Geoff Gibbons studied at the SA School of Art, and holds degrees from Adelaide and Flinders universities, and the University of SA.
He was awarded a national scholarship to research prints and drawings in the British Museum, London where he focused on the working proofs of Rembrandt’s etchings. He taught a major in printmaking and art history within TAFE award courses and later within the BVA program at the Adelaide Central School of Art where he was head of the faculty of art history & theory from 2011 – 2014. Geoff has presented conference research papers and published articles in art journals. Most recently he presented a new course, Studies in the History of Printmaking for the Adelaide Central School of Art.
In 2008 he helped establish the Bittondi Printmakers Association Inc, a not for profit association that operates an access workshop for artist printmakers at Aberfoyle Park. He has exhibited regularly with other Bittondi artists and runs workshops in copper plate etching. His printmaking practice has centred on etching, working with a range of images that relate to the presence of place and our relationship to the environment.
More recently he undertook artist residencies at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice and at the Guanlan Printmaking Base in southern China. In both residencies he responded to aspects of the local culture or to the history of visiting artists interactions with these sites. Both residencies enabled him to further his continuing interests in the history of printmaking within different cultural traditions.