ABOUT THOMAS GIBBS


Thomas Gibbs studied his Bachelor of Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts (Melbourne, Australia) and has been classically trained in Italy and Greece. His studies have cultivated a deep respect for classical art and a desire to continue its legacy in a contemporary context.

Gibbs’ paintings observe fleeting moments of love, loss, tenderness, fear and beauty. By preserving moments encountered through the peripheral, Gibbs hopes to stumble upon realities that are universally true to the human spirit. To Gibbs, the methodical process of applying paint to canvas is a welcomed excuse for contemplation.

Gibbs has exhibited widely in Adelaide and Melbourne. He is an awardee of the Ian Potter Cultural Trust (2013), the $10,000 Graeme Hildebrand Travel Grant (2012), the Rosetta Kelly Environmental Art Award (2012), and was a finalist for the Metro Arts Prize (2012 and 2011) and the Wallara Travelling Scholarship (2012).

 

 


 

Thomas Gibbs - CV


Education

2012          Bachelor of Fine Art - Painting (First Class Honours), Victorian College of the Arts

2013          Painting in the Classical Tradition, Aegean Center - Italy & Greece

2014          Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education (First Class Honours), Victoria University

 

Exhibitions

2017          Graeme Hildebrand Art Prize (Highly Commended), Red Gallery, North Fitzroy, Victoria

2017          Cliftons Art Prize, Cliftons Melbourne, Victoria

2016          Sirens (I Heard Voices In The Night) - Gertrude Contemporary Glasshouse, Collingwood, Victoria

2016          To Tell Another's Story - Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, Adelaide, South Australia

2016          To Tell Another's Story - St Peter's Town Hall, City of Norwood, South Australia

2016          To Tell Another's Story - Tin Cat Cafe, Adelaide, South Australia

2016          The Opening - Five Ways Gallery, Kalorama, Victoria

2013          The Aegean Fall - Aegean Gallery, Paros, Greece

2012          Becoming (Solo) - Jackson Gallery, Carlton North, Victoria 

2012          Graduate Show - Victorian College of the Arts, South Melbourne, Victoria

2012          Proud - Margaret Lawrence Gallery, South Melbourne, Victoria

2012          Wallara Travelling Scholarship - Margaret Lawrence Gallery, South Melbourne,                                 Victoria

2012          Metro Arts Prize - Metro Gallery, Armadale, Victoria

2012          Once We Were… - George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne, Victoria 

2011           Proud - Margaret Lawrence Gallery, South Melbourne, Victoria

2011           Metro Arts Prize - Metro Gallery, Armadale, Victoria

2011           Mystery, Ambiguity, Nature and Life - Hogan Gallery, Fitzroy, Victoria

2007         SACE Graduate Art Show - Adelaide, South Australia

2007         Faces of Australia (Solo) - Adelaide Arcade, South Australia

 

Awards

2017          Highly Commended, Graeme Hildebrand Art Prize, Red Gallery, North Fitzroy, Victoria

2012          Winner of the Ian Potter Cultural Trust

2012          Winner of the Graeme Hildebrand $10,000 Travel Grant, Ringwood Art Society, Victoria

2012          Winner of the Rosetta Kelly Environment Art Award, Margaret Lawrence Gallery,                              Victoria

2012          Finalist for the Metro Arts Prize, Armadale, Victoria

2012          Finalist for the Wallara Travelling Scholarship, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Victoria

2011           Finalist for the Metro Arts Prize, Armadale, Victoria