ART IS LANGUAGE. ART IS NEITHER SPIRITUAL VOCATION NOR AVOCATION.
IN MY PRACTICE I EXPLORE QUALITY OF LIFE, THE ENVIRONMENT, AND ECONOMY OF MATERIALS.
Gilbert Grace is a multi-disciplined visual artist based in Sydney, Australia, with six years of tertiary education and thirty plus years of sustained practise. Gilbert is also passionate about human powered and zero emission transport, renewable energy and quality of life.
In 2016 Gilbert completed the MFA course in painting at the besieged Sydney College of the Arts. His thesis explored avenues for attracting more art and cultural activity to the Sydney Green Ring, an urban ecology and sustainability project begun in 2003.
A keen observer of environmental issues Gilbert has focused on building resilience by encouraging active transport, immersion in space and place, and active participation in the arts. Conservation of resources, natural capitalism, and retro-innovation figure in his life and art.
Gilbert is a founding member of BIKESydney, ARTcycle Inc, and Kandos School of Cultural Adaptation (KSCA). Gilbert is currently engaged in the Hemp Initiative, the inaugural landed art residency for KSCA. You can read about it in the Futurelands 2 Newspaper (2016). He is also currently an artist-in-residence at White Creek Cottage, Lilyfield.
Gilbert curates and leads bicycle tours as ARTcycle Inc. He promotes the greening of Sydney, actively supporting the Cooks River to Iron Cove GreenWay, Botany Bay Trail and Sydney Green Ring.