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ABOUT GABY:

Gabrielle is a multi-arts practitioner with an expanded performance practice working with textiles, installation, photography, text, 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, Informed by her Butoh, Bodyweather and Improvisation practices and work as a therapist, creating surreal, otherworldly, psychological landscapes.

Gaby was awarded a Masters of Fine Art with distinction at RMIT in 2014, in 2015 a Graduate Certificate in Art and Community Engagement at Victorian College of the Arts and in 2009 a Diploma of Theatre Arts at Victoria University. In 2000 she was a company member of MAU Dance Theatre, NZ. In 2009 a directing intern with Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre, Brisbane and currently works with the Environmental Performance Agency, Melbourne.

Gaby makes immersive art experiences that question current paradigms, shine light onto difficult issues and expose humanities true nature, bringing the hidden, the repressed, the avoided parts of the self and society into focus through her practice, opening conversations about healing and transformation as a collective and as individuals.

In 2013 Gaby was invited by The Human Theatre Collective, Vancouver to create a site specific performance, ‘Those that Dare not Grasp the Thorn should never Crave the Rose.’

In 2013 and 2014 Gaby was invited and supported to go to Poland and work with renowned Butoh performer Atsushi Takenouchi on a new work for Made in Art Foundation.

In 2016 Gaby was a prize winner at The Yarra Sculpture Prize for ‘Persephone 7’ a performance video installation’.

In 2018 she was supported by the Australia Council to be a guest artist with The Theatre of Friendship in Sri Lanka; a group who use art for reconciliation between communities who otherwise have no contact and no shared language post civil war.

In 2019 Gaby collaborated with Carolyn Cardinet for Bleached an exhibition addressing coral bleaching and the accumulation of plastic waste for Art+Climate=Change.

Gaby mentors Artists with disability and has curated group exhibitions providing emerging artists with exhibiting opportunities in her role as President of Coalesce ARI. She has participated in residencies in Australia and internationally with numerous public outcomes including solo and group exhibitions.

Gaby is committed to working collaboratively and finding innovative and exciting ways to engage audiences through her art.

 

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I acknowledge that I live and create on the traditional lands of the Boon wurrung people of the Kulin Nation whose sovereignty of the land has never been ceded. I recognise the First people as traditional custodians of the land on which I was born and now live and show respect for their people and Elders; past, present and future. I respect the cultural heritage, beliefs, relationship with the land and contribution of all first nations Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders and recognise their strength, resilience and capacity.