‘Gabie is an accomplished interventionist, skilled at fusing factual information and raw materials and employing a lightness of touch to draw out meaning from the everyday‘ Aldo Rinaldi, Senior Public Arts Officer, Bristol City Council
‘The personality of an artist always comes out in his work and for Neville Gabie it is an interest in people and his innate humanity which surfaces.’ Tessa Jackson, Chief Exectutive, INIVA Institute of International Visual Arts.
‘Neville Gabie likes to pass through places [though that can take him three years] and his engagement with these places is such that one would think about each new place that he belonged there. But then what is belonging? And one has to consider his interest in people who for one reason or another, feel themselves displaced.‘ David Lillington, Writer and Critic.
‘Gabie’s precarious on the landscape reflects the situation of the traveler, of the outsider whose transitory presence…lacks the security of tenure and comfort of familiarity. Yet it is this very rootlessness that opens up opportunities for a dialogue with those people who inhabit the land and creates the conditions for a participatory engagement with the site’ Marco Marcon, IASKA Director Australia
‘In involving the construction workers from the very beginning, Neville demonstrated once again the unshakeable generosity, curiosity about people and fierce democratic spirit that runs as a seam through all of his work’ Peter Jenkinson, Independent Cultural Advisor
Neville Gabie was born in Johannesburg South Africa in 1959 and has an MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art London
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