Artist Showcase | Wanda Gibson

Clan group: Nugal Warra
Language group: Guugu Yimithirr

Wanda Gibson was born in Woorabinda, Queensland, in 1946 and is a fluent Guugu Yimithirr speaker. Her family were forcibly moved from Cape Bedford, Queensland, to the Woorabinda Settlement, west of Rockhampton, during WW II. After the war her family were moved back to the new Indigenous settlement of Hope Vale, in Far North Queensland. 

Wanda is a member of Gamba Gamba, the senior women’s group at the art centre.  Through her paintings, prints and weaving, Wanda passes on knowledge about culture and traditional materials. Her work is regularly exhibited in and around Cairns and Cooktown and is represented in the collections of the National Museum of Australia, Canberra, and the Cairns Art Gallery, Queensland.

She is represented by the HopeVale Arts & Cultural Centre, Queensland.


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Group Exhibitions | Highlighted Works

17 Dec 2022 – 12 Feb 2023

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Wanda Gibson, Fibro House  2022, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 75.0 x 76.0 cm. Courtesy of the artist & Hope Vale Arts and Culture Centre

Women Painting Country
16 Oct – 14 Dec 2021

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Wanda Gibson, Ngalan-thiiray bayan-ngun, 2021, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, Courtesy of the artist and Hope Vale Arts and Cultural Centre


13 Dec 2019 – 2 Feb 2020

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Wanda Gibson, Bayan, 2019, synthetic polymer paint on board, Purchased Cairns Art Gallery, 2020




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