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

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.

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 All Fired Up Historic England, Poole / Stoke, UK

2020 UNDERFLOW 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 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 Siteshow Warwick Square, London, UK

2006 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