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.
three gelatin silver photographs
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.
Gift of the artist 1998
Not on display
© Viva Jillian Gibb