I AM AN ARTIST
I DO NOT PAINT
I MAKE WEIRD SHIT!
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. She has been awarded residencies, performed and exhibited internationally and in Australia for many years.
In 2009 Gaby began The Space Between Performance Collective and developed and produced a selection of Butoh-based performances over the next years around Australia including ‘CREATURE’ and it’s component parts that she choreographed, costumed and made video for as well as performed in. She is now developing a multi-arts performance ‘Reclaim the Crone ‘.
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 2013,2014 and 2023 Gaby was invited and supported to go to Poland and work with renowned Butoh performer Atsushi Takenouchi , creating new work for The 8Day Theatre.
In 2016 Gaby was a prize winner at The Yarra Sculpture Prize for ‘Persephone 7’ a performance video installation’ and is currently a finalist in the National Capital Art Prize.
In 2018 she was supported by the Australia Council to be a guest artist, teacher and director with The Theatre of Friendship in Sri Lanka; a group using art for reconciliation post-civil war.
Since 2019 Gaby has been collaborating with Carolyn Cardinet on sustainable multi-arts installations, exhibiting around Australia. Gaby brings a performance element to the works.
Gaby is interested in opening conversations and thinking about healing and transformation as a collective and as individuals.
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