Elected to the Society 2017
Mark Gibbs intertwines nature with history; his artworks are a meditation on the fragility of life, and the tragedy of obsolete power.
His animals are made from thousands of wire stands, while the bird sculptures are made feather by feather from newspaper or combine raku ceramic with mixed media. The horseman and vessel series explore the contemporary significance of the First World War.
Mark is actively involved with Arts Education, delivering hundreds of workshops and managing the Arts programme of Carlisle Youth Zone.
- Winning the 2020 Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Prize exhibition
- New Lights Prize exhibitions 2018 and 2020
- The Highlights Contemporary Craft Tour 2018, Craft and Conflict
- Winning the 2016 Cumbrian Open at the Upfront Gallery
- Shortlisted 5 times for the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year.