Christine Marie Gibson (nee Clarke) was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1946 and has lived there all her life, although she has travelled extensively overseas.
Christine’s parents encouraged her drawing and three dimensional work from an early age. She studied classical ballet, attaining a teacher’s certificate, and credits the sense of movement in her work to her love of dance.
In her early twenties she attended life drawing sessions at Brighton Technical College and the Victorian Artist Society and then joined Reshid Bey’s studio classes in Toorak studying portraiture and still life, winning an award for Portrait of a Sculpture.
Her first group show in 1982 was with the Reshid Bey group at the Age Gallery.
Through Reshid Bey and Stanley Hammond she was introduced to Robert Langley from whom she received formal instruction in three dimensional working in clay and stone.
Two years later she had her first solo exhibition in Distelfink Gallery, Hawthorn and in 1985 she won the Burke Hall Award for Sculpture. Her passion for sculpture then led her to study techniques in bronze under the tutelage of George Turcu.
There followed study of etching at RMIT and lithography at The Australian Print Workshop and work with Peter Lancaster and Bill Young at Lancaster Press Studios in South Melbourne.
Following on from her earlier circus series “Balance of Life” Christine’s most recent works follow on from her Law Series, the earliest works of which were produced in 1982.
The most recent works in this series are titled “Transparency of the Law”and includes lithographs done with Peter Lancaster and innovative cast bronze sculptures. Her work includes a major relief at the Australian Law Council building in Canberra and is represented in a number of private and public collections in Australia and overseas.