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Graham
BING DAWE b. 1952  
 


Academic Staff Member, School of Art & Design
CPIT Visual Arts, 3 Dimensional Design

1976                      
Diploma of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury, Major: Sculpture
                      
Tutor training

EXHIBITIONS

2016
Fine Lines - Four artists trace the edge of sustainability Bing Dawe, Denise Copeland, Graham Bennet, Robyn Webster Diversion Gallery, Picton.

2015
Sculpture in the Gardens
group show, Botanical Gardens. Auckland.
Undercurrent Denise Copland & Bing Dawe
Chambers 241 Christchurch.

2014
Extant- Bing Dawe & Ben Reid
Chambers 241, Christchurch.


2013/2014
Sculpture in the Gardens
group show, Botanical Gardens. Auckland.
Tuna
selected by the Friends of Gardens to become part of the gardens permanent collection.

2013
Bing Dawe - Sculpture and Painting Whitespace, Auckland.

2012
Selection 6 - The Artist's Selection, group show, Jane Sanders Art Agent, Auckland.

2011/2012
Sculpture in the Gardens
, group show, Botanical Gardens. Auckland.

2011
Sculpture in Central Otago
Rippon Vineyard, Wanaka.

Judge for the Charlaton Ink Drawing Prize, New York.

2010
Selection 010 -011,
Group show, Jane Sanders Art Agent, Auckland.
Dowsing & Divinging
, sculptures and works on paper, Jane Sanders Art Agent, Auckland.
Dowsing & Divinging
, sculptures and works on paper, The Art House, Christchurch.

2009/2010
Stoneleigh Sculpture in the Gardens- group show, Botanical Gardens. Auckland.

2009
Head On, Bing Dawe & Peter Cleverley,
Gallery 33, Wanaka.
Vagrants, Stragglers and the Unloved, Suter Gallery, Nelson.
Vagrants Stragglers and the Unloved, The Art House, Christchurch.
Sculpture in Central Otago, Rippon.


2008        
Divine Rights series and A Landscape with Too Many Holes
– new sculpture and works on paper, The Diversion Gallery, Marlborough.
The Fishing Show. COCA Gallery, Christchurch.
Artist In Residence Queenstown.
Trilogy
The Lighthouse Keepers Cat. Work's on paper. Vinnies Art Box, Auckland.
Roundel. New Works. The Art House, Christchurch.
Artist to Save Our Water.Ng Gallery, Christchurch.
Dilana Rugs, selected artists, Paris, France.

2007         
The Christmas Show.The Art House, Christchurch.       
The Slate Show. Invited Artists, COCA Gallery, Christchurch.               
Stonleigh Sculpture in the Gardens,Auckland Botanic Gardens, Auckland.
Make Way - New sculpture and drawing. The Art House Christchurch.               
Art House Opening Show.The Art House Christchurch.

2006                       
Sculpture In Central Cottage, Central Otago.
Make Way-sculpture and drawing. Gallery 33, Wanaka.
New Sculpture and Drawing. McPherson Gallery Auckland.
Small Works. Group Show. Form Gallery, Christchurch
20 X 20,Group show McPherson Gallery Auckland.
Bing Dawe.Sculpture.The Art House, Christchurch.
Sculpture In The Garden. Olsen's Vineyard, Bannochburn. Central Otago.
End To Begin Again. CPIT Staff Exhibition, COCA Gallery Christchurch.
Bing Dawe Sculpture. Gallery 33 Wanaka
Signify - Group show, Ashburton Art Gallery.
Diversions Divisions (small birds with hoop Wairau River)Diversion Gallery, Blenheim.
SOFA Print Project, group show, SOFA Gallery, Christchurch.
Artists against Aqua, Forrestor Gallery, Oamaru.

2005       
Group Exhibition
, Finial (composition with decoration and wading bird). Campbell Grant Gallery, Christchurch.
100 X 100, Water birds with decoration, McPherson Gallery, Auckland
Hosting the Cuckoo, McPherson Gallery, Auckland.
Selected Artists, Pied, Ng Gallery, Christchurch.
Sculptors at Olsen's, Diversion/Division (bird with cross Wairau River), Olsen's Vineyard, Cromwell.
Provenance - Bing Dawe and Peter Cleverley,Ashburton Art Gallery.
The Spirit of Sculpture From the Draining. Eels with Hoop, St Matthews in the City, Auckland.
Provenance
– Bing Dawe and Peter Cleverley,Eastern Southland Gallery, Gore.
Trilogy,Diversions Divisions (small birds with hoop Wairau River), Diversion Gallery, Blenheim.
Parklands Library Commission
, Christchurch City Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu.
Bing Dawe & Peter Cleverly at Punatapu, Queenstown.
Big Fish, From below Tekapo Dam [large fish with hoop], COCA Gallery, Christchurch.
Southern Gentlemen, group show, Dilana rugs, 40 George Street, Auckland.

2004
Provence - Bing Dawe and Peter Cleverley Forrester Gallery, Oamaru.
Kaik,McPherson Gallery, Auckland
Eels, Dilana Rugs Gallery, Christchurch. Solo Exhibition of Drawings and Rugs.
Kaik, Solo Exhibition, Port Gallery, Port Chalmers.
50's Show, Matt Pine Gallery, Wanganui (selected sculptors)
Shape Shifters, Frederick Wallace House, Lower Hutt, (group exhibition)
Fund Raising Auction, COCA Gallery, Christchurch.
Bing Dawe Charlotte Fisher, Campbell Grant Gallery, Christchurch.
Pacific Rim, Contemporary NZ Medallic Sculpture Medallia Gallery, New York (group exhibition).
Shadow Casters. NZ Medallion Group,McPherson Gallery, Auckland.
Coming Home in the Dark,Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu (group exhibition).                       
A Comparison of Scale,Percy Thompson Gallery, Stratford (group exhibition).

2003               
New Work Bing Dawe,The Port Gallery, Port Chalmers
White boards, Blue Oyster Gallery, Dunedin.
Trilogy, The Diversion Gallery, Waihopai.
Still Life a group exhibition -(Dilana rugs), 40 George St, Auckland.

2002               
Wry, Campbell Grant Gallery, Christchurch.
Recent Works, Forrestor Gallery, Oamaru.     

2001             
Out of the Black Water, The Diversion Gallery, Waihopai.

1999               
Acts of Enquiry, Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch.

1997               
Sculptures ’97, The Drawings Gallery, Auckland.
Aesthetic Departures – The Art of Death, group show, COCA Christchurch.
Untitled Metaphors, Canterbury Gallery, Christchurch.
Expanding Sculptures, Jonathan Jenson Gallery, Christchurch.
An Exhibition of Works, Dilana Gallery, Christchurch.
Thinking about Contemporary Art, Centre for Contemporary Art, Christchurch.
Part of the Furniture, group show, McDougall Art Annex, Christchurch.

1996               
Artist’s Rugs, Artis Gallery, Auckland.
New Work, Canterbury Gallery, Christchurch.

1995               
Drawings:Artist Survey, The Drawings Gallery, Auckland.
Vanitas, CSA Gallery, Christchurch.

1994               
Figurines, Canterbury Gallery, Christchurch.

1993               
Sister City Celebration, Adelaide, 1993.

1992               
New Sculptures/92, Canterbury Gallery, Christchurch.

1991               
Chairs, CSA Gallery, Christchurch.

1990               
Works on Paper, Forrestor Gallery, Oamaru
Expanding Spaces, Jonathan Jensen Gallery, Christchurch.

1989               
Constructed Intimacies, (Moet & Chandon touring exhibition), New Zealand.

1988               
Dilana Gallery Carpets, touring exhibition, Washington, Chicago, New York.

1987               
Barry Cleavin/Trevor Moffitt/Bing Dawe, Carnegie Centre, Dunedin.

1986               
Sculpture 2: Aspects of Recent New Zealand Art, Auckland City Art Gallery.

1985               
Five Christchurch Artists, Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch.

1984               
The Cockfight, Brooke Gifford Gallery, Christchurch.

1981               
Large Soaring Bird Ensnared, Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch.                              
Bing Dawe, Neil Dawson, Stephen Clarke Auckland City Art Gallery.

1978/79          
NZ Sculptors at Mildura, QEII Arts Council, toured New Zealand.

AWARDS/PRIZES

2010
People's Choice Award, Stoplight Sculpture in the Gardens

1999           
First Prize, Visa Gold & Wallace Art Award

1995               
Arts Excellence Award, Trust bank Canterbury

1987               
Queen Elizabeth 11 Arts Council Grant

1980               
Queen Elizabeth 11 Arts Council Grant - Travelled in Eastern & Western Europe

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS

2008            
From The Draining
. Diminishing Returns, Eels. Havelock North Town Centre

2005           
From the Draining
(Eels on Hoop) Commissioned by Christchurch City Council for Parklands Library

2001               
From the Draining
(Eels on Hoop) Sculpture in the Garden. Commissioned by McDougall Art Gallery
From out of Black Water (Crossed Eels with Hoop) Commissioned by Christchurch Arts Centre

1998               
Migrating Eels
. Farnley Reserve, Cashmere. Commissioned by Christchurch City Council.

1992               
Expo, New Zealand Wool Board commission of three Dilana Rugs. Serville, Spain.             

1990               
Sculpture for Children
, Cathedral Square, Christchurch.

1989               
Carpets, Lotteries Commission Building, Wellington.

1988               
Redesign interior St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Lyttleton, Christchurch.

COLLECTIONS

University of Canterbury Art Collection
Christchurch Art Gallery.
Auckland Art Gallery.
Forrestor Gallery, Oamaru.
Te Papa, Tongarewa, Wellington.

Private collections both locally and internationally.

PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS

2004            
External Examiner, University of Canterbury. MFA candidate

2003                       
External Examiner, Otago Polytechnic. MFA candidate (Maryanne Jennings)

2002               
Moderator Jade Carving Diploma, Tai Poutini Polytechnic, Greymouth

2001               
Moderator Jade Carving Diploma, Tai Poutini Polytechnic, Greymouth

2000              
Moderator. Jade Carver Diploma, Tai Poutini Polytechnic, Greymouth
Co-Judge. Cranleigh Barton Drawing award. Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch.
Co-Judge. Redesigning Resources Award.

RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE

2006 - Subject Co-ordinator, Bachelor of Design, Visual Arts

1998-2005 - Programme Co-ordinator, Bachelor of Design, Visual Arts

1976-1989 - Programme Co-ordinator, Diploma of Craft & Design, School of Art & Design, Christchurch Polytechnic

1976-1989 - Self-employed Artist

1976-2006 - Artist

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2001 - Muka Lithography workshop experience, Auckland.

2000 - Study tour, Italy and USA as part of Wallace Art Award.

PUBLICATIONS AND REVIEWS

2013
McAllister. J. Reminder of eels' slide to extinction NZHerald Nov 16, 2013.
Mcnamara, T.J. Rare twists of imagination - Two exhibitions show a profusion of lively and thought-provoking invention. NZHerald Review Aug 3

2010
Mcnamara, T.J. Magic in tension of dramatic works, NZHerald Review.
Nov 27.
Whybrew, Christine, Dowsing and Divining, Exhibition catalogue.
Take a walk on the willdside. Viva, NZHerald Jan.

2008               
Gullery, Lawerence Sculptured eels hook top spot in city. May, 2008, Hawke’s Bay Times

2007               
Eggleton, David. Toward Aotearoa, A Short History of 20th Century New Zealand Art. 2007.
Johnston, Alexa, Sculpture in the Gardens, Auckland Botanic Gardens. Catalogue 2007. pg 18-19.
Paul Wood, Andrew Looking at the Waterways Review, 2007, The Press, Christchurch

2006               
Reg, Graham Click. Portraits of New Zealanders. pg 139.
Duncan, Margaret Change of focus, SOFA Print Project. Review. 2006.
Sheils, Rosa River of creativity.
River of eels through new library. The Press, Christchurch.
Hunt, Pennie Artists against Aqua, Exhibitions, Dunedin. Review, Art New Zealand No. 111, 2006.

2005            
Green, Sonia Drawing life from the land, 2005.
Powerful regional art, 26 July, 2005, Courier.

2004               
McNamara, TJ. Explorations of known world, Review, March 31, 2004.
Dingwall, Richard, Bing Dawe stands up for threatened native species, Review, Aug 9, 2004, Otago Daily Times.

2003               
O’Brien, Joanne, Sculpture Champions birds, Review. 2003.
Milburn, Felicity. The Collections - Christchurch Art Gallery. pg 134.

2002               
Watson White, Helen, Fishing for meaning in the food chain, Review, Sunday Times, March 10, 2002.
Rewi, Adreinne. Sculptor gathers flock and puts birds on the bill? Review, 18 Aug, 2002, Sunday Star Times.
Dunn, Michael. New Zealand Sculpture a History, Auckland University Press, 2002. pg 151.

2001               
Bing Dawe – The draining– formal composition with eels and hoops (2001),                       
Macky, Ken, Out of Black Water, Review, Dec 18, 2001, Malborough Express.                
Moore, Christopher, Taking the eek! out of eel, Review, 2001. The Press, Christchurch.
Fusco, Cassandra An Archaeology of Time and Place, World Sculpture News  Vol 7. No. Winter 2001. pg 26-28.
Hider, Michele Art house, sculptor Bing Dawe and his wife Shona have carved out their niche in Christchurch. NZ House & Garden, December 2001. pg 130-134.
BING DAWE, The Big Art Trip: Series 01, Episode 11 (extract) Screentime Communicado 2001. Duration 9:53

2000               
Pauli, Dorothee, The Ecological Continuum, The Career of Bing Dawe, Art New Zealand No. 94. Autumn 2000.
Fusco, Dr. Cassandra A Body of Enquiry, Craft Arts International, No 48. 2000. pg 55-58.
Lorimer, Wayne. Potent mix of glory and grotesqueness, Review 2000.

2001               
Hider, Michele, Art House, Bing Dawe`s Art, NZ House and Garden, Dec.
Fusco, Dr Cassandra, An Archaelogy of Time and Space, Bing Dawe. World Sculpture News Vol 7.

2000               
Dorothee, Pauli. The Ecological Continuum - The Career of Bing Dawe. Art New Zealand. No 94.
New Zealand Who`s Who. Info NZ Who`s Who Aotearoa.

1999               
Milburn, Felicity. Bing Dawe Bulletin of the Robert McDougall Art Gallery & Annex, B117, Winter June – August, 1999. pg 6-7.
Eggleton, David. NZ Listener. Searching for river music. Review - Acts of Enquiry, August 7, 1999. pg 34-35
Jackman, Rob Ed. Acts of Enquiry. Exhibition catalogue, Robert McDougal Art Gallery. Essays: Dawe, Bing and Milburn, Felicity.
Bing Dawe - Acts of Enquiry. (Interview). Paton, Justin.
Fluent Wood- A Cabinet by Bing Dawe. Fusco, Dr Cassandra.
Dramas of Disequilibrium.
Grant, Liz Open Dawe protest policy, The Press, Christchurch, 1999
Daniels, Stan. Dilana, New Fashion Quarterly, Autumn.

1997               
Guest Artist. Takahe 31, August 1997. The Takahe Collective Trust, Christchurch. 
Stewart, Keith Dawe sculptures make us feel enough to think, Review, Sunday Star Times, June 15th, 1997          
Fusco, Cassandra, Cultural rites of Passage, Review, The Press, Christchurch. 1997.
Fusco, Cassandra, Dawe’s struggle for balance in life, Review, The Press, Christchurch. 1996               
Brown, Warwick. Another 100 New Zealand Artists. Godwit 1996. pg 24-25.

1995               
Moore, Pauline, Canterbury Artist’s excellence awards, The Press, Christchurch. 1995.

1994               
Fusco, Cassandra, Stimulus to Style at the CSA, Review, Art New Zealand, No. 73. 1994. pg 38-41.

1993               
Concise Dictionary of New Zealand Artists. Cevit Edge International.
Cassels, Winton. Dealing with the Difficult. Bing Dawe. Ansett New Zealand Southern Skies. February.

1992               
Jackaman, Rob Buried Ships. Cover illustration, 1992.
William McAloon, Dawe sculpture, Canterbury Gallery, Review July 1992, The Press, Christchurch.

1991               
Freeman-Moir, John. Marvels and Monstrosities, The Fabulous Races of Bing Dawe. Art New Zealand No 61. 1991/92. pg 50-53.

Unger, Pat Bing Dawe, Art New Zealand No. 60, 1991/92 pg 50-51.

1990               
Accompanying drawings for Rob Jackaman, Palimpsest [poems], Caxton Press: Christchurch, 1990.
Slade, Colin Reintroducing the Fabulous Races. Craft NZ

1989               
Taylor Paul, Rugged Individualism - Dilana Rugs. Pacific Way, Dec 1989 pg 57.
Wedde, Ian. Contemporary NZ Print , ed Jill MacIntosh, Allen & Unwin, pg 100.

1986               
Smart, Jonathon. NZ Listener.
Smart Jonathon, Landfall.
Johnston, Alexa, Sculpture 1986, Aspects of Recent New Zealand Art, catalogue, Auckland City Art Gallery.

1985               
Smart, Jonathan. Bing Dawe, A Decade, Art New Zealand No. 37, Summer 1985-86 pg 40-43.
Brown, Warwick. So true to form, New Zealand Herald, Auckland 1985.

1984               
Riley, Brett Pursuing intense theme. Review, 1984. Christchurch.
Webb, Evan Bing Dawe, Christchurch, Review, Art New Zealand No. 32,1984. pg 18.

1982/83          
Riley, Brett. The repelling art of Bing Dawe. Review 1982/83, Christchurch.

1980               
Cape, Peter. Please Touch - A Survey of Three Dimensional Arts in New Zealand. Collins. pg 51-55.

1979               
Michael Thomas, New Canterbury Contemporaries. Exhibitions, Christchurch. Review, Art New Zealand No. 12, 1979. pg 60.                 

 






Bing Dawe From the series 'Head Count'
Head of a Shag- Kawau
2007.
acrylic on paper, 49.5 x 35 cm
Exhibited: Selection 6-The Artist's Selection.



One from his series of weathervanes
shown as part of Sculpture in the Gardens,
group show, Botanical Gardens. Auckland, 2011/12





From the Family Galaxiidae (kokopu) 2010
Carved and painted rimu and kauri
86 x 160 x 22 cm (open) 59 x 97 x 22 cm (closed)
Exhibited: Dowsing and Divining.





(Giant Kokopu) Galaxias (Common Bully)
Bullies & Bait (Inanga) Galaxias
2010
Acrylic on paper, 70 x 50 cm
Exhibited: Dowsing and Divining, 2010.





From the series A landscape with too many
holes, 'Wishing for St Francis'
People's Choice Award, Stoplight Sculpture
in the Gardens. 2010.





Exhibition at the Suter Gallery, Nelson, 2009.






Composition study 3 elements, cat, bird, wren,
The Light House Keeper's Cat
oil on paper.
Shown as part of Vinnies Art Box, 2008.






Bing Dawe, Never Much Loved - Black Shag
at the Ox Bow
2006 painted steel and bronze






Bing Dawe Diverting/Disturbing
Limited Edition Dilana Rug.



Acts of Enquiry 1999 catalogue.
Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch.






Bing Dawe Birdling's Flat - Black Stones
Waitaki River
1997, Wood.







Reintroducing the Fabulous Races
- Figure Handstanding
1989, bronze.







The Cock Fight 1984 (detail), Wood and Steel,
Collection of the Forrestor Gallery, Oamaru.







From the Days of Oil- Car Part Reclaimed
, 1978.
Wood and stone. Collection of Christchurch
Boys High School.




Bing Dawe designed the carpet for the
Parklands Library, Christchurch,NZ. 2005.







Bing Dawe Still Keeping his Balance,
He used the Umbrella as a Safety
Net - image of a man with missile
.
Assemblage, Commissioned, 1985.
Collection of the Christchurch Art Gallery
Te Puna o Waiwhetu.



Bing Dawe is represented in

Auckland by Whitespace www.whitespace.co.nz
Christchurch by Chambers 241 https://chambers241.wordpress.com
Marlborough by The Diversion Gallery www.thediversiongallery.co.nz

Also designs rugs for Dilana www.dilana.co.nz