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Mr. Jonathan Gibbs

Programme Director, Illustration

Phone: 01316515732Mobile: 07950092223

Willingness to take Ph.D. students: Yes

Pictorial narrative, book illustration, sequential image-making


1971-1978 Studied at Lowestoft School of Art, Central School of Art & Design, London (BAhons Painting), and the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL (Higher Diploma in Fine Art, Painting)

1978-79 Cheltenham Painting Fellowship & Boise Travelling Scholarship

1979-90 Part-time Lecturer at various colleges & universities:

South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education, Cardiff; Gloucestershire College of Arts & Technology, Cheltenham; Bath College of Higher Education; University of Middlesex; Barnfield College, Luton; Great Yarmouth School of Art and others.

1990 appointed as Lecturer in Illustration at Edinburgh College of Art

External examiner: University College Falmouth; Dublin Institute of Technology; Interactive Design Institute, Scotland & University of Hertfordshire; University of Westminster; University of Sunderland; University of Lincoln 

Validation panels:

Interactive Design Institute (University of Hertfordshire)

CICP, the Open University (BAhons Illustration, University of Leeds)


Represented by Central Illustration Agency, London, Europe & USA. 

Recent work:

Radio Times, Guardian, Times, Financial Times, Eblex, IDfx Magazine, Macmillan, RBS, Canongate, Vintage, Penguin, Hodder & Stoughton, Random House Publishing, ING Bank, RBS, St Jude's Modern British, Folio Society, Royal Opera House, National Trust, Woodland Trust, Smallworld Systems, Rank Xerox, Common Ground, Bloombergs, Edinburgh Book Festival  

Various works exhibited:

1979 to the present, 27 solo exhibitions, principally in London & Edinburgh

Group exhibitions:

Royal Academy, London; Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh; Royal West of England Academy, Bristol; John Moores, Liverpool; Hayward Gallery; Scottish Gallery of Modern Art; Curwen Gallery, London; Rowley Gallery, London; Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh; Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh; Society of Wood Engravers; Printmakers Council; Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen; Association of Illustrators


Arts Council of Great Britain; Scottish Arts Council; Kilmarnock and Loudoun District Council; Leicestershire County Council; Suffolk County Council; UK Government Art Collection; Contemporary Art Society.

Private collections UK, USA, Singapore & Hong Kong



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