16 Stoddart Street

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE2 1AN

Wed-Sun, 10am - 5pm

Mark Gibbs

Mark Gibbs

Part of the New Light Prize Exhibition 2020

Influenced by archaeology, Mark Gibbs' sculptures resemble ancient ritual artifacts. His work explores conflict particularly the World War I and Imperialism through the eyes of an imagined eco-shaman; modern history seen through deep time.

In 2014, Mark was commissioned to make a series of sculptures for the 'Art of Remembering' (Rheged Gallery), a touring exhibition exploring the contemporary significance of the first world war. This prompted his exploration of forgotten colonial campaigns in Africa and the Pacific, warnings from history about the dangers of unrestrained Capitalist competition, the antithesis of sustainability.

In 2016, Mark won the Cumbrian Open competition (Upfront Gallery) and in 2018-19 was included in Craft and Conflict (Highlights Contemporary Craft) and in the previous New Lights exhibition.