Sydney-born Stephen Phibbs is a visual artist residing in the Northern Rivers region. From 2002 his art practice evolved through seeing the landscape through a multi-dimensional approach. He says “these works are about the metaphysical and physical elements of a site. The relationships and juxtapositions discovered in these chance objects signify multiple options of interpretation, creating simultaneous perspectives depending on the viewer”.
In 2007 he was selected to participate in the ABC documentary series “Painting Australia”, alongside multi award winning artist Jenny Sages. This aired multiple times nationally and in South-east Asia and the U.K., resulting in representation with the leading Australian gallery, Art Galleries Schubert ,Main beach Queensland.
In 2008 -2011 he exhibited in over 18 group exhibitions from Queensland to Victoria.
From 13th April to 22nd May 2011, Phibbs held a solo exhibition of paintings depicting the iconic Queensland shipwreck “Cherry venture” at Caloundra Regional Gallery, with over 4000 people attending over the 5 week period.
'The creative act is an experimental journey where expectations change and discoveries become the catalyst to move beyond what is already known. The energising and challenging nature of developing ideas and processes is a motivating force. Through creativity, I seek a unification of Art and Life that hopefully will result in works of relevance and interest'.
Steven Phibbs, 2018