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Keith Gibbons MA.RCA.

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Sculptor Keith Gibbons MA.RCA.
Keith Gibbons

About Keith Gibbons

Keith Gibbons, trained originally as a designer, has always been a maker in the three dimensional visual world, producing sculpture, furniture, and interiors, and utilising most materials and media.

Exhibition History of Keith Gibbons

Keith Gibbons`s Exhibitions
All of Keiths sculpture exhibits were in his formative years at the end of his college education and shortly after:

Young Contemporaries at the Tate - 1965.

Young Contemporaries Exhibition - Whitechapel Gallery - 1966.

Northern Young Contemporaries (touring) - 1967.

John Moores Liverpool Exhibition - Walker Art Gallery - 1967.

Art Through Furniture - Ikon Gallery - 1973.

Manchester City Art Gallery permanent collection - 1983.

Biography / CV of Keith Gibbons

Keith Gibbons`s Personal Statement
I started my young life going to the usual selection of schools in the outer suburbs of London, before trundling along the A40 to High Wycombe College of Art and Technology, as it was then, to do a pre-diploma course, and then onto the furniture course at the same college. I didn?t make much furniture at High Wycombe, but I did produce some sculpture for John Moores Exhibition at the Walker Gallery in Liverpool, (Hockney won that year), the Young Contemporaries at the Tate and at the Whitechapel Gallery and the Northern Young Contemporaries.
Deciding that I didn`t want to work yet, I applied to the Royal College of Art to continue furniture studies, where I also didn`t make much furniture. When I left the RCA in ?72 I was overwhelmed by my choices.
After what is euphemistically called a gap year, I rented an old piano shop near Wandsworth Bridge, and opened BRUMAS where I sold furniture, paintings, prints and jewellery. I produced various interior accessories with airbrushed designs, which I continued after closing the shop.
I went on to produce further interior accessories, clocks, lamps, ceramics, under the name PRODUCTS which was based at a workshop in Clerkenwell. These pieces increased in size and I made various large items of furniture.

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Keith Gibbons

Keith Gibbons`s Acquisitions
I now work in Wiltshire, designing and making all types of furniture ? freestanding, fitted, some furniture for schools some for private customers.

Qualifications / Education of Keith Gibbons

Dip.AD. Three dimensional design at High Wycombe College, Buckinghamshire.

MA.RCA. Furniture design at the Royal College of Art, London.

Price Range of Work

Keith Gibbons's work has a price range of around £15,834

Mediums utilised

Keith Gibbons's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Keith Gibbons's work is found in the following categories on site:
Reptiles Sculptures and Amphibian Sculptures
Humorous Witty Amusing Lighthearted Fun Jolly Whimsical Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines
BUTTERFLIES and Moths and Dragonflies Sculptures Statues Carvings
Installation Sculpture
Outsize, Very Big, Extra Large and Massive Sculptures
Construction Abstract Sculpture Statues
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"The problem of contemporary sculpture and the garden is one which has rankled in my mind for years. It is usually resolved through a process of inversion-that is turning it into sculpture in the garden as against garden sculpture. By that I mean the sculptor takes over the garden as an open exhibition gallery, of which the focus is their creation, to which the world of nature merely provides the frame.The Idea that sculpture is a contributory element to an overall'mise en scene',in which, sometimes its role may be incedental rather than central, has been lost.In this we have seen the betrayall of the great tradition of garden sculpture, one which was unashamed at being decorative or delightful."
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