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Freya Gabie studied sculpture at Chelsea College of Art and the Royal College of Art.

Her practice is site-responsive and often takes place, stories, archives, or collections as a starting point; working in conversation with different contexts, and materials. She works across media, employing unorthodox materials and incorporating historic processes to create new objects or interventions that share a language and connection to past practices; her hands echoing previous hands in the making.

She is interested in drawing out unnoticed narratives manifest within different places, objects, artifacts, songs, and stories. Transforming the familiar to reveal and consider the ways we confront and express our histories; how these objects may re-tell the past, portray a version of the present, or predict a future, that frames both our personal and cultural identity.


Her work attempts to occupy the space between poetry, documentary, the surreal, and the conceptual; to re-tell something in new form, that sings a new song, and creates a new material inheritance.  

She is currently based in central London, as artist in residence at Picton Studios, for Selfridges London. 


2022 Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, Shortlist exhibition

2020 Arts Council Covid Emergency Fund

2017 Artangel ‘Everywhere’ Shortlisted – 1 of 8

2017 Mark Tanner Sculpture Award, Shortlisted

2017 British Academy Bridget Riley Fellowship (Drawing), British School in Rome, Shortlisted

2015 Neo Art Prize, Residency and Solo Exhibition Award winner, Bolton, UK

2015 Griffin Gallery Open, Griffin Gallery, London

2015 Combat Art Prize, Livorno, Italy

2014 Uncertain States / Nine, Awardee, Four Corners Gallery, London

2014 Jerwood Drawing Prize, Shortlist, Jerwood Space, London

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

2014 Awarded Royal College of Art Bursary Scheme

2013 Awarded Royal College of Art Bursary Scheme

2013 Awarded Eaton Award Bursary

2012 Gilchrist Fisher Landscape Award

2012, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, Prize winner 2009 The Open West Summerfield Gallery, Cheltenham, Shortlisted for the Open West Prize

2008 Artsway 08 Artsway, Sway, Shortlisted for prize 2008 Darbyshire Award Shortlist Exhibition, Museum in the Park, Stroud

2007 Salon 07 Short-list Exhibition, Seven-Seven Contemporary, London



2021 ‘All Fired Up’ Historic England, Stoke on Trent / Poole, UK

2020 ‘Underflow’ UCL Public commission Site History, UCLH, ION, DRI, London, UK

2020 ‘Contagious Image’ Burton Museum and Art Gallery, Bideford, UK

2018 ‘Atlas’ Eriksburg Museum, Tranas, Sweden

2018 ‘Avenue’ Châteaux De Bosmolet, Diep-Haven Festival 2018, UK/ France 2017 ‘Grafted Chorus’ Future Perfect, Bristol, UK

2014 ‘Swansong; Dawn till Dusk’ D.I.G Collective, London, UK



2024 The Silence of Growing Things, Funded residency with Artcore, 1Shanti Road, Bangalore, India

2023 Action Space Residency. Funded residency working with Artist Matthew Berry, London, UK

2022 The Border Residency. Funded residency, El Paso, Texas, USA

2019 Artist engagement resident. Employed artist for ‘Leonardo Da Vinci, A life in Drawing’ Bristol Museum, UK 2018 ‘Fur’ Artist residency/exhibition. Funded residency. Palsmuseum, Tranas, Sweden

2017/18 Raw Materials: Textiles, Bow Arts. Funded residency. The Nunnery Gallery, London, UK

2017 IMR Artist in Residence aboard Dr Fridtjof Nansen Vessel, Namibia and South Africa

2017 USF Art Centre,. Funded Residency. Bergen, Norway 2016 Doremi, Florence Art Centre and Iron Mine. Funded residency. Cumbria, UK

2016 Neo Artist Residency. Funded residency. Bolton, UK 2015 108 Artist Residency. Funded residency. New York, USA

2015 Fljótstunga Artist Residency. Funded residency. Iceland

2015 DepARTure Foundation. Funded residency. London, UK

2013 Intern Fellowship Residency. Supported residency. Franconia Sculpture Park, Minnesota, USA

2011 Artist in Residence/ solo exhibition. Supported residency, Styx Projects, Berlin, Germany

2009 Artist in Residence / solo exhibition. Funded residency, Meantime Space, Cheltenham, UK



2024 ‘Duet’ Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London UK

2023 ‘Monuments’ M2 Gallery, London, UK

2022 ‘Duet’ BAR, El Paso, Texas, USA

2020 ‘Contagious Image’ Burton Gallery and Museum, Bideford, UK

2018 ‘ Hold The Line’ Project Launch. Danielle Arnaud Contemporary, London UK

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



2023 ‘Secret Postcard’ RWA Bristol UK

2023 ‘Between Land and Sky’ SVA, Periscope Arts, The Chapels of Rest, Stroud, UK

2023 ‘Hung, Drawn & Quartered’ The Prick and Stitch Collective, Standpoint Gallery, London, UK

2022 ‘Trinity Wharf Drawing Prize’ Touring Exhibition, 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’, Auffey, France

2018 ‘Raw Materials; Textiles, Nunnery Gallery / Vallance House, London, UK

2018 ‘Say no more’

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

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

2017 ‘Hanger 1’ Charity Art Auction for Refugees, Berlin, Germany

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

2016 ‘The Surround X Seen Through’ 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 ‘Tendencies’ Mo.e Contemporary, Vienna, Austria 2015 ‘Sketchy Remarks’ DepARTure Foundation, London, UK 2014 ‘Echo’ The Function Room, London, UK

2014 ‘Spun Through Shadows’ Collaboration with Composer Nick Morrish and Another Dance Company, London, UK

2014 ‘Hole Story’ D.I.G Collective, Hackney, London UK 2014 ‘Works on Paper’ Meantime Projects. Cheltenham, UK

2014 ‘Royal College of Art Degree Show’ Sculpture RCA. London, UK 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

2013 ‘Royal College of Art Works in Progress Show’ Henry Moore Gallery London, UK

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

2012 ‘Wanted’ Drawing Show, RCA London, UK

2012 ‘Smashed Plates and Seascapes’ The Cove, Lamorna, Cornwall, 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’ exhibition with Nicola Stead, The Old Police Station/Styx Projects, London, UK

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

2009 ‘Archway Island Group Show’ Archway Methodist Church, London, UK

2008 ‘Siteshow’ 31 Warwick Square, London, UK

2007 ‘Seduced’ The Windows Gallery (In association with the Barbican) London, UK 2006 ‘Slightly off centre’ St Pancras Church Crypt, London, UK

2006 ‘This way up’ Temporary Contemporary. London,



2022 ‘Contested Spaces’ Invited speaker at AESC Round Table discussion, SOLENT University, Southampton, UK 2022 Led a series of collaborative workshops with a group of convicted young people in the US prison system, El Paso, USA

2022 Guest lecturer at UTEP Department of Fine Art, University of Texas at El Paso, USA

2021 ‘All Fired Up’ Led a series of workshops creating ceramic sculptures with over 100 participants

2019 Engagement artist for ‘Leonardo Da Vinci life in drawing’ exhibition, Bristol Museum, a project engaging with 2,000 young people and vulnerable adults to produce a mass community collective drawing installation, Bristol, UK

2019 – Present lead artist on a series of workshops, Museum of the Home, London UK

2018 Public lecture, Nunnery Gallery, London, UK

2018 Lead artist on a series of day workshops for Bow Arts, London, UK

2016 Lecture and visiting artist at Bolton University, UK 2015 Public Lecture, Fljótstunga, Iceland

2014 Whitechapel Gallery Family Day Education Artist, London, UK

2013 Invited Artist - Lecturing and tutoring at The University of Worcester, UK

2013 Public lecture, Franconia Sculpture Park, Minnesota, USA

2013 ‘Bookmonsters’ Sculpture Workshop in collaboration with St Croix public Library, USA

2013 ‘Kids Make Sculpture’ day-long workshops, Franconia Sculpture Park, USA

2010/12 Led a series of weekly art workshops at Welcome Home Gallery, CCA, Glasgow, UK

2009 Lead Artist for ARTSHAPE engagement program in Gloucester Care home

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