John Gibbons



Aidan Dunne

Larry Poons and John Gibbons: An unusual pairing that works.

The master of American modern painting and sculptor have little in common, except spirit. 

‘Surface & Light: John Gibbons and Larry Poons’, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin, The Irish Times, 21st. May,  2019.

John P O’Sullivan

‘Surface & Light’, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin, The Sunday Times, 19th. May,  2019.


Karen Wilkin


Catalogue introduction:

Surface & Light: John Gibbons and Larry Poons, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin.



Brian McAvera      

‘Doing Is Thinking’

A conversation with John Gibbons

Sculpture, November 2018 Vol. 37 No. 9.

PP 46 - 51.



Luke Naessens
Icons for Moderns
John Gibbons: The Messengers’, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland,
Irish Arts Review, Summer, (June – August 2017) Volume 34, No 2, pp 248 - 251.

John P O’Sullivan                                                               
Art: Our Choice John Gibbons: The Messengers’, Hillsboro Fine Art,Dublin, Ireland. The Sunday Times, May 28th. 2017, Review.  


Brian McAvera                                                                               
‘The RUA Annual 2016’, Ulster Museum, Belfast, Irish Arts Review Winter (December 2016 - February 2017), volume 33 number 4, pp 452.


John P O’Sullivan
‘Two Birds/One Stone’, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin, The Sunday Times, 3rd. July 2016

Aidan Dunne
‘Two Birds/One Stone’, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin, Irish Times, June 28th. 2016

Carissa Farrell                                                
'Two Birds/One Stone', Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin, Irish Arts Review, Summer, (June - August 2016) Volume 33, No 2, PP 226 - 229.


Making It: Sculpture in Britain, 1977 - 1986            
Curated by Natalie Rudd and Jon Wood.Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park: 2015,Mead Gallery, University of Warwick: 2015,Edinburgh Art Centre: 2016
Published in 2015 by Hayward Publishing, Southbank Centre, PP 10,15,72,73,135. ISBN 978 1 85332 329 4

Alexander Glover
Construction Industry: Contemporary Assemblage, Construction and Relief, APT Gallery, London. Studio International, 01/09/2015


Rod Mengham                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Review of ‘Art and Architecture of Ireland',                         

'Sculpture 1600 - 2000,Volume III’, Paula Murphy (editor), Irish Arts Review, Books, Winter,(November 2014 – February 2015) Volume 31, No 4, pp137.                                                    
Art and Architecture of Ireland, (in five volumes), General Editor:  Andrew Carpenter, 
Volume III, Sculpture 1600 - 2000, Editor: Paula Murphy Published for the Royal Irish Academy and The Paul Mellon  Centre by Yale University Press, Dublin, New Haven, London.
 PP 137 - 139 Text: ‘John Gibbons’ by Jon Wood, 
 PP 500 - 501, Text: ‘Portrait Sculpture’ by Paula Murphy
 ISBN: 978-0-300-17921-7 (V.3)

Aidan Dunne
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        GIBBONS/WALKER/WARREN, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland. Irish Times, September 9th. 2014.                                                                                                      

Rod Mengham                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ‘The Understory’, Corrupt Press, ISBN:979-10-90394-47-6, PP 9,         
Front & Back covers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Irish Arts Review, Autumn, (September - November 2014) Vol. 31. No 3, Exhibitions, Dublin, Three Sculptors, PP24                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Irish Arts Review, Summer ( June - August 2014) PP 34.


Rod Mengham
‘Five Portraits for John Gibbons’ , Bell Book, Wide Range Chapbooks, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge, Series Editor: John Kinsella.


Karen Wilkin
Feature, ‘John Gibbons Abstraction and Being Human’, Sculpture, November 2011, Vol. 30 No. 9, PP 36 – 41.                                                                                                                                            

Rod Mengham
Rod Mengham prose poems, ‘Five Portraits for John Gibbons’, Blackbox Manifold, Issue 6 (March 2011). ‘John Gibbons Portraits’, National Portrait Gallery, London.

Della Gooden



Paul Moorhouse
Text, ‘Listen with your eyes – The sculpture of John Gibbons’, ‘John Gibbons Light/Listen’, Selected Sculpture 1991-2010, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland. PP 5-10.
ISBN: 978-0-9564950-0-6

Rod Mengham
‘In Conversation … The artist in conversation with Rod Mengham’, ‘John Gibbons Light/Listen’, Selected Sculpture 1991-2010, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland. PP 13-19.
ISBN: 978-0-9564950-0-6

Aidan Dunne
‘Surface where inside and outside meet’, review of ‘John Gibbons Light/Listen’, Selected Sculpture 1991-2010, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin, Irish Times, March 24th. 2010.

Sinead Ni Mhaonaigh
TV interview, TG4, Imeall, 23.30, 21st. April 2010, ‘John Gibbons Light/Listen’, Selected Sculpture 1991-2010, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin.

Mary Read
‘John Gibbons: Bringing Abstraction to a Head’, Review: ‘John Gibbons Portraits’, National Portrait Gallery, London, Canadian Art, 29th. April, 2010.

Aidan Dunne
‘Light/Listen’, review of ‘John Gibbons Light/Listen’, Selected Sculpture 1991-2010, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin, The Ticket, Irish Times, March 19th. 2010.


Brian Mc Avera
Review of catalogue, ‘Mapping Form: Drawing & Sculpture’, Irish Arts Review, Catalogues, Winter, (November 2009 – Febuary2010), pp140.

Rod Mengham 
Text, ‘Feeling For Tremors: The Drawings Of John Gibbons’, ‘John Gibbons The Mayo Drawings’, Jesus College, Cambridge.

Nancy Ireson
‘Sculpture in the face of Convention”, Review: ‘John Gibbons Portraits’, National Portrait Gallery, London, Irish Arts Review, Winter (November 2009 – Febuary2010), pp72 – 75.

Paul Moorhouse
'John Gibbons Portraits', National Portrait Gallery, London, Face to Face, Authumn 2009

Deirdre Falvey
‘Eight Irish artists are elected to Aosdána’, Irish Times, Thursday, May 7th, 2009, pp3

Allison Bray
‘Award-winning writer is elected to elite arts body’, Irish Independent, Thursday, May 7th, 2009, pp 4

Rod Mengham 
Catalogue Interview: ‘Mapping Form Drawing & Sculpture’, Macroom Town Hall Gallery, Macroom, Co. Cork, Ireland, 7 images reproduced.ISBN 978-0-9556528-1-3

Patrick T. Murphy
‘Drawing on Sculpture’, Review: ‘Mapping Form Drawing & Sculpture’, Macroom Town Hall Gallery, Macroom, Co. Cork, Ireland, Irish Arts Review, Summer 2009, 25th. Anniversary Edition, pp 74 – 75.

Gemma Tipton
‘Work on paper adds extra dimension to sculptural shapes’, Review: ‘Mapping Form Drawing & Sculpture’, Macroom Town Hall Gallery, Macroom, Co. Cork, Ireland, The Irish Times, The Arts, Friday, July 17, 2009, pp16.

Marc O’Sullivan
‘Four artists very much on form’, Review: ‘Mapping ForDrawing & Sculpture’, Macroom Town Hall Gallery, Macroom, Co. Cork,Ireland, Irish Examiner, Arts, Wednesday, July 22, 2009, pp16.


Sara Newman & Arifa Akbar
‘Art and Agnosticism’, Review, ‘Light’, Winchester Cathedral, The Independent, Thursday, 3rd.May, 2007, pp 16 &17.

Charlotte Higgins 
‘Memento Mori’, Review, ‘Light’, Winchester Cathedral, The Guardian, Thursday, 3rd.May, 2007, pp13.,,2070933,00.html

Andrew Mead 
Review, ‘Light’, Winchester Cathedral, Critics Choice, The Architects Journal, 26.04.07, pp 49.

The Guardian 
‘Rummage – Sculptors’ Drawing’, The Winchester Gallery, Winchester, The Guardian Guide, Exhibition Listings (South), Saturday, 5th & 12th. May 2007.

Paul Bayley 
Review ‘Light’, Winchester Cathedral, Art and Christianity 51, July, 2007, pp9 & 10. 
ISSN 1746-6229

Rod Mengham 
Catalogue Text: ‘Light’: A Total Installation’,pp 3-5,‘Light’, Winchester Cathedral, 2007, pp12, 1 image reproduced, pp 7. 
ISBN 978-0-903346-37-5.

Stephanie Cripps, Amy Puttman, James Tregaskes & Kate Simms 
Catalogue Text: Cass Sculpture Foundation 2004-2007, pp 80,137 &138, 1 Image reproduced, pp 81. ISBN 978-0 -9537794-5-1 

Rod Mengham 
Catalogue Text: ‘Sculpture in the Close 2007’, Jesus College, Cambridge, pp 9, 2 Images reproduced, pp 8 &10.
ISBN 0 9529665 4 9.


Pilar Dolz 
‘John Gibbons: Emocions Cosificades’, Review, John Gibbons, Canem Galeria, Castello, Spain, Bonart, num. 85, Nov. 2006, pp 43.

Antonio Gasco 
‘Macrocosmos y microcosmos’, Review, John Gibbons, Canes Galeria, Levante el Mercantile Valenciano, 3rd. Nov. 2006, pp 7.

Tom Phillips 
Catalogue Introduction: ‘Royal Academy Illustrated 2006’, 6-19, 1 imaged reproduced, pp 29.


Anna Elliott 
Pamphlet Text, ‘North, South, East and West, John Gibbons: New Work’, Sculpture in the Workplace, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London.

Guy Portelli 
Editor:‘Modern British Sculpture’, published in the USA by Schiffer Publications Ltd, text, ‘From Form To Metaphor: John Gibbons’ Sculpture’, by Paul Moorhouse, pp 199,first published in ‘John Gibbons, Form & Content’, Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge, 1996. ISBN 0 907074 62, 7 Images reproduced, pp 198 – 200.ISBN: 0-7643-2111-0

Andrew Graham-Dixon 
Interviewed for BBC4; ‘Sir Anthony Caro talks to Andrew Graham-Dixon’, Anthony Caro,Tate Retrospective, Tuesday 25th January 2005, 19 – 19.30 hrs.

Robert Heller 
Catalogue Text, ‘Angela Flowers Gallery, 35th Anniversary Exhibition’, 2005, pp 5, 26 & 27,
ISBN 1 902945 49 2.

Debra Killalea
‘North, South, East and West, John Gibbons: New Work,’ The Wharf, 27th January 2005, pp

Andrew Mead 
Review, ‘John Gibbons: New Work,’ Canary Wharf, The Architects Journal, 17 | 02 | 05, 2005, pp 52. 

Lizzy Le Quesne Review, ‘John Gibbons: New Work’, Canary Wharf, Restate: Private View, State of Art, Summer 2005, pp21.

Karen Wilkin 
Review, ‘John Gibbons: New Work’, Canary Wharf: At the Galleries In Winter, The Hudson Review, Vol. LVIII, Number 1, Spring 2005, pp118 & 119.

Rod Mengham 
Catalogue text, ‘Sculpture in the Close 2005’, Jesus College, University of Cambridge, pp. 6&7, ISBN 0 9529665 2 2.

Andrew Mead 
Review, ‘Sculpture in the Close 2005’, Critics Choice, The Architects Journal, 21.07.0

Caoimhin Mac Giolla Leith
Catalogue text, ‘John Gibbons and Charles Tyrrell: A Dialogue’, Taylor Galleries, Dublin,
ISBN 0-9551415-0-8.

Aidan Dunne 
‘Keeping pace in a shared space’, Review, ‘John Gibbons Charles Tyrrell’ , Taylor Galleries,
Dublin, The Irish Times, Wednesday, 5th. Oct. 2005, pp 14.

Natalie Rudd 
Report: ‘Sculpture in the Age of Aquarius: 1970s Sculpture in the Arts Councils Collection’, Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Henry Moore Institute, Newsletter February/March 2006, Issue No 64.

Antonio Gasco 
‘El objeto se vuelve signo’, Review, ‘Made in UK’, Galleria Canem, Castello, Spain, Diario 
Levante E.M.V. 18th.Nov. 2005, pp 6.


Karen Wilkin 
‘The Body Disembodied: New Directions in Modernist Sculpture’, Review, Sculpture, 
October 2004, vol 23 no 8, pp 38-43.

Ann Elliott 
Catalogue text: ‘Tom Bendham: Collector’, Contemporary Art Society Exhibition, Ben Uri
Gallery, The London Jewish Museum of Art, London – pp 11, 12 & 36.

Tim Marlow 
‘Symphony in Steel’, RA Magazine, Winter


Susan-Marie Best 
‘Thinking Big,’ Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy, Frieze, Issue 74, April 2003,
pp 100.

Jessica Lack 
‘John Gibbons’, Preview; exhibitions: The Guide Saturday 21st June – 27th June 2003, pp 35, The Guardian 21st June 2003.

Matthew Cheeseman 
‘The Post-Industrial Landscape,’ catalogue text pp 20, 25, The Czech Museum of Fine Arts

Lizzy Le Quesne
Post-Industrial Prophets, six artists find a terrible beauty in the modern world, The Prague Post,, November6th.

Alan Windsor
Editor, British Sculptors of the Twentieth Century, pp 76, Ashgate Publishing Ltd, ISBN 1 85928 4566

Mary Reid
New Directions in Modernist Sculpture, ArtCity Magazine, Fall 2003 pp 14, 15


'Post Industrial Landscape', Czech Museum of Fine Arts, Prague, 2nd October 2003, pp 52.

Art and Antiques
'Post Industrial Landscape', review pp 96, October 2003,

Jiri Machalicky
'Industrial Landscape in Work of English Artists', review of 'Post Industrial Landscapes', Czech Museum of Fine Arts, Prague, Lidove Noviny, Prague, 16th October 2003.             

Lidov Noviny

‘Post Industrial Landscape’, Prague, 16th October 2003.

'Post Industrial Landscape', Czech Museum of Fine Arts, Prague, 6th October 2003.

Anne Lemhöfe
'Revealing Broken Beauty,' review, Post Industrial Landscape, Czech Museum of Fine Arts, Prague Zeitung, 16th October 2003.

Magdalena Cechlovska
'Sad Landscape with Types,' review 'Post Industrial Landscape' Czech Museum of Fine Arts, Prague, Hospodarske Noviny 23rd October 2003,

'The Beauty and Ugliness of Civilization', Post Industrial Landscape', Czech Museum of Fine Arts, Prague, 23rd October ', 2003.

Richard Drury
'Post Industrial Landscape', review Atelier issue 23, October 2003, Prague, pp 5.

Radan Wagner
'Post Industrial Landscape', review Time In, November 2003, Prague.

'Post Industrial Landscape,' review 7th November 2003, Prague.

Ceskobudejovicke Listy
'Western Artists Engage with Major Themes in Prague,' review 25th November 2003.

Lidove Novin
'Post Industrial Landscape,' 4th October 2003, Prague


Ann Elliot
A Vision for Twenty-First Century British Sculpture. Pp. 136- 139, 354, 355, Sculpture at Goodwood, ISBN 0-9537794-2-4

Rod Mengham
'British Sculpture: – An Open Book' – catalogue Introduction 'Thinking Big Concepts for Twenty-First Century British Sculpture' 'Peggy Guggenheim Collection', Venice, Italy. Pp. 04, 23 (5 pages) ISBN 0-9537794-3-2                                                                          

The Frame

“ Thinking Big”

Film, Meridian Broadcasting Ltd, Narrated by Tim Marlow.

Lynn Mac Ritchie

Best of the British, Financial Times, September 28, 2002.


Sally O'Reilly
Time Out reviews, October 9-16, pp. 59 Review of 'East Two' Flowers East Gallery.

John Logan
Catalogue Text, New Additions 2002, Bourn Vincent Gallery, The National Self-Portrait Collection of Ireland, pp 5, University of Limerick, Ireland.

Piri Halas
'Modernist Sculpture: Into the Light,' NYARTS 2002,….


Mumbai Newshine
'Insideout,' Art Beat, Wednesday 14th February 2001 pp. 7

Kushairani Gulab
'Raw Power' Bombay Times, Times of India, Tuesday, 20th,,February, 2001, pp. 9

British Council
Working with Steel, British Council Newsletter, March 2001, Mumbi, pp.3

Bhakti Chuganee
'Artworks in Steel,' Business India, 5th - 18th March 2001, pp. 175-176

Sonali Velinker
'Steel Life,' Midday, Wednesday 7th March 2001, pp. 2

Nandini Raghavendra
'Getting the Coporates Bitten by the Art Bug,' Economic Times, Sunday 11th March 2001

The Sunday Times of India
'The Review', 11th March 2001

Natasha Israni
'Factory Produce,' Metroscape, 14th March 2001 

Nisha Sharda
'Steel the Show,' The Asian Age, 14th March 2001 

Nisha Jamwal
'A Steel of a Show,' Mumbai NewsLine, Wednesday 21st March


Patrick J. Bracken& Patrick O'Sullivan
The Invisibility of Irish Migrants in British Health Research, Irish Studies Review, Vol 9, No 1, 2001 ISSN, 0967-0882 print/1469-9303 online/01/010041-11© 2001 Taylor and Francis Ltd. Vol: 10.1080/09670880020032681, pp.43, 45

Charlie Ayres
Previews, Art Review Magazine 2001 Vol LIII pp. 28, 29 'John Gibbons,' Flowers Central

Meher Pestonji
When a Steel Plant Becomes a Studio, Art India Vol 6 Issue 2, Quarter 2, 2001, pp82, 83

Jasmine Shah Varna
N.G.M.A's 'Ideas and Images' The list midday, 14th August pp. 3

Bhishan Mansukham
'Who Owns Nariman Point Ramp and Lands End?' Bombay Times

Yogesh Naik
'Do you want this at Nariman Point?' Midday, 3rd October 2001 pp. 10

Ranjit Hoskote
'Steel Works,' catalogue introduction, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India.

Ranjit Hoskote
Four weeks in a factory, 'Steelworks', The Hindu, Magazine, Sunday, Nov, 18, 2001,


Zuleika Dobson
'Sculpture and the Divine,' Exhibition guide, Winchester Cathedral 2000

David Coombs
'Sculpture and the Divine' Art Newsletter on line, pp4

Hampshire Chronicle
Divine Setting for Sculpture, ' Sculpture and the Divine'Winchester Cathedral 28th July 2000

Andrew White
'It's just simply divine', ' Sculpture and the Divine' Winchester Cathedral, The Daily Echo July 21st 2000

Charlotte Smith
'Sculpture so divine in Cathedral setting' , ' Sculpture and the Divine', Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire Cathedral Aug 11th, 2000

Vera Ryan
The Cork Examiner, 11th July 2000, profile, JOHN GIBBONS ' A sculptor who give steel a huge breath of fresh air '

Brian Mc Avera
Sculpture, Sept.2000 vol 19 no. 7 pp73,74. review , '0044' Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast

Mark Ewart
Circa 93 Autumn 2000 , pp 45,46 review , '0044' Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork

Vera Ryan
Millennium Art and Christianity exhibition, West Cork Art Centre, catalogue text pp4

Aidan Dunne
The Irish Times, Art 2000, preview 0044 Jan 8th 2000. pp5

Aidan Dunne
The Irish Times, 'No National Identity, please. We're Irish' Review 0044 at Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, Feb 9th 2000

Robert Clark
The Guardian, ' Home thoughts from abroad', Review of 0044, Ormeau Baths Gallery Belfast, The Guide, Feb 12-18.pp32

William Packer
Financial Times, ' A Bouquet of Artists ', Angelas Flowers' choice and 30th Anniversary exhibition, Flowers East, Feb 12 Weekend FT,VII

Dr. Judith Collins
Catalogue introduction , 'Sculpture, an Abbey and a Cathedral', Pp 8,9 and 17. ISBN 1861740859

Richard Cork
The Times, Times 2 Arts, June 5, 2000, pp24, 'The ancient stones of Gloucester Cathedral are hosting a show of modern sculpture : Review of 'Sculpture, an Abbey and a Cathedral' at Gloucester Cathedral.

Tate Facts

Simon Wilson, Editor: Tate Gallery Publishing LTD, pp 13 , 2000, ISBN 185437348x, (Set of two books)

Ann Elliot
Sculpture at Goodwood, British contemporary Sculpture 00/01 pp. 58,59,103 ISBN 0953779408

Talking Sculpture

Sculpture at Goodwood, 2000, pp6


Aldernan Jim Corr / Pat Magner
0044, Preface and Acknowledgement, pp6 Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork ISBN 0946 846243

Peter Murray
Catalogue Introduction, '0044', pp 12,13. PSI, New York; Albright – Knox Gallery Buffalo N.Y. U.S.A ; Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast; Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland. ISBN 0946846243

Vera Ryan
Catalogue Text '0044' PSI New York; Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Ormeau Baths Gallery Belfast; Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork, pp 64,65,68,69 ISBN 0946846243.

Dawn Fulcher
Previews '0044', PSI, New York, Contemporary Visual Arts issue 23, 1999 pp. 79-80

Richard Huntington
Review of '0044', Albright - Knox Gallery, 'The Clouds roll in' the Buffalo News, 3rd Oct '99

Karen Wilkin
Review of '0044', PSI ,New York, At the Galleries, Partison Review 4, 1999 pp 650-651

William V,Ganis
Review of '0044', Contemporary Visual Arts issue 25 pp 68-69

Aidan Dunne
'From the Hand', John Gibbons , Taylor Galleries Dublin The Irish Times 27th Oct 1999 pp 12

Images of a Lifetime
'Modern Painters' : winter '99 pp 28

Ann Elliott
Sculpture at Goodwood, British Contemporary Sculpture 99/00 Pp 58-59-107 ISBN 0952523396

Karen Wilkin
Catalogue text, 'The Sculptures of John Gibbons', 'Being' Nograd History Museum, Salgotarjan Andre Hovarth Gallery, Balassagyarmat, Hungary
'Body and Soul', Flowers East, London, 'From the Hand', Taylor Galleries, Dublin p 3-8, 17-22. ISBN 1873362994

Gautier Deblonde
Publication: 'Artists', photographs by Gautier Deblonde, text by Mel Gooding, Tate Publishing, ISBN 1854372912.

On the Ground
Art Bulletin, June/July '99 , pp 13

Nograd Hirlap
John Gibbons, 18th Feb '99 , pp 3, Being, Nogrod History Museum, Salgotarjan, Hungary

Nograd Hirlap
John Gibbons, 19th Feb '99 , pp 1, Being, Nogrod History Museum, Salgotarjan, Hungary


Lord Alexander of Weedon
Forward 'John Gibbons the Small Sculptures 1981–1998, 'LothburyGallery, London pp5 ISBN 0953 07162x

Paul Moorhouse
'Intimation and Intimacy': John Gibbons' Sculpture, catalogue text, p.p.6-9. John Gibbons, The Small Sculptures 1981 - 1998, Lothbury Gallery, London. ISBN 095307162X

Norah Norton
Foreward 'John Gibbons, Signs of Passage,' Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin pp1 ISBN 0951914 642

Vera Ryan
'Signs of passage', catalogue text, p.p.5,6,15. John Gibbons, 'Signs of Passage', Temple Bar gallery, Dublin. ISBN 0951914642

Luke Clancy
The Irish Times, 11th April, p.p.11, 1998, 'Enigmatic Ploy of Realism', review of 'Signs of Passage', Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin

Aefa Mulholland
Temple Bar Review, p.p.11, issue 21, April 1998, review of 'Signs of Passage', Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin

Temple Bar Review
Galleries, John Gibbons, 'Signs of Passage', p.p.11, issue 21, April 1998

Review Listings, Jeni Baker
Sculptors' Society of Ireland, newsletter, May/June, 1998, John Gibbons, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin

Aidan Dunne
The Tribune Magazine, 29th March, p.p.16, 1998, art review, John Gibbons, 'Signs of Passage'

Karine Guerin
The Big Issues, issue 92, April 15th, p.p.56, 1998, 'The Bare Bones'

The Event Guide
Events Nationwide. 1-14 Apr. 1998, 'Signs of Passage', Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin

Temple Bar
Arts and entertainment, Issue no.6 Apr/May 1998. Calendar April, May

The Irish Times
Reviews, April 15th 1998

Aidan Dunne
The Irish Times, Visual Arts, Aug 19th 1998. 25 Years of Kilkenny, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny

Mebh Ruane
Cat Introduction. Kilkenny Arts Week, Butler Gallery 1998, 25 years of Arts week, The Butler Gallery, Kilkenny

David Buckmam
The Dictionary of Artist in Britain since 1945, pp45, Art Dictionaries Limited, ISBN 0 953260 9 09


Michael Harrison
Preface 'John Gibbons Form and Content,' Kettles Yard, University of Cambridge, pp3 ISBN 0907074 626

Paul Moorhouse
'From Form to Metaphor' Catalogue Text 'John Gibbons. Form and Content', Kettles Yard, University of Cambridge. 'Form and Metaphor'. The Whitworth Art Gallery, Kettles Yard and Flowers East. p.p. 5 - 23 ISBN 0907074626

Tim Hilton
Independent on Sunday, Art 2nd Feb 97, 'Form and Metaphor'. Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester. pp14

Tim Hilton
Independent on Sunday. Recommended The Five Best Exhibitions: John Gibbons 'Form and Metaphor' Whitworth Art Gallery Manchester. 9th Feb - 20th April

Tim Marlow
Kaleidoscope, May 2nd 1997 - 4.05pm radio interview and review with Richard Cork, Form and Metaphor, Kettles Yard Cambridge, 10 min approx.

Art Review
New Shows, mag 97 p.p.21., 'Form and Metaphor'. Kettles Yard, Cambridge

Karen Wright
Gallery, Modern Painters, Spring 97 p.p.105. The Whitworth Art Gallery, Kettles Yard, Cambridge

Andrew Mead
The Architects Journal, 29th May 97 p.p.53. Review, John Gibbons 'Form and Metaphor'. Kettles Yard, Cambridge


Who's Who in Art
1996, pp 187, ISBN 0900083166

Aidan Dunne
Catalogue text. 'From Night to Day', Butler Gallery, The Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland. p.p. 2 - 4

Brian Fallon
The Irish Times, Aug 17th 1996. Visual Arts

Aidan Dunne
The Sunday Tribune, The Tribune Magazine, Aug 18th 1996. Review; 'From Night to Day'

Ciara Ferguson
Sunday Independent Aug 18th 1996 Review, 'From Night to Day'

Brian Fallon
The Irish Times, Aug 21st 1996 p.p.6 Review: 'From Night to Day'

Mebh Ruane
The Sunday Times, Culture Ireland 25th Aug 1996 Review: 'From Night to Day'

Samuel Walsh
Circa Winter 1996. Review; John Gibbons, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland. p.p.54

Aidan Dunne
15 Visual Art Highlights, The Sunday Tribune, The Tribune Mag 22nd December 1996 p.p. 31, 'From Night to Day'


Peter Murray
'A Tribute to John Burke' catalogue introduction 'Irish Steel', Modern Arts Centre Sligo 1995. pp 6 - 11. ISBN 0946641595

Mark Ewart
John Gibbons, catalogue text 'Irish Steel' 1995 p.p. 36 - 37. ISBN 0946641595

Con Lynch
IrishSteel, Foreward, pp5, Gordon Books, Model Arts Centre 1995 ISBN 0946641595

Brian Fallon
The Irish Times, 27th May 1995, 'Sculpture given the Freedom of Space'. A Review of 'Irish Steel', Modern Art Centre, Sligo, Ireland

Tim Hilton
The Independent on Sunday, 13th August 1995. pp. 18 'Abstract Expressions' A Review of British Abstract Sculpture, Flowers East

Martin Gayford
The Daily Telegraph. 16th August 1995 'The Subject is Anything', A Review of British Abstract Art Part 2, Sculpture, Flowers East

Angela Mehegan
Circa. No 73 Autumn 1995, Review Irish Steel Sligo, pp.49-50

Aidan Dunne
The Tribune Magazine, 27th August 1995 review, 'Aura' Lavit Gallery, Cork, Ireland

Monica Omescu
Luceafarul, no 37 (246) 25th Oct. 1995. p.p. 19. Din Seminarul de sculptura catalitica, Bucurest, Romania

Carmen Barbulescu
Tele 7 ABC, 'Salomul Arteln' 8th Oct. 1995, Interview

Aidan Dunne
The Tribune Magazine, 31st Dec 1995, Visual Arts, Previews, 1996

Paul Bonaventura
Untitled, No. 9, Winter 1995, p.p. 5, The Alternative British Art Show; Four Views

Edward Lucie-Smith
'Artoday', New British Sculpture, pp 288-291 Phaidon ISBN 0714832014


Tim Hilton
The Independent on Sunday. 27th Feb 1994 p.p.24 'On the Building Site of the Soul'. Review Flowers East Show

Andrew Mead
The Architects' Journal, 9th March 1994, p.p. 56, Update, Diary. Flowers East Show

James Hall
Abstracted Brits'. Guardian August 8th 1994, p.p. 677 Review - Lead and Follow. Atlantis Gallery, London

Tim Hilton
The Independent on Sunday. 18th December 1994 p.p.19 'Artist of the Year'


Tim Hilton
The Guardian. Review; 'Flowers in Summer Bloom'. Thursday August 27th, 1992 Show: Artists Choice at Flowers East. London

Charles Hall
The Guardian, 'Highlights of the Week' John Gibbons. Angela Flowers Gallery at London Fields. London. Oct.17th 1992 p.p.8

Tim Hilton
London Review of Books. Vol. 14 No. 22, 19th Nov. 1992 p.p.21 Diary

Tim Hilton
The Independent on Sunday. 27th December 1992 p.p.20 'Artist of the Year'


Journal of Art
pp 86, 'Basel Fair to Test the Market'


Tim Marlow
Introduction to catalogue, Flowers East Gallery, London,ISBN 1873362005

Tim Hilton
The Guardian, 17thOct 'Critics Choice', Flowers East Gallery, London

Tim Hilton
The Guardian, 24th Oct, 'Hammering Faith into Art', Flowers East

Maggie Jamieson
City Limits, Nov 8th - 15th, 475, pp 73-75, Review - Flowers East

Robert MacDonald
Time Out, Nov 14th - 21st, 1056, pp 31, Review - Flowers East

Mary Rose Beaumont
Galleries, Nov, pp18, 'Possible Worlds' Review - Flowers East


The Arts Council Collection, Acquisition 1984-88,
pp32 Arts Council of Great Britain, The South Bank Centre ISBN 185332 0498


Desmond Mac Avock
Irish Times, 6th Jan, 'Sculptor in Steel'

Peter Davies
Arts Review, February, pp 118, John Gibbons - Mali Morris, Woodlands Gallery

Karen Wilkin
Update, 4th Issue, pp 16, 'Insight', Art Triangle, Barcelona.

Teresa Blanch
Catalogue Introduction. Art Triangle Barcelona 1987, pp 180. ISBN 8476092105

Karen Wilkin
Catalogue Introduction. Art Triangle Barcelona 1987, pp 182 SBN 8476092105

Tim Hilton
The Guardian 7th March, 'The Style Council', Review, 'Now for the Future', Hayward Gallery


Michael Harrison
'Temples of the Spirit', Catalogue text John Gibbons. Sculpture 1981 - 86, Serpentine Gallery London. ISBN 0728704935.

Vera Ryan
Introductio, C.A.N. '85, Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork, Ireland

Peter Davies
Arts Review, March, pp 132-3, Serpentine Gallery, London

Sarah Kent
Time Out, No. 814, pp 38, Serpentine Gallery, London

Peter Davies
Art & Artists "Abstract Art in Britain Today", pp 18-21.

Update, Vol.7, No.4, pp 16, In Review, Sculpture by Invitation

Valentine Tatransky
Catalogue Introduction, Hardingham Sculpture Workshop,Sainsbury Centre, Norwich

Tim Hilton
Catalogue Introduction, John Gibbons/Mali Morris, Woodlands Art Gallery, London, 1986

Heather Waddell
Art News, Dec, pp 126-128,'The Irish Scene'

Kenworth W. Moffett
'Abstract Art The Present Situation', Moffett's Artler, Special Supplement #1, March, 1986


Terry Fenton
Update, Vol.6, No.5, pp21, 'Medicine Hat Sculpture Symposium'

Peter Davies

Introduction 'Cornish and Contemporary', Worcester Museum and Art Gallery.

Alex Phillips
Review, 'Cornish and Contemporary', Worcester Museum and Art Gallery, Arts Review, pp 603-604, 22 Nov.


Art Monthly
Triangle Workshop - A Discussion between Anthony Caro, Martin, Mali Morris, John Gibbons and David Koloane No. 74 pp6

Terry Fenton
Update,Vol.5, No.5, 1984, London's "Sculpture Events", Review of Panel discussion at R.C.A.

Russell Bingham
Update, Vol.6, No.4, pp5, "84 Acquisitions"


Stuart Morgan

Text: ‘Fathers and Sons’, ‘Why Sculpture part 1, west Surrey College of Art & Design, Farnham, Surrey.


Roderic Knowles
Contemporary Irish Art, Wolfhound Press ISBN 0-86327-001-8, pp 142                          


Geoff Rigden

Introduction to catalogue, Nicola Jacobs Gallery, London.

Iain Biggs

Artscribe, "Why Sculpture - part 1" No.41, pp 51


Frances Spalding
Arts Review, Sculpture, Works on Paper, Vol. XXXII, No.7 pp177, Nicola Jacobs Gallery

Kathy Halbreich
Introduction to catalogue, 'The Material Object', Hayden Gallery, Boston, USA


Arts Council Collection
Illustrated purchases for the Arts Council of Great Britain, collected Between 1942 – 1978, pp104, Arts Council of Great Britain ISBN 07287 02126

John McLean
Introduction to catalogue, Project Art Gallery, Dublin

Liz Lydiate
"Style in the Seventies" catalogue introduction, ISBN 03092151


Terence Maloon
Artscribe, Review of Spring Show 1, Serpentine Gallery, No.11, pp56

Allan Davies
Art Monthly, Review of Spring Show 1, Serpentine Gallery , No.15, pp29

Neil Hanson
The Guardian, "New Sculpture: Three Shows", Ikon Galle, Birmingham

Richard Stokes
Introduction to catalogue, "New Sculpture: Three Shows", IkonGallery, Birmingham


Ben Jones
Artscribe,"Painting Now", No.5 pp10

Ben Jones
Artscribe, "A New Wave in Sculpture", No.8 pp18