This work was performed at Testing Grounds after 9 hours of workshopping with 7 older women mostly with little performance experience but who all had great stories and willingness to push boundaries, experiement and share experiences which I wove together for this initial exploration showing.
Thanks to Testing Grounds, Keelan O’Hehir the photographer and all the amazing Crones: Stephenie, Jude, Karen, Andrea, Rebecca, Ester and Dorothy.
Here is a video from the Reclaim the Crone development that happened last week at Testing Grounds.
and for the full Invisibility Poem watch here.
I have just spent a week doing a residency at Testing Groungs for Test Sites, supported by the City of Melbourne , developing a Public Art project, Reclaim the Crone , with 7 amazing Crones. Above are some images from our explorations and coming soon a video of the presentation.
Thanks to Ari and Ilana for hosting us at Testing Grounds and to all the Crones for their trust, dedication and wisdom, Oh what fun we had!
Dorothy New (My Mom) ,Ester Poyas (My Aunty), Rebecca Krass (My Fairy Godmother), Karen Berger, Jude Worters (My friends), Andrea Sinclair and Stephanie Merrott (My new friends). You are all amazing!
Contact Gaby at https://gabrielleleahnew.com/contact/ if interested or for more information.
The Colour of Death: White is a collaboration between Gabrielle Leah New, Carolyn Cardinet and Norm Skipp.
Gaby performs and has created the video, Carolyn created the installation from recycled plastic and Norm the sound. The work was performed live at Bleached the exhibition as part of Art+Climate=Change in 2019 at the Alliance Francaise in St Kilda, Melbourne.
The work addresses creatively the frustration , despair and sadness of the death of our Coral reefs through Coral bleaching as part of Climate change.
This edit is a combination of the live performance and the documentation of the live performance projected into the installation.
Thank you to Robert Spillane for filming the performance.
Check it out here:
I’m collaborating with artist Carolyn Cardinet for an upcoming exhibition for at Art+Climate+Change.
Here are some images to tantalize your senses from our filmshoot last week.
I will also be performing live. Follow the links to find out more and to reserve your spot.
I have recently added two new works to my Redbubble profile just in time for chrissy prezzies. Give the gift of functional art and support an artist this Christmas. These Stitched Landscapes are photographs from the Mornington Peninsula National Park digitally stitched to create a crafty, feminine uncanny touch. They look beautiful on apparal, stationary and home wares.
Check them out here
For two weeks only. Come and experience the work of 15 female identifying art makers.
Hiraeth is a Welsh word loosely translated to ‘homesickness’ yet the meaning extends far beyond this.
Hiraeth is a pining for a landscape that no longer exists. Or a longing for a place that resides only in our imagination or dreams or in our ancient medulla.
For more information
Saturday the 24th and Sunday the 25th of November 2018.
Come on a walking adventure exploring the rich sensations of Moreland! Traversing South to North from Jewell to Fawkner, Environmental Performance Authority (EPA) invite participants to follow the lead of their senses: to look, hear, smell, touch – even taste. SENSORY LINE focuses on the places in between that we might usually ignore, treating them as complex, valuable ecosystems. Through live performance and guided participatory activities, the journey will release beauty, surprise and vivid experiences from hitherto unremarked places through the changing atmospheres of day, evening and night.
Please bring your Myki (we might hop on the train), your walking shoes and clothing for various weathers. Eating will be part of our sensory experience along the way, and covered by your ticket. Bring a bottle of water.
Meet at Jewell station Garden Cafe at 3pm and finish at Fawkner station 9pm (approximately).
Half walks available too. Either meet at 3 and finish at 6 in Coburg or Meet at 6 in Coburg at Falafel House and finish at Fawkner.
SENSORY LINE is proudly supported by MoreArt.
My new video collaboration made with the support of Yarra Ranges Council with the Lilydale Radio Yacht Club, Phil Soliman and Laki Sideris is now on show as part of Force of Nature exhibition at The Yarra Ranges Regional Museum in Lilydale.
Only on for a couple of weeks so get in quick!