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Neil Dawson. Sculptor.


1948    Born in Christchurch, New Zealand.
1970    Diploma of Fine Arts (Hons) University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ.
1971    Diploma of Teaching. Christchurch Teachers College. N.Z.
1972    Awarded Queen Elizabeth 2 Arts Council Grant.
1972    Attended Victorian College of the Artsl, Melbourne, Australia.
1973    Gains Graduate Diploma in Sculpture.
1980    Awarded Queen Elizabeth 2 Arts Council Travel Grant.
1985    Awarded Queen Elizabeth 2 Arts Council Establishment Grant.
2003    Laureate Award. New Zealand Arts Foundation.
2004    Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
2006    Antarctica New Zealand Arts Fellowship
 

Installations and Public Commissions

1979 Seascape Installation            
Robert McDougall Art Gallery, ChCh, N.Z.
1980 Street Show: Street Grid Robert McDougall Art Gallery, ChCh, N.Z.

Airspace Wairarapa Arts Centre, Masterton, N.Z.
1981 Echo Arts Centre, Christchurch, N.Z.

Vanishing Points Auckland City Art Gallery, N.Z.

Reflections. National Art Gallery, Wellington, N.Z.
1984 The Rock. Bank of New Zealand Centre, Wellington, N.Z.

Paper, Scissors, Rock Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch, N.Z.

5 Large Works Graduate Centre Mall, City University of NY, USA

Lightwell Private Commission, Wellington, N.Z.
1986 Going For Broke Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, N.Z.
1987 Ripples Waikato Museum of Art and History, Hamilton, NZ

Plumbobs Private Commission, Christchurch, N.Z.
1988 Vanity 1 The Australian Biennale, Art Gallery of N.S.W. Sydney, Australia

Vanity 2 Melbourne Concert Hall, Melbourne, Australia

Featherlight Methodist Trust Building, Auckland, N.Z.
1989 Globe Magiciens de la Terre: Musee National d’Art


Moderne, Paris, France.

Framework National Art Gallery, Wellington, N.Z.

Get The Picture Wellington Railway Station, N.Z.
1990 Macaw Feather Private Commission, Wellington, N.Z.

Leadlight Private Commission, Wellington.

 Blue/Green The Bath House, Rotorua, N.Z.

Globe Down Under Sargeant Gallery, Wanganui, N.Z.

Featherlight Aotea Centre Foyer, Auckland, N.Z.
1991 Orb Private Commission, Taranaki, N.Z.

Awakenings Hastings Boys High School, N.Z.

Jetset Globe Jetset Tours Building, Melbourne, Australia.

Spectra Aotea Centre, Auckland, N.Z.
1992 Snap Adelaide Festival Centre, Australia.

Wave Screens Private Commission, Auckland, N.Z.

Throwback Albert Park, Auckland, N.Z.

Echo (re-installation) Arts Centre, Christchurch, N.Z.

Globe Installation Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, N.Z.

Vertigo Gallery Kobayashi, Tokyo, Japan.

Perception Room Capital Discovery Place, Wellington, N.Z.
1993 Lens Petrocorp Building, New Plymouth, N.Z.

Untitled High Court of New Zealand, Wellington, N.Z.

Flying Chairs Sculpture in the Gardens, Christchurch, N.Z.

Canopy Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.
1994 Steps Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, N.Z.

Nor’West Arch Lincoln university, Lincoln, N.Z.

Kahu Takahanga Marae, Kaikoura, N.Z.

Horizons Private Commission, Kaukapakapa, N.Z.

Different Skies Osaka Business Park, Japan.

Flying Chairs Private Commission, Kaukapakapa, N.Z.

Globe National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
1995 Down Private Commission, Auckland, N.Z.

Canoe SkyCity Casino, Auckland, N.Z.
1996 Decoy Feathersphere Private Commission, Te Horo, N.Z.

Decoy Down Private Commission, Te Horo, N.Z.

Majestic Earth Majestic Centre, Wellington, N.Z.
1997 Vanishing Stairs Phileo Promenade, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Leafsphere Wisma Perkasa, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
1998 Ferns Wellington Civic Square,Wellington, N.Z.

Expansion Pyne Gould Corporation, Christchurch, N.Z.

Plumage Phileo Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Butterflies Phileo Avenue, Kuala Lumpur, N.Z.

Tranquility Tsing Yi MTR Station, Hong Kong.

Flora Private Commission, Governors Bay, N.Z.
1999 Sphere, Cone, Cylinder Designworks, Wellington, N.Z.

Starferns Apec conference, Auckland Town Hall, N.Z.

Feathers East Main Entry, Stadium Australia, Sydney.

Ripples and Rays Clear Communications, Takapuna, Auckland, N.Z.
2000 Skies West Main Entry Artwork, Stadium Australia, N.Z.
2001 Flying Steps Hunter Courtyard, Victoria University, Wgtn, N.Z.

Cones Dunedin Public Art Gallery, N.Z.

Chalice Cathedral Square, Christchurch, N.Z.
2002 Lapped Sphere Christchurch Girls’ High School, Christchurch, N.Z.

Suntrap Hastings District Council, Hastings, N.Z.

Diamonds National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

Other Peoples Houses  Private Commission, Waiheke Island, N.Z.
2003 Chevron Kate Edger Commons, University of Auckland.

Corro Dome Private Commission. Sydney, Australia.
2004   Fanfare Sydney Harbour Bridge. Australia.
2005   Bomber Command            Australian War Memorial. Canberra.
  H2O Lincoln University. N.Z.

Mahana Ceiling Dome Woollaston Estate Winery, Motueka, N.Z.

Raindrops.  Lumiere Building. Manchester .U.K.
2006  Anchor. Victoria Point. Docklands. Melbourne. Australia.

Wellsphere. Gouldon Square.Rochdale Road. Manchester. UK
2009 
FeatherTwo Paddocks Winery, Central Otago, N.Z.
2010
Feather and Ripples
Christchurch City Council Building, N.Z.
 Sky Lens
Cashel Mall, Christchurch, N.Z.
 Cubes
St. Andrew's College, Christchurch, N.Z.
2012
Feather From Afar
International Finance Centre, Shanghai, China
2013
Blue Feather
Private Commission, Wellington, N.Z.
 Boats and Birds
ANZ Tower, Auckland CBD, N.Z.
2014
Spires                                 
Latimer Square, Christchurch N.Z.

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1972  Untitled exhibition Pinacotheca Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
1973
Graduate show
Pinacotheca Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
1975 3 Black Holes CSA Gallery, Christchurch, N.Z.
1978 House Alterations Brooke-Gifford Gallery,Christchurch, N.Z.
1979 Interiors Elva Bett Gallery, Wellington, N.Z.

Order/Chaos Bosshard Gallery, Dunedin, N.Z.
1980 Recent Series Denis Cohn Gallery, Auckland, N.Z.

Here and There NZ Chancellery, Washington DC, U.S.A.
1981 Here and There Denis Cohn Gallery, Auckland, N.Z.

Escapes Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington, N.Z.

Boundaries Brooke-Gifford Gallery, Christchurch, N.Z.
1982 Holes Robinson Brooker Gallery, ChCh, N.Z.

Land Escapes Denis Cohn Gallery, Auckland, N.Z.
1984 Sunset Constructions Denis Cohn Gallery, Auckland, N.Z.

Rock Constructions Brooke-Gifford Gallery, Dunedin, N.Z.
1985 Mirrors Bosshard Gallery, Dunedin, N.Z.

New Wall Works Denis Cohn Gallery, Auckland, N.Z.
1986 Untitled exhibition
Janne land Gallery, Wellington, N.Z

Overhead Hardware Brooke Gifford Gallery, Christchurch, N.Z.
1987 Untitled exhibition Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland, N.Z.

Site Related Work 1981-87      Centre For Contemporary Art, Hamilton
1988 Untitled exhibition Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland, N.Z.

Untitled exhibition Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
1989 Site Works 1981-89   National Art Gallery, Wellington, N.Z.
1990 Untitled exhibition Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland, N.Z.

Untitled exhibition Jonathan Jensen Gallery, Christchurch, N.Z.

Untitled exhibition Luba Bilu Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
1991 Untitled exhibition Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland, N.Z.

Untitled exhibition Jonathan Jensen Gallery, Christchurch, N.Z.
1992 Untitled exhibition Luba Bilu Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

Untitled exhibition Jonathan Jensen Gallery, Christchurch, N.Z.

Untitled exhibition Infomuse Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
1993 New Work Jonathan Jensen Gallery, Christchurch, N.Z.
1994 Steps and Stages Jonathan Jensen Gallery, Christchurch, N.Z.
2002 Domes City Art, Christchurch, N.Z.
2003 New Wall Sculptures Peter Webb Galleries, Auckland, N.Z.

Wall Sculptures Janne Land Gallery, Wellington, N.Z.
2004 Wall Sculpture 2004 Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, N.Z.
2005 Craters Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland, N.Z

Recent Wall Sculptures Milford Galleries. Dunedin. N.Z.
2006 Thoughts on Ice. Janne Land Gallery.Wellington N.Z.
2007 Vanishing Points Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland, N.Z.

Recent Work Milford Galleries. Queenstown. N.Z.

Recent Work Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, N.Z.
2008Old/New/Borrowed/Blue
Milford Galleries, Dunedin, N.Z.
 Selected Works
Milford Galleries, Queenstown, N.Z.
2009
Deck: First Cut
Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, N.Z.
2010
Five Years
Milford Galleries, Queenstown, N.Z. 
 Deck: Second Hand
Milford Galleries, Dunedin, N.Z. 
 Deck: Three of a Kind
Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington, N.Z.
2011
Pulse
Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington, N.Z.
 Incident 19992/2011
Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, N.Z.
2012
Orange Zone
Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington, N.Z.
2013
Silver Linings
Milford Galleries, Dunedin, N.Z.
2014
Spires
Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington, N.Z.
 on hollowed ground
Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, N.Z.
2016
2nd Look
Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, N.Z.

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

1974 Enviromental Structures Christchurch Arts Festival, N.Z.
1978 Platforms CSA Gallery, Christchurch, N.Z.

Mildura Sculpture Triennial Mildura Arts Centre, Mildura, Australia.

Little Works Auckland City Art Gallery, N.Z.
1980 4 New Zealand Sculptors Sargeant Gallery, Wanganui, N.Z.
1985 Six New Zealand Artists Perspecta ’85, Mori Gallery, Sydney, Australia.

Better than Collecting Dust Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North, N.Z.

Chance and Change  Auckland City Art Gallery, N.Z.
1986 Aspects of Recent NZ Art   Auckland City Art Gallery, N.Z.

Content /Context National Art Gallery, Wellington, N.Z.
1988   NZ Xl Auckland City Art Gallery, N.Z.

From the Southern Cross  Sydney Biennale, Art Gallery of NSW, Aust
1989 Magiciens de la Terre Musee National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges


Pompidou, Paris, France.
1991 Review 1991 Luba Bilu Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
1992 Festival Exhibition Gow Langsford Gallery, Wellington, N.Z.

Prospect Canterbury Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch, N.Z.
1993 Canopy Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art,


Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.
1994 Incident Art Now, Museum of New Zealand, Wellington.

Virtual Reality National Gallery of Australia ,Canberra
1995 H2O Dowse Art Gallery, Lower Hutt, N.Z.
2003 Sculpture on the Gulf Waiheke Island, N.Z.
2004 Cutouts Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland, N.Z.

Project 04 Peter Webb Galleries, Auckland, N.Z.
2006 Tribute Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland. N.Z.

Birds                                       Pataka, Porirua, N.Z.