Maddison Gibbs is a proud Gunu Baakandji woman who grew up in Dubbo, NSW. She currently lives and works between Sydney and Kandos, NSW. Both artist and activist, Maddison Gibbs practice examines dual histories – focusing on stories of past and present Aboriginal societies and spirit. A multidisciplinary artist, Gibbs works across a wide spectrum of cultural praxis, utilising many methods and ideologies. A current thematic of Gibbs’ work focuses on the intergenerational stories of contemporary Aboriginal affairs – with a focus on telling women’s narratives.
“My artworks are based on my culture, people and surroundings, they tell stories of past and present by using contemporary methods and ideologies. My works include political statements and educational information regarding Aboriginal issues, a subject which I am extremely passionate about. I use different mediums for my works including drawing, ceramics, printmaking and animation.”
Curated by Kelly McDonald and Althea Kuzman
image: Maddison Gibbs, The Host, 2022. Sculptural and acrylic paint installation. Salllvage (Rowan Savage), Janyang/Gawal (in my tongue), 2022. Multi-channel soundscape.Nura: Deep Listening exhibition, curated by Dennis Golding. Commissioned by Cement Fondu. Photo: Jessica Maurer.