Paul Dibble


The sculptures of Paul Dibble (1943 - 2023) are well known both nationally and further abroad.

Paul studied at Elam School of Fine Arts in Auckland, graduating with a BFA (Hons) in Sculpture.

In the 1970s Paul taught art in various secondary schools, before taking up a teaching position at Massey University in Palmerston North. By the year 2000, Paul left teaching to begin working fulltime in his own studio.

Paul was involved in all aspects of his studio practice, working with a small team, in a time where many other sculptors contracted out the manufacture of their work to other businesses.

Paul maintained a consistent exhibition schedule in New Zealand, with work also appearing in several overseas Art Fairs and exhibitions. Represented by leading galleries, he produced a number of significant commissions, including his significant work for the New Zealand Memorial in London’s Hyde Park Corner.

Paul was awarded a New Zealand Order of Merit in 2005, an Honorary Doctorate in Visual Arts from Massey University in 2007, and was made an Honorary Fellow of the Universal College of Learning (Palmerston North) in 2012.