Sandy Gibbs is an artist based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington.
She is a PhD graduate from Deakin University, Melbourne. Her 2021 thesis The paradox of failure: sport, competition and contemporary art investigated the video-art methodology of restaging as a progenitor of newness and difference.
For her PhD, Gibbs produced a series of new video works based around the women’s 400 metres individual medley swimming final from the 1968 Mexico Olympics. Underpinned by uncertainty and happenstance, and located within a framework of failure, sport and art, the works challenge the outsider status and invisibility of the ageing female athletic body.