Australian art world mourns the loss of Andrew Sibley - Art Collector

Courtesy: Kick Gallery

By Emily Cones-Browne

Australian painter Andrew Sibley (1933 – 2015) has passed away at the age of 81.

Born in 1933 in England, Sibley migrated to outback Queensland in 1948. In the early 1960’s Sibley was a part of the Brisbane School with Jon Molvig, Roy Churcher and Ian Fairweather.

Sibley found early success winning prestigious prizes and was invited to exhibit at the Whitechapel Galley in London in 1962 and the Paris Biennale in 1963. In the mid-late 1960s Sibley was represented by Sydney gallery Rudy Komon that alongside many of the most important Australian artists of the time.

Sibley was appointed as a lecturer at RMIT in the late 1960s, where the impact of his teaching and disciplined methods imparted on generations of Melbourne-based artists.

From 2010, Sibley’s practice saw renewed interest through exhibitions of his early experimental work at Kick Gallery in Collingwood and a solo presentation of his work at the Melbourne Art Fair in August 2014 and the Art Stage Singapore in January 2015.

An exhibition at Kick Gallery running from 1 to 18 October 2015, titled
Early Paintings, Last drawings, will be opened by Professor Sasha Grishin.

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