Drawing is about hope
Working across mediums, Bonnie Gibbons’s playful work reflects her ongoing explorations of surface, pattern and light. Originally trained as a knitwear designer, texture and layers are integral to her handwriting.
From a van shaped studio, Bonnie Gibbons enjoys the process of observing and absorbing her surroundings; looking at things from the floor, and then straight up into the sky, the ground leading into a great expanse of nothing. For Bonnie, art is about hope and chaos - often optimistic, sometimes uneasy. Plants are as pleased for the rain as they are for the sun, and a storm is beautiful because within grey skies there are hidden reds, yellows, blues.
Bonnie Gibbons has exhibited art in London, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. As a designer, she has created textiles and surfaces that have been sold in the US & Europe, and been exhibited at international trade shows such as Premiere Vision & Pitti Immagine Filati.
Parliament Hill Lido, Hampstead, London, 2024
The Turner House, Penarth, Wales, 2023
Summer Exhibition, Picture, Hammersmith, London, 2023
Spring Salon, Candid Gallery, Islington, London, 2023
Summer Exhibition, Townhouse Spitalfields, London, 2021
This is Ealing, Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery, Ealing, London, 2021
Yet to Arrive, Cre8 Gallery, Hackney, London, 2013
Art & Design Foundation Show, Oxford Brookes School of Art, Oxford, 2012
Spring Exhibition, Cockharbour Gallery, Evesham, Cotswolds, 2011
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BA (hons) Fashion Design | Kingston School of Art
Fashion Drawing Short Course | Central Saint Martins
Art and Design Foundation | Oxford Brookes University
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CARDS/PRINTS- visit the print shop for limited edition giclee prints and cards.
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COMMISSION - find examples of bespoke work and commissioned projects here.
LEARNing/outreach - read more about my teaching practice here.
fundraising - I am proud to have been able to use my scribbles to fundraise for & donate to Samaritans, Choose Love and The Red Cross, as well as for museums, schools and LGBTQIA+ causes. If you have a fundraising project or campaign you would like to discuss, do not hesitate to get in touch.
ART IS FOR EVERYONE
*A note on education
I was very lucky to go to a state school that prioritised its art department, and then to get a further education that allowed me to meet inspiring designers, teachers, craftspeople & artists.
This is not the only route. Art is for everyone, regardless of education, background or anything else.
If you have a desire to make art, you are an artist.