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An image of Windows, Woolloomooloo by Viva Jillian Gibb An image of Windows, Woolloomooloo by Viva Jillian Gibb An image of Windows, Woolloomooloo by Viva Jillian Gibb

Viva Jillian Gibb

(Australia 1945 – )

Title
Windows, Woolloomooloo
Year
1976-1978
Media category
Photograph
Materials used
three gelatin silver photographs
Dimensions

a - photograph; 12.3 x 11.9 cm; image

a - photograph; 21.4 x 16.5 cm; sheet

b - photograph; 12.3 x 12.2 cm; image

b - photograph; 21.5 x 16.5 cm; sheet

c - photograph; 12.3 x 11.9 cm; image

c - photograph; 21.5 x 16.5 cm; sheet

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of the artist 1998
Accession number
377.1998.a-c
Copyright
© Viva Jillian Gibb
Location
Not on display
Further information

Viva Jillian Gibb's photographs centre on social concerns revealing her interest in environmental issues and the avocation of human dignity and equality. After studying painting and printmaking at the National Gallery Art School of Victoria 1965-1968 (now the Victorian College of the Arts) and working in photography, Gibb held her first solo exhibition of photographs, 'One Year's Work', at the National Gallery of Victoria in 1979. She travelled to South Africa to document the injustices and discrimination associated with Apartheid and spent time photographing the elderly, children and migrants in Melbourne. This photographic series of broken windows in Woolloomooloo is perhaps a response to the massive commercial redevelopment that was planned for the Woolloomooloo area in the early 1970s and the efforts of organised interest groups to offset these plans by maintaining areas of low income housing.

Bibliography (2)

Michael Wardell, My city of Sydney, Sydney, 2000. no catalogue numbers

Natasha Bullock, Australian postwar photodocumentary, Sydney, 2004. no catalogue numbers

Exhibition history (2)

My city of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 02 Sep 2000–22 Oct 2000

Australian postwar photodocumentary, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 Jun 2004–08 Aug 2004