005 Sculpture for Waikato University to celebrate their 40th anniversary.
2004 Sculpture for Christensen Estate Winery, Waiheke Island.
2004 Sculpture for UCol, Polytechnical Institute, Palmerston North
2002 Fourth sculpture constructed for The Point, Auckland, Residential development.
2000 Lindisfarne College, Hastings, New Zealand
2000 Commissioned by IMOVE/Wellington Sculpture Trust, to produce sculpture for Wellington Airport
round-about, Wellington
1999 Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna, Auckland
1999 Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, large wall piece, Auckland
1999 Wanganui Collegiate School, Wanganui
1999 Three large sculptures constructed for The Point, Auckland, Residential development, part of the
America’s Cup development.
1996 Major piece purchased by the Robert McDougall Gallery to be mounted outside the Gallery
        entrance.
1996 Commissioned to produce a large lintel, 3m high for the new Palmerston North library.
1996 Work made for the Moore family, Wellington.
1995 Commissioned by the Sturtevant family to make a large commemorative sculpture, Palmerston
 North.
1995 Steel relief sculpture designed and made for the Globe Theatre, Palmerston North
1995 Selected to prepare drawings for a large lintel spanning some 24 feet for the Auckland Casino
project
Reconstructed an old installation piece originally made in the 70’s.  The work is made in painted Perspex, feathers, plastic sheeting with aluminium framing and pumped dyed water, circulating which was commissioned, purchased and exhibited in early 1995, by the Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North titled 1995 Keeping Alive Ancient Dreams of Freedom Through Flight
1994 The Tuna’s Song for Michael Camp QC, Wellington
1994 Bronze work for Dunedin Police Station
1994 A work celebrating the Centennial of the Palmerston North Hospital
1993 Large work made and installed for the Dohmel family, Vienna, Austria
1991 Centennial Trophy for the Hamilton AMP Show
1991 Commissioned to make Pacific Monarch 4.5m high bronze for outside the Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North
1990 Commissioned to design a monumental work for the Aotea Centre (two 5 metre high figurative works cast in bronze). The pieces were designed to have movable parts and work as a tidal clock to record levels of the tide in both Auckland harbours.  Cast bronze models were made.
1981 Selected to produce models for a large scale work for the new State Insurance Building, Palmerston North
1970-77 Completed many religious sculptured commissions ( crucifixes, tabernacles and candlesticks) for architect James Hackshaw, for churches, private chapels and Catholic schools
1972 Dr Neville Hogg, Dargaville

Grants and Residencies

1985     QEII Arts Council of NZ
1979     QEII Arts Council of NZ
1987-88 Dowse Art Museum during International Festival of the Arts

Bibliography

New Zealand Sculpture A History
By Michael Dunn, Auckland University Press, 2002, p. 95-97
Contemporary NZ Art 3
By Elizabeth Caughey and John Gow, David Bateman publishers, 2002, p. 38-41.
NZ Listener April 13, 2002
Article by Lindsay Rabbitt titled ‘Behind Every Strong Woman; The Hard Graft of Manawatu Sculptor Paul Dibble’, p. 52-53.
Radio Programme
By Mark Amery. Featured on National radio on March 24, 2002.
By Jane Vial, A. K. C.  Petersen, Gordon H. Brown, Dorothea Pauli, Alexa Johnson and Fran Dibble, David Bateman Publishers, 2002, reprinted in 2006 with an extra chapter.
Big Art Trip Television Series
The episode featuring Paul Dibble appeared on TV 1 on Saturday July 28, 2001.
Another 100 NZ Artists
By Warwick Brown, Godwit Publishing, 1996, p. 28.
Art NZ Number 80 Spring 1996
Article by Gregory O’Brien titled ‘Free / Standing Paul Dibble in Wellington’, p. 48-50.
NZ Listener June 29-July 5 1992
Article by Debra Sloane titled ‘Inner Strength’, p.44-45.
Intent to Settle
Documentary as part of the Arts programme series.
Appeared on TV1 in 1992.
Please Touch
By Peter Cape, Collins publishing, 1980, p. 50-52.



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Solo Exhibitions

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Available Works