Rosie Lloyd Giblett at the 2015 Bimblebox artist camp

Dancing tree - Rusty yellow jacket Corymbia leichardtii, Charcoal, ink, pastel on paper, H 120cm x W 300cm

Dancing tree – Rusty yellow jacket Corymbia leichardtii, Rosie Giblett, Charcoal, ink, pastel on paper, H 120 x W 300 photo by Tonia Cecil.

Artist Rosie Lloyd Giblett attended the 2015 Bimblebox art, science, nature camp.  Rosie found her time at Bimblebox was a “gift of drawing, painting and walking through landscape…eyes were overloaded with colour and texture, crisp morning light and afternoon showdows.”

Read on for Rosie’s artist statement and images of her artwork created during her time on the Bimblebox Nature Refuge.

Jill Sampson

 

Walking in the afternoon light, Heath paddock -Bimblebox, texture rubbings,ink watercolour, H 50 x W 40cm

Walking in the afternoon light, Heath paddock -Bimblebox, Rosie Lloyd-Giblett, texture rubbings,ink watercolour, H 50 x W 40cm, photo by Tonia Cecil.

“Artist Statement” Rosie Lloyd-Giblett, October 2015
Bimblebox Nature Refuge is over 1000km from Brisbane with the region under threat from Coal Mining. In September at the Artist Camp I pitched a tent for a week, feeling privledged to experience the opportunity to sleep amongst the Rusty Jacket Corymbia woodlands. Late afternoons were spent walking through the musty pink Heath Paddock, often kneeling to observe natures wonders.

 

Shadows and Sediments , ink on paper, H 90cm x 70 cm

Shadows and Sediments, Rosie Lloyd-Giblett, ink on paper, H 90cm x 70 cm, photo by Tonia Cecil.

 

Poplar Box, charcoal, acrylic on canvas, H 100cm x W 45cm

Poplar Box, Rosie Lloyd-Giblett, charcoal, acrylic on canvas, H 100cm x W 45cm, photo by Tonia Cecil.

 

My shadow and the rich sediment, ink, ochre, charcoal on paper, H 130cm x W 110cm

My shadow and the rich sediment, Rosie Lloyd-Giblett, ink, ochre, charcoal on paper, H 130cm x W 110cm, photo by Tonia Cecil.

Time seemed to move slowly with shadows forming across my body and the earth. Stepping away from our busy modern world for a moment and having time to be present allows one to question; isn’t mother earth so wise, ancient and versatile? She has always proved to be a reliable companion to the flora and fauna.  Man, however lives in the present and pays no attention to the future and the long term impacts of mining.

 

Morning Shadows, ink , graphite on paper, H 90cm x 70cm

Morning Shadows, Rosie Lloyd-Giblett, ink , graphite on paper, H 90cm x 70cm, photo by Tonia Cecil.

 

Hollows in the fallen timber - Bimblebox collage on paper, H 42cm x 52cm

Hollows in the fallen timber – Bimblebox, Rosie Lloyd-Giblett, collage on paper, H 42cm x 52cm, photo by Tonia Cecil.

The works created during this sojorn were plein air style, contour drawings and aerial like paintings. I used my own shadows and the moving canopy to create many works. The silhouettes of leaves and figures suggests the inter-connected tangled web of sediment, land and water.

Rosie Lloyd-Giblett

 

Grandmothers tree, ink, charcoal pastel on paper, H 120cm x W 200cm (Concertina)

Grandmothers tree,  Rosie Lloyd Giblett,  ink, charcoal pastel on paper, H 120cm x W 200cm (Concertina), photo by tonia Cecil.

 

From the oldest to the poplar, ink, acrylic and charcoal on canvas, H 60cm x 230cm

From the oldest to the poplar, Rosie Lloyd-Giblett,  ink, acrylic and charcoal on canvas, H 60cm x 230cm, photo by Tonia Cecil.

 

Dawn to dusk at Bimblebox, monoprint, watercolour on paper H 45cm x 90cm

Dawn to dusk at Bimblebox,  Rosie Giblett, monoprint, watercolour on paper H 45cm x 90cm, photo by Tonia Cecil.

4 responses to “Rosie Lloyd Giblett at the 2015 Bimblebox artist camp

  1. Glad I got in early before you could afford to be too choosy I hope another bimblebox exhibition grows out of it all. Great those it’s vital still

    Get your Welsh on and see “what’s occurrin'” at Godre’r Glais – work inspired by the residencies in Aberystwyth, Wales You’ve missed the opening and the artists’ talks but the exhibition continues till 1st November 2015 Umbrella Studio 482 Flinders St, Townsville https://www.facebook.com/godrerglais

    Gerald Soworka Artist in transit – Australia and Solomon Islands Ph: 0401 429 021 canetoadhunter.wix.com/canetoadhunter FB: canetoadhunter

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  2. Fabulous Rosie – thanks for your detailed and passionate expressions of the place, and for sharing these with the rest of us. Cheers, Paula

  3. All your work shows the subtle peace of the place combined with your own energy. Love the colours Rosy.

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