Farewell Geoff Gibbons

After 21 years of teaching at the School, one of our longest-standing academic staff members, Geoff Gibbons, has decided to take a break

Geoff has decided to take a break in order to travel, write, continue in his role as Chair of the Bittondi Printmakers Association, and focus on his own art practice.

During his time at the School, Geoff has undertaken a variety of roles and responsibilities. He has been a key member of the Art History & Theory Faculty, as a lecturer for Level 1 and 2 of the BVA, Head of Department from 2011 to 2014, and an important contributor to ongoing curriculum review and development.

He conducted two excursions to Melbourne with art history students; the first to visit a major exhibition of Turner’s work, contemporary art galleries and a foundry to see lost wax casting, and the second to see the Mad Square exhibition of modern art from the Weimar years in Germany at the NGV. Geoff has also served on both the Academic Committee and Academic Board, and ran a popular elective in printmaking at the School’s previous campus in Norwood.

We would like to thank Geoff for his invaluable contribution to the School. His dedication to teaching and to the culture of our School will have a lasting impact. While he will be very much missed, Geoff will continue to be a part of the School’s community. We wish him all the very best.