I am a Sydney-based artist and writer and have exhibited work throughout Australia and overseas and have been the recipient of multiple grants including a Samstag International Visual Art Scholarship. My work has benefitted from residencies at Artspace and NSW Ministry of the Arts Gunnery studios, Stone Villa studio, Bundanon and the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. In 2015 I was a co-founder and co-organiser of Affiliated Text, a year-long, gallery project of text-based exhibitions which explored aspects of language and its visual forms.
My artworks use techniques from fiction, criticism and visual poetry, to produce essay-like installations that make use of the elastic, fraught and comic conversation between language and images. My text-based work over the past decade has been a response to the way digital technology is altering understandings and relationships to the material world. Much of my work has been concerned with the implications, fears and desires for a dematerialised existence.
Group exhibition, I’ve Never Seen the Sky Like That Before at Southwest Contemporary, Adelaide from September 2020. Curated by Bronia Iwanczak. http://www.southwestcontemporary.com.au
My 2019 ephemeral Instagram series Desperate Algorithms is now visible on this website.
Recent Exhibitions: Non Objective Writing, group show, Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Darwin, organised by Sydney Non Objective (SNO), 2018
‘Language as a life form’ by Anna Gibbs was published in Animism in art and performance (ed by Christopher Braddock, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), on conceptual writing and my installation Like a structured language.
Awarded a two-month residency at the Art Gallery of NSW’s Moya Dyring Memorial Studio, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, with the assistance of a NSW Artists’ Grant, National Association of the Visual Arts, 2017.