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Bing Dawe

Bing Dawe's work is heavily influenced by a concern for New Zealand biodiversity, local eco systems and the impacts and interactions that humans have with the natural environment. Dawe graduated from the school of Fine Arts, Canterbury and has gone on to enjoy a prominent career as a sculptor with his work being added to many public and private collections. Raised in South Canterbury Dawe exhibits and interest in local wildlife from the endangered Kaki (Black Stilt) to the aquatic life found in the many rivers of his home region. He has a natural ability to design and shape his sculptures to precise proportion and intricate detail, qualities that have seen him winner of several awards over the years. In 1999 Bing Dawe was the Paramount Award Winner of the prestigious Wallace Art Awards with his sculpture 'Figure with Eels'.