I AM AN ARTIST
I DO NOT PAINT
I MAKE WEIRD SHIT!
Gabrielle Leah New is a multi-arts practitioner with an expanded performance practice working with wearable art, textiles, installation, photography, video and live/participatory performance to explore themes of identity, relationship to self, other and place, transformation and the space between internal and external worlds. She is informed by her Butoh and Improvisation practices and work as a therapist, creating surreal, otherworldly, psychological landscapes.
She uses her practice to open conversations about current socio-political-environmental issues through immersive art experiences.
Gaby’s passion for her art has taken her around the globe over the last 15 years as a student, artist, teacher, facilitator and performer.
Gabrielle completed a Masters of Fine Art with distinction at RMIT in 2014 and in 2015 completed a Graduate Certificate at Victorian College of the Arts in Art and Community Engagement and performs and exhibits regularly in Australia and Internationally.
She is the founder and director of The Space Between Performance Collective and in 2010 created the companies inaugural work CREATURE at Theatreworks. In 2000 she was a company member of MAU Dance Theatre (NZ). In 2009 she received a solo residency at Victoria University where she later completed a Diploma of Theatre Arts and in 2010 she was a directing intern with Zen Zen Zo physical theatre in Brisbane. In 2013 she was invited to Vancouver, Canada by Human Theatre to create a site specific performance and was invited to perform with Atsushi Takenouchi in Poznan, Poland. Over the past two years she has begun curating exhibitions and has so far curated five including two One Night Stand‘s – interactive, performance, live art events. She regularly contributes to group shows in Melbourne and in 2015 had solo exhibitions at Brunswick Arts Space ‘The Space Between Shape and Chaos’ and ‘An Amorphous Mass of Unknowable Zilchness’ at Red Gallery and a residency at The Australian Tapestry Workshop. She exhibits and performs regularly in Australia and internationally and in 2015 performed in Kador Public Arts project 30 Marina Abramovic in Residence. In 2016 she was an Artist in Residence at Melbourne Yarra Sculpture Gallery where she exhibited in their Summer AIR exhibition. Other 2016 performances and Exhibitions include; Terror/Excitement at Seventh Gallery, Cut/Copy- Melbourne Fashion Festival, ATW AIR Exhibition, Substation Newport 100 Years, Blindside (Re)Solve, Solo performance installation -IMPRINT and Copy, Cut, Post project, PIC Art Fair and a joint exhibition with Paula van Beek at AC Gallery Surface Reflections|Subterranean Echoes.
Gaby is committed to working collaboratively and finding innovative and exciting ways to engage audiences through her art.