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Past Sales

Gary McDonald As Norman Gunston
#4 Turquoise (Flag Series)
Flag Painting Violet

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Sold 29 works for
Works on Paper
Sold 4 works for

Where to buy or sell art works by Tom Gibbons

Auction Houses

GFL Fine Art
Sold 30 works for
McKenzies Auctioneers
Sold 1 works for
Sold 2 works for

Born in Salford, England, Tom Gibbons trained at the Royal College of Art in London and moved to Perth in 1955. As well as an artist he was a literary scholar and excelled in both disciplines of literature and visual art. Positions held during his career included adjunct professor in the School of Art at Curtin University of Technology and senior lecturer in English at the University of Western Australia. He founded the 'Perth Group' in 1957 with Robert Juniper, Guy Grey-Smith and Brian McKay and the other modernist artists which challenged conservative artistic boundaries in their art shows. In the 1960s he contributed reviews to The Criticand held about 12 solo exhibitions in Perth. The Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery at the University of Western Australia held a retrospective exhibition of his work in 1998. Tom Gibbons died in Perth in 2012.

The earliest auction listing we have for Tom Gibbons is in 1992 and in total 44 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 33 (75%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $4,313 for Flag Painting #3 Pale Blue sold by GFL Fine Art in May 2017. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2022. Works by Tom Gibbons are held by the Art Gallery of Western Australia and National Gallery of Australia.

Tom Gibbons is listed in the following standard biographical references:

  • McCulloch, Alan McCulloch, Susan McCulloch, Emily McCulloch-Childs. The New McCulloch's Encyclopedia of Australian Art. 4th Edition, Aus Art Melbourne & The Miegunyah Press, 2006. Page 457
  • Germaine, Max. Artists and Galleries of Australia, Volumes 1 & 2, Third Edition. Craftsman Press, Sydney, 1990. Page 247
  • Australian Prints + Printmaking, a database listing printmaking artists from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific region based on the print collection of the National Gallery of Australia.

Artists' Resale Royalty

Could the second and subsequent works by this artist sold after June 9, 2010 for over $1,000 be liable for the Artists' Resale Royalty? More info…

Yes, eligible, subject to the artist satisfying the residency test. The artist is alive or has been deceased for less than 70 years. Contact the Copyright Agency for information on the residency test.

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