Drama alumna Rebecca Gibbs wins Visual Arts Award

Rebecca Gibbs

Congratulations to BA (Hons) in Drama and Theatre alumna, Rebecca Gibbs, who has won the Perceptions Warehouse Visual Arts Award 2020 for her artwork ‘Keep Turning Your Pages’.

Rebecca’s award is part of Perceptions Warehouse‘s Resilient Artist International Prize Award, which was launched when the COVID-19 lockdown began in the UK. All art forms submitted to the competition were created during the Pandemic, and voted on by the public. Perceptions Warehouse aims to support artists by creating an urban community through networking events, while tackling subjects that should be brought to light and giving back to those who need support.

‘The last year was an extremely tough one personally for me and art and painting became a means of expression and a way to channel my thoughts and feelings through that’, Rebecca explains. ‘It connected me with myself during that tricky time and allowed me to feel a real sense of purpose again. It taught me that being creative and motivated in the Arts, can take many forms. My pieces are very personal to my own journey, but I began sharing my work during this pandemic in the hope that even if one person connected to a piece or it helped them feel less alone, then that would be a hugely positive thing. We all need to put our mental health and wellbeing at the top of our priorities and I hope that my art work can inspire people to feel understood, hopeful and resilient’.

More of Rebecca’s work can be viewed on her Instagram page here:

Rebecca has also launched two campaigns with her ‘Fierce Woman’ design printed on t-shirts and tote bags:

Further information about the prize, including the full shortlist for each award, can be found On Perception Warehouse’s website: