October 2012 / New Paul Dibble book available now
Paul Dibble's new publication The Large Works is now available. We have a limited number for sale or get yours from Unity Books. More information on the book here.
August 2012 / Yarn Bombing alive and well in Palmerston North
Yarn bombing is alive and well in Palmerston North - with this creation that hit Paul Dibble's sculpture overnight!
July 2012 / NZ Sculpture on Shore
Paul Dibble and Gregor Kregar are both participating in this year’s NZ Sculpture on the Shore. The exhibition of sculpture will be held in November and raises awareness and support for the NZ Women’s Refuge. See their recent newsletter for more information. (image: Paul Dibble, Geometric Figures at NZSoS 2010)
July 2012 / Paul Dibble announces new publication
September 2011 / Paul Dibble Public Sculpture Commission
As part of an ongoing project to install ten sculptures in the inner city of Palmerston North within a ten year period, the Palmerston North Public Sculpture Trust in association with the Palmerston North City Council has commissioned Paul Dibble to create a new work. Who's Afraid, now installed outside the Regent Theatre on one of the city's main street, is an exciting, expressive sculpture featuring a female dancer confronting a tuatara. It contains a high sense of the dramatic, contrasting the agility of youth with a pre-historic New Zealand animal.
December 2010 / Recent Paul Dibble Sculpture Commissions
To mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Land Ballots, a sculpture by Paul Dibble was permanently installed in Hugh Hayward Memorial Park in Ngatea, in the Hauraki Plains. The day recognised the ballot system in which settlers names were randomly drawn out of a hat thus determining who could purchase land plots, and Dibble, who was born in the area, was an apt fit for the commission.
The figurative work Hauraki Plains Pioneer represents the drain diggers, who made the enormous drainage systems, by hand, that allowed the water level to be taken down and the land usable for farming. A day of celebrations marked the official anniversary and the official unveiling of the sculpture, and was attended by more than one thousand people, many of whom dressed in period costume.
Paul Dibble has also recently completed a commission to commemorate the International 20th Anniversary of Pacific College in Palmerston North purchased two sculptures, one by a Japanese artist Masaharu Izaki, the other To The Other Side by Paul Dibble both of which were unveiled by the Governor General last month.
April 2010 / Paul Dibble Commission installed
Paul Dibble's latest commission was installed yesterday in Upper Hutt. Commissioned by the Upper Hutt City Council as part of a redevelopment for the centre of town, the two works are now located at the intersection of Pine and Main Streets and King and Main Streets.
(image: installation of Dibble Woodpigeon on a large Ring and Dibble Fantail on a Large Ring)
Submissions and the winning work by can be viewed online here.
June 2009 I Paul Dibble announced as finalist for Situate sculpture competition
Paul Dibble has been shortlisted as one of five finalists in the Situate International Sculpture Competition. The commission is part of a major upgrade to the Forrest Place area in Perth, Western Australia. Over two hundred applications were submitted from over thirty countries. The winner will be announced in mid August.
May 2009 I Paul Dibble Sculpture From Under the Harbour unveiled in Wellington
Paul Dibble has unveiled a major commission in Wellington. Permanently installed in the courtyard of Moore Wilson Fresh on College St. The work celebrates the 1920s discovery of artesian water running under Wellington. The previous proprietor of the Moore Wilson's building Thomson Lewis & Co., used the water source to make fizzy drinks for over fifty years, before Coca Cola purchased the company.
April 2009 I Congratulations to Paul Dibble winner of a New Zealand Institute of Architects 2009 Architecture Award
Paul Dibble and Athfield Architects have been named winners of a New Zealand Institute of Architects 2009 Architecture Awards. They were awarded the International award for the New Zealand Memorial at Hyde Park Corner, London. The project will now be considered for the New Zealand Architecture Medal, to be announced next month.
Photo: Simon Devitt
The memorial commemorates the enduring relationship between New Zealand and the United Kingdom, and particularly the nations shared sacrifice during times of war. It is a symbol of common heritage and is permanently installed in Hyde Park.
The work was a major commission involving the New Zealand Ministry of Culture and Heritage, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, New Zealand Defence Force, Veterans Affairs New Zealand the English Heritage and the Westminster City Council.
04. 11. 2008 I Paul Dibble in NZ Sculpture Onshore
NZ Sculpture OnShore is a biennial exhibition of the work of major New Zealand sculptors. Paul Dibble's work will be displayed at the Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve, a cliff top site overlooking the Hauraki Gulf at Devonport. The works of over 100 New Zealand artists are on public view and for sale during the 10 day exhibition. Funds raised by the exhibition support NZ Women's Refuge.
7 - 16 November 2008 // 10:00 - 6:00 daily (closes at 4:00pm 16 Nov) // Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve // www.nzsculptureonshore.co.nzIf you would like to view work from Paul Dibble's Paradise exhibition, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
26.04.08 I Paul Dibble in NZ Today magazine
Paul Dibbles sculpture features on the cover of the latest NZ Today magazine. The issue explores the Manawatu region where Dibble's foundry and residence is based. Paul is due to exhibit new sculpture at the gallery in June in a show entitled Paradise. A catalogue will accompany the exhibition.
Paul Dibble at Art in the Woolshed Exhibition
From the 8 - 16 March 2008 Art in the Woolshed 2008 will exhibit work by Paul Dibble. Art in the Woolshed is a fundraising exhibition supporting the protection and restoration of Tawharanui Sanctuary.
Paul Dibble I Stoneleigh Sculpture in the Gardens
Paul Dibble's work will feature at the Auckland Botanic Gardens where a major sculpture exhibition will be held in late 2007 and biennially thereafter. "The inaugural exhibition will run for three months, from 4 November 2007 to 31 January 2008. Twenty seven sculptures will be displayed along a trail around 1.7 kilometres in length. The trail wanders through many of the Auckland Botanic Gardens iconic plant collections and around its main lakes - a truly majestic setting.
Paul Dibble Book: 2nd Edition Released
Paul Dibble recently launched the second edition of his monograph, published by David Bateman. This edition includes a new cover, images of recent works and additional chapter. Contact Parsons Bookshop to order
Paul Dibble I Hyde Park memorial, London
In 2005 Paul Dibble and his team were commissioned by the Ministry of Culture & Heritage to create a memorial for Hyde Park in London. The memorial commemorates the relationship between New Zealand and the UK and serves as a focus of remembrance of the shared sacrifice during the World Wars. The memorial was unveiled in London on 11 November 2006, in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen and the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Helen Clark.