Freya Gabie studied sculpture at Chelsea College of Art and the RCA. Her practice is site responsive: focusing on connection and exchange. She works across media, seeking to disrupt the intimate and unconscious interchange between people and place, peeling under the surface to expose hidden layers.

Her work is concerned with drawing out social narratives manifest within objects, artifacts, songs and stories found in specific contexts. It seeks to reveal the ways these histories are expressed; how they re-tell the past, or express a version of the present, framing personal and cultural identity.

 

She regularly works collaboratively with a wide spectrum of individuals and communities both in the UK and abroad. Previous projects include working with an Opera singer to stage a live performance in central London from a coal-hole, a group of miners in the North of England, an entire community in Tower Hamlets, London; forming a continuous day-long A-Capella performance from dawn to dusk; a ‘swansong’ to a medieval garden condemned for demolition and redevelopment. She collaborated with UK financial traders and traditional Lancashire clog dancers to create a clog dance interpreting the financial trading data of BREXIT

Education

 

MA Royal College of Art

BA Fine Art Sculpture Chelsea College of Art and Design 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016 ‘Everything Must Go’ Neo, Bolton, UK

2016 ‘Quickly, Quietly’ 9B Projects, London, UK

2014 ‘Dawn till Dusk – Swan Song’ Dig Collective, London, UK

2011 ‘Undone.Retold’ Styx Projects, Berlin, Germany

2010 ‘Vestige’ an installation in an empty tower block flat, Glasgow, UK

2009 ‘Desirelines’ Meantime Space, Cheltenham, UK

Awarded Prizes

2015 Neo Art Prize, Residency and Solo Exhibition Award

2014 Uncertain States / Nine, Four Corners Gallery, London  

2012 Gilchrist Fisher Landscape Award

2013 Eaton Award

2012 Gilchrist Fisher Landscape Award 

2009 The Open West Residency Award 

 

Shortlist Prizes

2017 Artangel ‘Everywhere’ 

2017 Mark Tanner Sculpture Award

2017 British Academy Bridget Riley Fellowship, British School in Rome, 

2015 Griffin Gallery Open

2015 Combat Art Prize

2014 Jerwood Drawing Prize

2014 David Troostwyk / Matts Gallery award (Finalist) Selected by Susan Hiller and Robin Klassnik

2008 Artsway 08 

2008 Darbyshire Award

2007 Salon 07 

 

Public Commissions

2020 ' UCL Site History Commission' UCL / IDN/ UCLH, UK

2020 'Contagious Image' Burton at Bideford, UK 

2018 'Avenue' Diep-Haven Festival, France / UK

2017 ‘Grafted Chorus’ Future Perfect, Bristol,

 

Residencies 

2018 Palsmuseum / Kultivera, Tranus, Sweden

2018 Raw Materials: Textiles, Bow Arts, London, UK

2017 Dr Fridtjof Nansen Vessel, IMR, Namibia and South Africa

2017  USF Art Centre, Bergen, Norway

2016  Doremi, Florence Art Centre, Cumbria, UK

2016  Neo:, Bolton, UK

2015 108, New York, USA

2015 Fljótstunga, Iceland 

2015 DepARTure Foundation, London, UK

2014 D.I.G Collective, Hackney, London, UK

2013 Franconia Sculpture Park, Minnesota, USA 

2011 Styx Projects, Berlin, Germany

2009 Meantime Space, Cheltenham, UK   

 

Selected Group Shows 

2020 '25 Years' Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London, UK

2020 'Seeds of Change' Burton at Bideford, Museum, UK

2019 'Gossip’ Take Courage, New Cross, London

2019 ‘The London Art Fair’ Danielle Arnaud Contemporary, London UK

2018 ‘OFFCUT’ Eriksburg Museum, Tranas, Sweden

2018 ‘Contre Point 1: Still life’, Chateaux De Bosmolet, Auffey, France

2018 ‘Raw Materials; Textiles, Nunnery Gallery, London, UK

2018 ‘Say no more’ http://www.isthisitisthisit.com/say-no-more

2017 ‘Air; Visualising the invisible in British Art 1768, RWA, Bristol, UK

2017  ‘A Bird in the Head’ Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London, UK

2017 'Charity Art Auction for Refugees' Hanger 1, Berlin, Germany

2017 ‘This is where we fall’ Thameside Gallery, London, UK

2016 ‘The Surround’ Avarard Hotel, Slate Projects, London, UK

2016 ‘Spectrum’ PS Mirabel, Manchester, UK

2015 ‘Things I Know, Things I Don’t Know’ 108, New York, USA

2015 ‘Tendences’ Mo.e Contemporary, Vienna, Austria

2015  ‘Sketchy Remarks’ DepARTure Foundation, London, UK

2014  ‘Echo’ The Function Room, London, UK

2014 ‘Hole Story’ D.I.G Collective, Hackney, London UK

2014 ‘Works on Paper’ Meantime Projects. Cheltenham, U

2014  ‘RCA Secret’ Dyson Gallery. London, UK

2013 ‘Workweek’ Casket Gallery, Minneapolis, USA

2013 ‘RCA Secret’ Dyson Gallery, London, UK

2013 ‘Extra-Ordinary’ Departure Foundation, Glassford Street, London, UK

2012 ‘Middleland –  Responses to Drawing, 22 Gas Street, Birmingham, UK

2012 ‘Wanted’ Drawing Show, RCA London, UK

2011 ‘One thing leads to another’ Portland House, Malvern, UK

2011 ‘Episode 2: Ghost in the machine’ The Others Gallery. London, UK

2011 ‘Wallpaper Collective:8 Folds’ Richmix Gallery. London, UK

2011 ‘Cellspace’ The Old Police Station/Styx,  Projects. London, UK

2010 ‘At Play’ South Hill Park, Bracknell, UK

2008 September ‘Siteshow’ 31 Warwick Square, London, UK

2006 May ‘This way up’ Temporary Contemporary. London, UK 

 

Publications                                                                                           2018 'The Darkness ain't so bad! At I least I have a job. Chateau International, London, UK                        

2016 ‘Quickly, Quietly’ Eros Press, London 

2015 'Bibliography' Starkman Press, limited edition 2000, London