25 Dec 1903 - 02 Nov 1969
Gladys Gibbons studied design (which included linocutting as an exercise in simplification) at Julian Ashton's Sydney Art School under Thea Proctor, who became a lifelong friend. Gibbons exhibited her linocuts throughout the 1920s and 30s, later pursuing a career as an art teacher at secondary schools in Sydney and Melbourne.
linocut, printed in black ink on thin ivory laid tissue
from unknown edition
26.2 x 23.5 cm blockmark (irreg.); 29.9 x 26 cm sheet (irreg.)
Signature & date
Signed l.r., pencil "Gladys Gibbons." Not dated.
Gift of George Soutter and John Yu 2008
Not on display
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Contemporary Group, Farmer's Blaxland Gallery, Sydney, 24 Oct 1933–04 Nov 1933
Modern impressions; Australian prints from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 02 Sep 2016–Jan 2017
Referenced in 2 publications
Helen Campbell, Colour, rhythm, design: wood & lino cuts of the 20s & 30s, 'Introduction', pg. 2, Sydney, 2010, 12 (colour illus.).
Macquarie Galleries, (Contemporary Group Exhibition), Sydney, 1933, (illus.). NOTE: this is not the AGNSW impression.