Zoe Gibbons’ work visualises heritage stories and explores our connection to place using salvaged and upcycled materials. She was the recipient of an Arts Council Award in 2022 to develop her experimental techniques in scaling up stitch and collage.
As part of the Bristol’s International Women’s Day celebrations 2023 Zoe started to create a new piece of work called ‘Women’s Threads of Bristol’ in an exhibition and residency at City Hall in Bristol. This will be exhibited at the Bristol Radical History Festival at the Mshed on Sat 22 April 2023. The installation is made using tufting techniques and aims to put women ‘on the map’ in Bristol by celebrating women who have made a positive difference in the city – past and present.
Since 2019 Zoe has been salvaging billboard posters, which are stitched and collaged to create images of Bristol – using materials with pixelations, layers, weathering, print transfer and rusting in an artful way.
Zoe exhibits in galleries and sells her work internationally.
She is based out of a studio in Barton Hill and has been a grassroots footballer for 20 years with the Easton Cowfolk, a social and political sports club with big ideas and roots.