Joolie Gibbs is an Australian artist who finds inspiration in everyday people and the places that she lives and works in. Her message is environmental, with a desire to be part of the solution rather than the problem - starting with her own backyard. Born and raised in the Wide Bay area and a resident of Gympie for over 30 years, Joolie is an active advocate for the preservation of the Mary Valley and adjacent wallum country. Her detailed and meticulous approach to every aspect of the production of her work is a reflection of the passion and research that inspires each piece.
Joolie in her home studio surrounded by the beautiful wallum bushland that inspires her art and provides the raw material for her inks. Captured working on a piece titled 'Aemula' using botanical inks (Bunya, Gympie Messmate, Red Kamala, Eucalyptus, Iron Bark) on Arches paper 2000mm x 1200mm .
“I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia on which I have made this work and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. I pay my respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.” – Joolie Gibbs