EDUCATION & AWARDS

1963-67
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Sculpture), Elams School of Fine Arts, the University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

2004
Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit

2007
Honorary Doctorate, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017                                                                                                                                                   Huia, Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
The Geometrics, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2015
On the Road Again, Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
The Geometric Figure, Milford Galleries, Dunedin, New Zealand

2014
Picking Up Threads, Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
The Gold of the Kowhai, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2013
A Walk in the Park, Milford Galleries, Dunedin, New Zealand

2012
Paul Dibble: A Decade of Sculpture, Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
The Ghost of the Huia in the Orchard, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2011
The Watchers, Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
Sources, Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North, New Zealand

2010
The Dance, Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
Performers, Brooke Gifford Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
Bird's Eye View, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland

2009
Thoughts About Men and Birds, Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
The Geometric Figures, Black Barn Gallery, Havelock North, New Zealand

2008
Gods, Devils and Men, Black Barn Gallery, Havelock North, New Zealand
Paradise, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2007
In the Sticks, Black Barn Gallery, Havelock North, New Zealand

2006
Unfolding Model, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Paul Dibble, Martin Browne Fine Arts, Sydney, Australia

2005
Recent Bronze Sculptures, Martin Browne Fine Arts, Sydney, Australia
Building on Modernism, Black Barn Gallery, Havelock North, New Zealand

2004
Soft Geometrics, Bowen Galleries, Wellington, New Zealand
Soft Geometrics, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2003
Looking for Australia, Gow Langsford Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Down the Line, Brooke Gifford Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
Recent Bronze Sculptures, Gorge Road Gallery, Queenstown, New Zealand; Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2002
Where the Owl sits on the Water - The Tableaux of Paul Dibble, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Around the Firth of Thames, Bowen Galleries, Wellington, New Zealand

2001
The Calici Smile, Bowen Galleries, Wellington, New Zealand
Survey Exhibition, Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North, New Zealand

2000
Unfinished Business, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Balanced Gestures, Bowen Galleries, Wellington, New Zealand
Opposites Attract, Michael Carr Gallery, Sydney, Australia

1999
Works from 1999, Brooke Gifford Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
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
Recent Selected Works, Brooke Gifford Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
All About the Edges, Bowen Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

1996
Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

1995
Made in New Zealand, Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North; Bowen Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

1994
Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

1993
New Work, Bowen Galleries, Wellington, New Zealand

1992
Pacific Monarch, Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Stories from the Hinterland, Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

1991
Recent Editions, Bowen Galleries, Wellington, New Zealand
From Reason and Myth, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

1990
Bowen Galleries, Wellington, New Zealand

1989
Sculpture for Cities, Hawkes Bay Cultural Centre, Hastings; Fisher Gallery, Auckland; Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North, New Zealand

1988
From Fire and Water, Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

1984
Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North, New Zealand

1983
Concrete in the Garden, Wairarapa Arts Centre, Masterston; Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North, New Zealand

1981
Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North, New Zealand

1979
Jeff Thomson, Auckland, New Zealand

1978
Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North, New Zealand

1972
Barry Lett Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

1971
Barry Lett Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017                                                                                                                                                 Antonio Murado, Paul Dibble, Karl Maughan, Gow Langsford Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand

2016
2016, Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

2013
Sculpture on the Peninsula, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch, New Zealand
Parallel, Milford Galleries, Dunedin, New Zealand

2010
Wanganui Sculpture, Whanganui River, Whanganui, New Zealand
Botanical Gardens Sculpture Exhibition, Botanical Gardens, Auckland, New Zealand
A Beautiful Place, Gallery Thirty Three, Wanaka, New Zealand

2009
Landscape, Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
Double Take, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Sculpture on the Peninsula, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch, New Zealand
Sources: Paul and Fran Dibble, Mahara Gallery, Waikanae, New Zealand
Crème II, Gallery Thirty Three, Wanaka, New Zealand
An Artist's Aviary, John Leech Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Slugs, Snails and Spider Tales: A Closer Look at Conservation, Te Manawa Museum of Art, History and Science, Palmerston North, New Zealand

2008
With an Object in Mind, Gallery Thirty Three, Wanaka, New Zealand
Stoneleigh Sculpture in the Gardens, Auckland Botanic Gardens, Auckland, New Zealand
12th Annual L.A. Art Show, Los Angeles, United States

2006
Birds: The Art of New Zealand Bird Life, Pataka Museum + Art, Porirua, New Zealand
Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia

2005
Sculpture on the Gulf, Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand

2004
Shapeshifters, Wellington Arts Festival, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Sculpture Exhibition, Bowen Galleries, Wellington, New Zealand
Sculpture 2004, Gow Langsford Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2003
Sculpture on the Gulf, Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand

2002
Changing Spaces, Civic Square, Wellington, New Zealand

2001
Catalogue Exhibition, Gow Langsford Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

2000
Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia
Opposites Attract: New Zealand Painting and Sculpture by Paul Dibble and Mervyn Williams, Michael Carr Fine Art, Sydney, Australia

1998
(Re)visioning the Real, Lopdell House, Auckland; Robert McDougall Gallery, Christchurch; Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui, New Zealand
Australian Contemporary Art Fair 6, Gow Langsford Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

1997
Think About Contemporary Art, Christchurch Arts Festival, Christchurch, New Zealand
Figurative, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Huia - Sacred Bird, Lost Treasure, Science Centre and Museum, Palmerston North, New Zealand

1996
NZ Real, Milford Galleries, Dunedin, New Zealand

1995
H20, Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

1994
Australian Contemporary Art Fair 4, Bowen Galleries and Gow Langsford Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Elvis in Geyserland, the Bath House, Rotorua, New Zealand

1992
A Breath of Fresh Air, the Bath House Art and History Museum, Rotorua, New Zealand

1989
Gate, Door, Lintel, Fisher Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
The Painted Zoo, Shed II, National Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

1985
Spare Parts, Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand

1982
Art in Boxes, Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Hansells Sculpture Exhibition, Wairarapa Arts Centre, Masterton, New Zealand

1980
Hansells Sculpture Exhibition, Wairarapa Arts Centre, Masterton, New Zealand

1978
Hansells Sculpture Exhibition, Wairarapa Arts Centre, Masterton, New Zealand

1976
Five New Zealand Sculptors, Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North, New Zealand

1974
Mildura Sculpture Exhibition, Mildura, Australia

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand
Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Hawke's Bay Cultural Centre, Hastings, New Zealand
Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Napier, New Zealand
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Christchurch, New Zealand
Massey University, Palmerston North and Auckland, New Zealand
Aigantighe Gallery, Timaru, New Zealand
Te Manawa Museum of Art, History and Science, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Saatchi and Saatchi, Wellington, New Zealand
James Wallace Arts Trust, Auckland, New Zealand
Lambton Quay Harbour Board, Wellington, New Zealand
Waikato University, Hamilton, New Zealand
Koru Lounge, Air New Zealand, New Zealand
Christensen Estate Winery, Waiheke Island, New Zealand

 

SELECTED COMMISSIONS

2018

Featherston WWI Military Camp, Featherston, New Zealand.  

2006
The Southern Stand, New Zealand Hyde Park Corner Memorial in association with John Hardwick-Smith from Athfield Architects, opened on Armistice Day, 11 November, by the Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and attended by the Prime Ministers of Britain and New Zealand, and a number of the members of the Royal Family.

2005
Sculpture for Waikato University to celebrate their 40th anniversary.

2004
Sculpture for Christensen Estate Winery, Waiheke Island.
Sculpture for UCol Polytechnic Institute, Palmerston North.

2000
Sculpture for Lindisfarne College, Hastings.
Commissioned by IMOVE/Wellington Sculpture Trust to produce a Sculpture for the Wellington Airport round-about.

1999
Sculpture for Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna, Auckland.
Large wall piece for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Auckland.
Sculpture for Wanganui Collegiate School, Whanganui