Meet the Artist: Siobhan Gibbs
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Siobhan Gibbs is a performance artist in Meanjin working across theatre, queer club performance, events, and community work. She uses both she/they pronouns. Graduating QUT with a Bachelor of Human Services and Creative Industries in 2017, Siobhan embarked on finding a space in the cracks of capitalism, burrowing down into art as revolution. Creating her solo work, SEWER RAT GIRL which debuted in 2021, it allowed her to celebrate all the facets of her practice by slamming together. She has presented the work across 4 independent seasons, including Adelaide Fringe in 2022. Later in 2022, Siobhan will present SEWER RAT GIRL at Sydney Fringe and at The Butterfly Club in Naarm/Melbourne. Working with Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre, Common People Dance, Chance Collective, and Backbone, Siobhan has nurtured her practice by embracing her community and position in the local arts scene. Her club drag persona, Gogo Bumhole has allowed Siobhan to perform across nightlife stages such as The Brightside, The Wickham and The Tivoli. Amongst theatre and performance, Siobhan has also worked as a community worker supporting survivors with intellectual disabilities, and most recently co-created training with women with disabilities for workers in the Queensland government alongside WWILD and Work Up. Siobhan is never bored for being just one thing, and invites you to hide with her in the shadows and dance in the glamour and the grime.