Bleached White at West Projections

AUG 9 – 18 2019


West Projections is an intimate place-based community projection festival. Exploring places big and small you can encounter projections in various settings from tiny boxes to shop front windows.

Projections can be viewed nightly from 6pm – 10pm.



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Together, New and Cardinet channel their feelings of both impotence and hope through their artistic practices to creatively raise awareness of the plight of our coral reefs as sanctuaries and a home for the many species that inhabit them.
The artists see the planet as home to all species existing in a symbiotic relationship with nature. The bleaching of coral reefs will have devastating effects on the lives of many people who rely on the reefs for food, income, shelter and well-being. By 2100, most reef systems will die, unless carbon emissions are reduced.

Reefs, are the rainforests of the oceans, they provide habitat for a million species, including a fourth of the world’s fish. They protect coastlines against erosion from tropical storms and act as a barrier to sea-level rise. Many people will lose their lives and their homes if we continue to lose our reefs.

‘Bleached White’, is a collaboration between Gabrielle Leah New and Carolyn Cardinet and uses recycled plastic, sculptural costume, projection, video performance and Butoh Dance Theatre to investigate the idea that coral reefs are a sanctuary and home to a multitude of creatures. The artists acknowledge that the Earth is not only home to human beings but all species and that ecological change due to climate warming will inevitably affect our home, of which there is no planet B alternative.

Gabrielle will perform live on Saturday the 17th of August.

Annette of Melbourne Couture
103 Charles St

Reclaim the Crone Development

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.

Reclaim the Crone Development

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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!

The Colour of Death:White Live


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:

2 New designs available on Redbubble

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

Sensory Line by the EPA for Moreart

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.


Sensory Line