Sculptor, born in Ireland, who attended Limerick School of Art, 1969–70, then St Martin’s School of Art, 1972–6. He gained a number of awards, including a Macaulay Fellowship in Sculpture, 1975; two GLAA Awards, 1978–85; an Arts Council Award, 1979; Irish Post Award, 1987; and The Lorne Award, 1992. Intach Trust and AHRB Awards followed in 2001 and an Arts Council England Award in 2005. He was several times a visiting artist, including Sculpture Space, Utica, New York, 1980; Clayworks Studio Workshop and Syracuse University, both New York in 1983; School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1984; and Emma Lake Artists’ Workshop, Saskatchewan, Canada, 1991. Gibbons was elected professor in 1995 and a fellow of the RBS in 2003. Took part in many group shows, solo exhibitions starting with International Arts Centre, 1975; others including Serpentine Gallery, 1986; Madeline Carter Fine Art in Boston, America, 1988; Angela Flowers/Flowers East from 1992; and Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, 1997.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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