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about-place / about-face

Caloundra Regional Gallery

11 May - 16 June 2024.

 Working from the assumption that our perspective and understanding of ‘natural place’ is imbued with our own lived experience, Joolie is one of 16 artists who have produced artworks ranging from painting, photography, digital animation, video, sculpture, moving image installation and collaborative works that examine the idea that when we look at a place, we inevitably look in a mirror at ourselves.


Walking in Time, 2024. (Detail) Medium: Botanical inks on 300gsm Arches. (Gympie messmate, Iron bark, Red kamala, Mistletoe, Spotted gum.)

 Dimensions: 160cm  x 130cm.


Press Gang: Pressed Into Place

Noosa Regional Gallery

24 February - 14 April 2024.

 Noosa-based printmaking collective, Press Gang, of which Joolie is a member, embrace a shared way of working to explore the subject of the Region’s natural environments in their exhibition, Pressed Into Place. Varied in scale and technique, this collection of works reveals the common attributes and nuanced detail of both the landscape they have turned their attention to and the methodology used to capture it.


The Trees Have Spoken, 2024. (Detail) Medium: Linocut Print. Dimensions: 80cm x 180cm


Meet The Bells: A Wallum Journey - Joolie Gibbs

Gatakers Artspace, Maryborough 

21 April - 4 June 2023.

 This solo exhibition showcases large and small 2D works depicting the Wallum environment in particular its wildflowers, focusing on Joolie’s technical drawing ability.


Meet The Bells, 2021. (Detail) Medium: Botanical inks on 300gsm Arches paper (Eucalypt, Iron Bark, Red Kamala, Mangrove, Bunya, Gympie Messmate) Dimensions: 150cm x 135cm

Highly Commended - Clayton Utz Art Award 2023


22.96 | receding

Gympie Regional Gallery 

14 February - 15 April 2023.

 A multi-faceted exhibition commemorating the anniversary of the Gympie floods, February 2022. 

Utilising earth mediums connected with the Mary River, Miriam Innes and Joolie Gibbs chronicle the urban and natural environment in both the immediate and understated. Filmmaker Leeroy Todd focuses on the human element.


In and Out of Control 2022. (Detail)
Medium: Botanical inks on 300gsm Arches paper 

(Gympie Messmate, Red Kamala, Eucalyptus, Iron Bark and flood mud)
Dimensions: 900cm x 130cm


22.96 | receding

Gympie Regional Gallery 

14 February - 15 April 2023.

 Joolie has included works on paper, handmade paper from found debris, a stop motion video and a large concertina printed book in this multi-faceted exhibiiton.


Water Hyacinth 2022. (Detail)
Medium: Handmade paper from Mary River flood debris, wire, mixed fibres, sisal.

Dimensions: 300cm x 300cm


More Than The Sum Of Its Parts

Noosa Regional Gallery 

4 February - 6 April 2023.

 Robur 1 is one of two works Joolie is exhibiting.
More Than The Sum Of Its Parts brings together an ambitiously scaled ensemble of works to recreate the vast and varied ecosystem that is the Noosa natural environment. A salon hang of breathtaking proportions, in an installation that seeks to give a unique perspective on this special place. 


Robur 1, 2022. (Detail)
Medium: Botanical inks on 300gsm Arches paper 
Dimensions: 48cm x 76.5cm

Robur 1

2022 Du Rietz Art Awards

Gympie Regional Gallery 

14 July - 26 August 2022.

Joolie's work Meet The Bells is a finalist and Winner of People's Choice Award in the 4th Du Rietz Art Awards, the annual Gympie Regional Gallery art awards honouring the architect of the  historical School of Arts building where the Gallery is housed.


Meet The Bells, 2021. 
Medium: Botanical inks on 300gsm Arches paper (Eucalypt, Iron Bark, Red Kamala, Mangrove, Bunya, Gympie Messmate)
Dimensions: 150cm x 135cm

Meet The Bells

The Doyles Art Award 2022
Mudgeeraba Memorial Hall

Exhibition 22 June - 3 July 2022.

Wallum Landscape #2 is a finalist in the Doyles Art Award 2022.  The Doyles Art Award honours d’Arcy Doyle, one of Australia’s most well known artists, from Mudgeeraba, Qld. The annual exhibition has become a national icon, showcasing landscape artists across Australia. 

Wallum Landscape #2  (Detail)
Medium: Local botanical inks on Arches paper, 2022. Dimensions: 57 x 0 x 130 cm


Wildflowering by Design

(Wild/flower Women IV)
Hervey Bay Regional Gallery, April - May 2022. 

An exploration of contemporary responses to botanical and wildflower heritage with female artists creating new work across the art and design spectrum.

Touring exhibition 2023 - 2024

Wildflower Women III

Women Walking Country
Gympie Regional Gallery, 8 Oct - 28 Nov 2020. 

Impermanence, (detail only) Full size work is 110cm x 400cm. Mangrove, eucalyptus bark ink, resin, iron and bleach on paper. 2020.

Wallum 3

Queensland Regional Art Awards
Jan – Dec 2022 – Touring Queensland

Wallum 3 is a finalist in the Queensland Regional Art Awards 2021. Coinciding this year with Flying Arts’ 50th year anniversary, half a century of connecting artists, educators and communities.
To celebrate this milestone the theme for 2021 is 'Paint The Town'. 

Wallum 3

Medium: Local botanical inks on Arches paper, 2021
Dimensions: 76 x 0 x 56.5 cm