Farewell Don Binney Posted 16 September 2012 by Sarah Farrar & filed under Art, Birds, News. We are saddened to hear that contemporary New Zealand artist Don Binney has passed away. Our thoughts are with Don’s family and friends. Don Binney, ‘Pacific frigate bird’, 1968, Te Papa Share this: Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.