Neville Gabie

Constructing Connections: Fiction, Art and Life

Constructing Connecting Private view 12.30- 3.30pm Sunday 10th September 2017

Croxteth Hall, Liverpool L11 1EH

This summer artists Neville Gabie, Patricia MacKinnon-Day and Paul Rooney have been re-reading Robert Tressell’s The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists creating an exhibition around its themes and in the context of Liverpool’s Croxteth Hall stately home.

See Jess Holtaway’s blog at:https://croxtethpandorama.wordpress.com

 

Four schools have been invited to run a parallel project.  (more details of this to follow)
Please join us at Croxteth Hall for the official opening on Sunday 10th September . The artists will be there to talk about their ideas inspired by Robert Tressell’s novel. This will be followed by tours of the house and exhibition.

A pay what you can mini bus will leave William Brown St at midday, & return at 4pm. Wine/paybar. Seats bookable in advance  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/art-pie-picnic-tickets-37061309374

Project is funded by Liverpool City Council, ACE, John Moores University and the Tressell Foundation

 

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Neville Gabie – Launching a New Website

Neville Gabie Goalpost Photographs

Neville Gabie has just launched a new website featuring a selection of photographs taken over the last 21 years of football goalposts from around the world. This selection is a small glimpse of the over 1200 images he has taken in 5o different countries. Work from his archive  has been exhibited at three World Cup Finals, in Japan/Korea 2002 – Germany 2006 – South Africa 2010. He has also exhibited the work extensively around the world in Portugal, Germany, Macedonia, Switzerland, at FIFA headquarters and in the UK including at Tate Liverpool and Tate Modern.

The website has been designed by Sebastian Ward, Axis Graphic Design, Manchester

Please take a look. http://www.nevillegabiegoalposts.co.uk

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Breaking Ground

Breaking Ground – Art Archaeology and Mythology

National Football Museum, Manchester England March 27th 2017 – June18th 2017

A selection of the work made as part of the onsite project in Bradford will be on exhibition in the main gallery of the National Football museum. Breaking Ground was funded by the National Football Museum and Arts Council England with lead artist Neville Gabie, archaeologist Jason Wood and artist/graphic designer Alan Ward.

AIR: Visualizing the invisible in British art

AIR: Visualizing the invisible in British Art 1768 – 2017

RWA Bristol 16th June – 3rd September 2017

Bringing together the work of artists in a major exhibition of historic and contemporary artists practice in response to this singular theme. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue. 

Neville Gabie exhibited Collective Breath, a project first commissioned by Jeni Walwin and Tammy Bedford as part of the WOMAD World of Art projects for WOMAD 2014.

 

 

Fountain 17

Fountain 17 – Touring Exhibition – Hull [April / May] – London [June] – Stoke -[October 2017]

Neville Gabie was invited to make a new work as part of the exhibition programme Fountain 17. It brings together two key historical events – the 100th anniversary of Marcel Duchamp’s Urinal and the 200th anniversary of the company Armitage Shanks. With an historical connection to Hull, the exhibition was commissioned as part of Hull’s artistic programme for Capital of Culture 2017.

Neville Gabie spent several days at the factory works where the very simple notion of remaking a urinal as a functional drinking fountain actually required a major process of remodeling. Duchamp’s Urinal significantly changed the way we think about art from a conceptual perspective. The intention of recreating it as a functional drinking fountain stems from the idea of inviting the audience to become ‘active participants’ with the work

Fountain 17 – exhibition Stoke

 

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Public View

Public View – Bluecoat Gallery Liverpool 4th Feb 2017 – 23rd April 2017

Curated by Gallery Director Bryan Biggs, the exhibition brings together work by 100 different artists who have previously exhibited at the Bluecoat Gallery. Neville Gabie exhibited 6 goalpost photographs as part of the exhibition – 3 taken in Liverpool and three from Belfast Ireland

 

Ladies of Gent – a project by Neville Gabie and Alan Ward

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Ladies of Gent – a project by Neville Gabie and Alan Ward

Commissioned by East Street Arts and ExSports, Artists Neville Gabie and Alan Ward chose to develop a project with KAA Gent Ladies Football team. Given the lack of funding, poor support and discrimination experienced by many women’s football teams, the artists decided to produce a football type sticker book celebrating the achievements against all odds of these dedicated players.

Ladies of Gent – players visit the publication on press at Graphius- the book launch and pop-up exhibition

Ladies of Gent – a film by Seb Ward

 

 

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Breaking Ground.

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Breaking Ground.

Breaking Ground is a newly completed project by Lead Artist Neville Gabie with the National Football Museum and funded by Arts Council England. Working alongside archeologists Jason Wood and Chris Gaffney and with artists Alan Ward, Louise O’Reilly, Giorgio Garippa and Oliver Palmer, the project involved a two week dig over two years on the former football ground of Bradford Park Avenue. The book launch will be followed by an exhibition at the National Football Museum in November 2016.

Breaking Ground Book Launch – Horsfall Stadium, October 2016

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SEE Selected Projects for more information 

Stades: Past and Future

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Stades; Past and Future. Olympic Museum, Laussane, Switzerland 13th October 2016 – 7th May 2017 Neville Gabie’s work as artist in residence for the Olympic Delivery Authority during the construction of the Olympic Park in Stratford, London has been included in this survey exhibition of the building of Olympic venues. In addition to the exhibition, which includes a catalogue, the work Freeze Frame, made by Neville Gabie on the Olympic Park and based on Seurat’s Bathers at Asnieres has been purchased for the Olympic Museum Collection.

Freeze Frame light-box installation at the Olympic Museum, Switzerland
Freeze Frame light-box installation at the Olympic Museum, Switzerland

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Pier Arts Centre, Orkney – September 3rd – November 5th 2016

Curated by Susan Christie in partnership with the Pier Arts Centre

A solo exhibition of work by Neville Gabie, which includes projects from Antarctica, Achiltibuie, Western Highlands, Scotland and WOMAD. Neville Gabie will also be showing some of his performance based works and will do a performance in the gallery on the opening weekend. The key theme of the exhibition is based around a number of collaborative projects, most notably AFLOAT, a film developed over 18 months with a small coastal community on the west coast of Scotland. Other collaborative works include Collective Breath – a work made with the collected breath of 1111 festival goers at Womad Music Festival, commissioned by WOMAD World of Art Curators, Jeni Walwin and Tammy Bedford; A project developed between the artist and his wife Joan based on Neville’s 4 months spent in Antarctica with the British Antarctic Survey [artists and writers programme] and a film made with Semra Yusuf a bus driver on the Olympic Park London during construction.

The exhibition has an accompanying catalogue with an introduction by the Pier Arts Centre Curator Andrew Parkinson, an essay by Moira Jeffrey and a text by Susan Christie, who commissioned Afloat.

There is also a complete transcript of a open gallery discussion between Moira Jeffrey and Neville Gabie. for a PDF please follow the link  neville-gabie-and-moira-jeffrey

Further information and film footage of the Chalk Performance in the gallery, as well as gallery views, please click onto the Pier Arts centre link below;

http://www.pierartscentre.com/current-upcoming-exhibition/13/7/2016/3ihn59m807xg8y1kiibjba32y6ms8p

 

 

Nexus

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Video still from Experiments in Black and White XIII – an eight hour performance in Richmond, Northern Cape Province South Africa, 2015

 

Nexus – The museum of Art Craiova, Romania

August 19th – October 9th 2016

Artists; Paul Neagu, Constantin Brancusi, Tony Cragg, Marianne Eigenheer,

Neville Gabie, Anish Kapoor, Vlad Nanca, Nona Inescu, Nigel Rolfe.

The Exhibition curated by Simona Nastac, supported by the Paul Neagu Estate and Fundatia Triade, focuses on the works of Paul Neagu, the influence on his practice by Contastin Brancusi, and the subsequent influence that had had on a whole generation of artists. The exhibition, which includes Brancusi’s The Kiss, also has early darwing works by Tony Cragg, documentation of a performance by Anish Kapoor and three performances in the gallery during the exhibition by Neville Gabie, Nigel Rolfe and Vlad Nanca and Nona Inescu.

‘Thirty four years ago, in 1982 when still a 23 year old student, I traveled to Tirgu Jui, in Romania specifically to see Brancusi’s most significant public work – the Endless Column, The Kiss Gate and The Table of Silence. Prior to going I had written a letter to Paul Neagu asking him about the work. His reply was that if I really wanted to understand Brancusi I needed to go and see for myself. He was absolutely right. That experience and the work has significantly  influenced my own practice ever since. All those years ago it was not possible for me to get to Craiova to see Brancusi’s first version of The Kiss. Seeing that sculpture now moved me to tears – and to be performing my own work less then ten feet away was an experience I will always cherrish.’ Neville Gabie

See PDF for more information.NEXUS-Craiova

Further images and a film of the performance to follow

 

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The Weight of Iron Carried from China for You

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KISCO furnace 6 Kunming China – audio recording 2016

The Weight of Iron Carried from China for You

Belval Luxembourg – opening 2nd July 2016

Neville Gabie was selected along with nine other international artists to work on a residency/commission in Belval Luxembourg. The project invited artists to work in response to a former Iron plant – once part of Luxembourg’ very significant iron production industry. Of the three iron furnaces, two are now preserved as national monuments and one, the most modern, was sold to China in 1996. Neville Gabie tracked it down and visited the still operating furnace at KISCO steelworks in Kunming China. With an invitation from the state owned company he traveled to China assisted by Stuart Ward. Together they recorded the sounds of the functioning furnace as well as sounds from the working and residential community of the KISCO village. This work will be presented as a three month audio installation in and around the concrete foundation remains the furnace in Luxembourg. An accompanying film will also be screened on a separate location.

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Please see attached press release for information about all the artists work – dates and times

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Bideford Black – The Next Generation

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Bideford Black: The Next Generation Burton Art Gallery, Bideford.

3rd October – 15th November 2015

Joan and Neville Gabie have been working on a collaborative commission with Social Geographer Ian Cook on a series of film based drawings, working with the pigment Bideford Black, a naturally occurring carboniforous pigment, once mined in the area. . The body of work entitled ‘Dust’ includes a five screen video installation, a ‘cabinet of Curiosities’ containing some of the experimental work with plastic and rubber, and a suit worn by the artist.

Commissioned by Claire Gulliver, Carolyn Black, and funded by ACE and Torridge Disctrict Council, the exhibition includes the work of artists; Sam Treadaway; Neville + Joan Gabie; Corinne Felgate; ATOI; Tabatha Andrews; Lizzie Ridout; LittleWhitehead; Luce Choules; Liberty Smith.

Thanks to Hampton Colours Limited for their support in working with the pigment in plastic- and to Artimis of Melksham for their help in developing a rubber compound using Bideford Black

Aesthetica magazine exhibition review; http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/review-of-bideford-black-the-next-generation-burton-art-gallery-and-museum-devon/

Film trailer for Bideford Black – The Next Generation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A56DMcmTzcs

Myself and Others – Danielle Arnaud Gallery 19th September – 25th October 2015

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Myself and Others will bring together recent works by Neville Gabie made in response to people and place. What holds the work together is the idea of’ performing a task’ whether that is swimming, boat building, or simply standing on a block of ice.

The exhibition includes works that are personal performative responses to different situations. Three different films will be screened over the course of the exhibition, involving the active participation of others.

Friday 25th September 6.30 pm Sarah Weir will introduce Neville Gabie’s film Semra – 2015

Sunday 4th October 4pm Moira Jeffrey and Susan Christie introduce Neville Gabie’s Film Afloat – 2014

Saturday 17th October 4pm Sam Wilkinson introduces Neville Gabie’s film Cabot Circus Cantata – 2008

Myself and Others – exhibition text by Moira Jeffrey

 

A film for Yappi – based on meeting Yappi in Richmond, Northern Cape Province, South Africa, Neville Gabie developed this installation work as a tribute. This exhibition is the first opportunity to see that work.

Semra – is a new film by Neville Gabie, which tells the story of Semra Yusuf, bus driver on the Olympic Park during construction and a serious swimmer in her own right. It is a personal story about a young woman moving to England and the challenges she faced. This exhibition is the first screening of the film

For more information and press release see the PDF below

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http://www.daniellearnaud.com/exhibitions/exhibition-gabie-myself-and-others.html

Wall Street International Feature

http://wsimag.com/art/17339-neville-gabie-myself-and-others

The Film Will Always Be You – South African Artists Films – Tate Modern, London July 2015

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A weekend of South African Artists Films curated by Abrie Fourie, MAP Projects and Zoe Whitley, the Tate Gallery, the programme has been supported by the SA-UK Seasons, a partnership between the Department of Arts and Culture, South Africa, and the British Council.

Neville screened a filmed performance which involved standing on a block of ice whilst it melted. Filmed in Richmond, Northern Cape Province, South Africa, the five minute film is an edited version of an eight hour performance.

http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/film/film-will-always-be-you-new-subjectivities

AFLOAT – FILM SCREENINGS 2014

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AFLOAT – a film commissioned by Susan Christie – IOTA [Inverness Old Town Art] developed in response to the small crofting community of Achiltibuie, in the North West Highlands of Scotland. The film follows the construction and competitive racing of a seaborne rowing skiff.

Funded by Creative Scotland the film was screened at several venues in Scotland, Ireland and London.

Venues in Scotland; The Gathering, Achiltibuie – Findhorn Arts Festival – Anstruther Fisheries Museum.

Ireland; Kinsale Arts Festival

London; Floating Cinema.

WOMAD 2014 – July 2014

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Neville Gabie was commissioned by Jeni Walwin and Tammy Bedford to be the visual artist at WOMAD 2014. Over the four day festival Neville screened several films at different locations. In addition he developed a new work ‘Collective Breath’ specifically for the festival. He was supported by a team of art students who work under the name MOULD, based at Stroud Valley Artspace.

 

On Big Drawings October 2014

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Columbia College Chicago – Group exhibition curated by Friedhard Kiekeben. Video projection of Experiments in Black and White VII.

Archiving Oil– Rock Store, Earth Sciences Bristol University. May/June 2013

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Neville Gabie spent eighteen months working part-time as artist in residence with the Cabot Institute at Bristol University, funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The Cabot institute brings together academics and scientists from all departments and across several universities, researching risk, uncertainty and climate change. Whist there Neville worked with three materials in particular, Ice, Chalk and Crude Oil.

Towards the end of the residency, working with Social Geographer Merle Patchett and archivist of the Geology Collection, Claudia Hildebrant, a number of the films were installed in the ‘Rock Store’ in the basement of the University. It was an opportunity to show the work to a public audience in an area of the university which is never normally open.

The Greatest Distance– Danielle Arnaud Gallery Jan/Feb 2013

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The Greatest Distance is a self funded project developed after completing the residency on the Olympic Park during construction. It was developed in response the the numerous opinions about the forthcoming Olympic Games and it’s perceived impact on London. Neville invited anyone to write a suggestion as to where the furthest place away from the opening ceremony would be. Based on those suggestions a panel was set up to chose where Neville should go. The panel made up of; David Lillington, critic, Sarah Butler, author, Bill Drummond, artist, Danielle Arnaud, gallery director, Jason Wood, sports historian and archaeologist, Sam Wilkinson, arts consultant, selected a journey to Paris and a visit to see what had happened to the site of their failed bid.

The resulting film and a publication including the full texts of the 100 suggestions was exhibited at Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London

Exploring Solitude- Cheltenham Museum and Art Gallery, March 2012

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Cheltenham Museum and Art Gallery – Gardens Gallery Cheltenham.

Neville Gabie and Joan Gabie were commissioned by the Cheltenham Museum and Art Gallery, funded by New Expressions 2 to make a new work in response to the archive collection of Antarctic Explorer Edward Wilson. In response they completed a project begun whilst Neville was in Antarctica. During his time there he sent a daily email describing his experience. In response Joan did a daily drawing. The work as a whole considers the challenges of communicating over such long distances using contemporary technology. As a comparison their work is book-ended with a letter written by Edward Wilson as he lay dying in Antarctica, with a telegram written by his wife Ory from New Zealand to family back in the UK. The letter and telegram were written three months apart when Edward was already dead and Ory was still under the illusion that all was fine.

The exhibition included a film installation – works on a monitor – original drawings and the limited edition publication

Landscapes of Exploration – Peninsula Gallery Plymouth Jan 2012

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A touring exhibition curated by Liz Wells, Professor of Photography at Plymouth University. The exhibition brings together for the first time, the work of artists and writers who have been to Antarctica as part of the British Antarctic Survey / Arts Council artists and writers programme. Neville Gabie spent four months traveling to and resident at Halley Research Station, the most southerly British base in Antarctica. He is the only artist to date who has been allowed to be based at Halley Research Station.

The exhibition is due to tour to; The Scott Polar Institute and Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge – The Gallery, Bournmouth University in 2013 / 2015