Robin Gibson (1930-2014) is considered one of Queensland most distinguished architects, who raised the community’s understanding and appreciation of architecture through advocacy and the consistent high quality of his public and private projects. Apart from some of his large public commissions in Brisbane, including the Queensland Art Gallery, Performing Arts Centre, Queensland Museum and State Library … Gibson’s architectural work and career remain largely unstudied.

The aim of this research is to determine the range and usefulness of primary resources – architectural plans, drawings, models and correspondence – relating to Gibson’s life and career held within various public and private collections across Queensland, including the private collection currently held by the family of Robin Gibson.

The research will contribute to a larger exhibition to be held and the UQ Art Museum in 2018.

Project members

Janina Gosseye

Dr Janina Gosseye

Honorary Senior Fellow
School of Architecture

Adjunct Professor Donald Watson

Adjunct Professor
School of Architecture

Dr Deborah van der Plaat

Senior Lecturer
School of Architecture