Zhang Dawo has a reputation as the most representative and most accomplished master in the search of contemporary calligraphic art in China. Accordingly, Dawo has been listed in The Journal of Asian Studies, one of the most authoritative and prestigious publications in the field of Asian Studies. For The Art Of Calligraphy, G. S. Barass interviewed 25 key figures from the grand tradition to the avant-garde; one of them is Zhang Dawo.

Barass, GS (Ed.) 2002.The Art of Calligraphy in Modern China. Chapt VIII The Avant-Garde, Zhang Dawo 1943- ‘Making the Brush Fly’. The British Museum Press. 287 pp. Zhang, D. (Ed.) 2004 Dawo Miaomo – Calligraphic Art: Re-Creating the Pleasure, Insecurity and Excitement Encountered in Dreams. Devil Art Studio. 155 pp.


China Cultural Exchange, 1989, International Calligraphy and Art competition, 2nd prize
Tasart, 1997, Australia
Qantas 1999 Artsbridge
Taiwan Calligraphy Society, 2000. Best thesis on ‘The Trend of Contemporary Chinese Calligraphy’
Kedumba Art Awards 2003


British Museum, London, UK
The Museum and Art Galleries of the northern Territory, Australia
Craft Council of the Northern Territory, Australia
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Lunceston, Australia
City of Clarence, City Council Collection, Hobart
German Consulate, Beijing
Northern Territory Government Collection, Darwin
Huairong Provincial Government, China
The Calligraphy Society of Malaysia
The Calligraphy Society of Taiwan
Stamp Collection Society of China, Shang-Dong Branch
University of Nankai, Tienjing, China

Press Media Interview

Examiner, April 1992, May 1997, Launceston Tasmania, Australia
Mercury, July 1992, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Darwin Daily, June 1995, Northern Territory, Australia
Ethnic Newsletter No60, March 1995 Migrant Resource Centre, Norhern Tasmania
ABC Television, Australia, July 1995, May 1997, Australia
China National Television, Aug 1997, Beijing China
The Star, Dec 1997 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Cengdu, Television, June 1999, China
Taiyuan, Television, September 1999, China
National Television 2001, China
Daily News 2003, Paris