Small Fry under a night sky – From the family Galaxiidae (Log jaw eel Galaxias
Under a night sky – Aoraki the mountain – Waitaki the river – the fish Galaxiidae
A keen Fisherman Bing Dawe’s work often reveals the detail and materials of such activities; the nets, favoured catches and threats to the environment; water degradation and endangered species. His sculptures and works on paper capture a sense of the intimate association between humanity and the natural world and the artist’s respect and concern for its future. Dawe studied at the University of Canterbury, graduating Diploma in Fine Arts in 1976. His work was the subject of a major survey exhibition at Christchurch’s public art gallery in 1999, and Dawe was the winner of the Wallace Art Award that same year.