Prom Paintings – Linda Gibbs

Exhibition: December 14, 2017 to January 18, 2018 (Opening: Opening event - Friday December 15 between 6pm and 8pm)

LINDA GIBBS    PROM PAINTINGS

Tidal River - oil painting by Linda Gibbs

Tidal River – oil painting by Linda Gibbs

Prom portrait

 

Prom Paintings – Gecko Studio Gallery

Fish Creek artist Linda Gibbs has spent the past 10 years surveying the ever changing patterns and colours of Wilsons Promontory. This exhibition reveals large scale, pared back oil paintings reflecting the essence of The Prom.

Linda won the Best Gippsland Prize at the prestigious John Leslie Art Prize at the Gippsland Gallery last year. She is part of the gallery’s collection and as curator Simon Gregg describes – “She paints with the soul of a poet and the eyes of a realist, to produce paintings that are recognisably Gippsland, while feeling distant and ethereal.”

 

Artist statement…
“My practice begins with traditional en plein air (field) painting. Immersed in the elements, my palette races to keep pace with wild weather, subtle colour shifts and ever changing atmospheres. The studies capture the spirit of the place and facilitate an intense knowledge of the environment, from miniscule mosses to majestic mountains. I am currently surveying Wilsons Promontory where nature’s harmonious palette does most of the work for me. I find unexpected relationships of pinks, violets, olives, greys and golds in a vast panorama of complex abstraction. The field studies inform large scale, pared back oil paintings produced back in the studio.”

Linda Gibbs

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

LINDA GIBBS

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Education

1990 – 1992 National Art School, Sydney – Painting Major

Further Studies

2013 – Moriati Colour Theory

2006 – Medieval Tempera Painting, Melbourne University

Relevant Employment History

1993 – 2017   Painting Tutor – Linden New Art and Gasworks

2006 – 2015 Director, Corporate Art Events

1999 – 2002   Gallery Director – Metropolis Gallery, St Kilda

1996 – 2004   Visual Art Events Producer – St Kilda Festival

1991 – 1993   Painting Tutor – Eastern Suburbs Regional College (Sydney)

1987 – 1990   Photographer’s Assistant – Richard Millott and Associates

Recent Exhibitions

2016 – John Leslie Art Prize – Gippsland Art Gallery (Winner, Best Gippsland Prize)

2016 – Blake Prize – Finalist, Director’s Cut

2016 – Linda Gibbs Paintings – Brightspace

2015 – Shakespeare Grove Artists Exhibition – St Kilda Town Hall

2015 – Linda Gibbs – Wilsons Promontory Paintings – St Kilda Town Hall

2014 – John Leslie Art Prize – Gippsland Art Gallery (Finalist)

2014 – Melbourne Now – Satellite Open Studio

2013 – Linda Gibbs – Lullaby Landscapes – Gippsland Art Gallery

2013 – Slumber – Brightspace

2012 – From Realism to Nihilism – St Kilda Town Hall

2011 – Illuminate – Brightspace

2011 – Hidden Pleasures – Gippsland Art Gallery

2011 – South Gippslandscapes – Fish Creek Gallery

2010 – John Leslie Art Prize. Gippsland Art Gallery (Finalist)

2010 – Recent Landscapes, Axia Modern Art

2009 – Linking – St Kilda Town Hall

2009 – St Kilda Botanical Gardens en plein air

2008 – Wonderment – Gasworks Arts Park

2008 – In the Garden – St Kilda Town Hall

2008 – Postcard Show – Linden Centre for Contemporary Art

2007   Neighbourhood Watching – Brightspace

2007 – Animal Show – Artsofar

2007 – Summer Salon – Brightspace

2006 – Bowled Out – Gallery M

2006 – Summer Salon – Brightspace

2006 – Bowling Club Exhibition – Brightspace

2005 – In the Shadows – Gasworks

2002 – Linda Gibbs – Paintings – Metropolis Gallery, St Kilda

1990 – 2002 – Various Group Exhibitions, Sydney and Melbourne

 

Linda Gibbs

Linda Gibbs

 

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