Mega – Events Cities
Public 53 published Public Journal, Canada, Edited by Peter Dickinson, Kirsty Johnston, Keren Zaiontz 2016
During the summer of 2015 Neville Gabie was invited as a guest speaker at a conference in Vancouver, Canada focused on the impact od host cities of holding Mega Events – particularly sporting events such as the Olympics and Football World Cup. Neville Gabie was invited to speak about his as Artist in Residence during the construction of the Olympic Park in London, host of the 2012 Olympic Games. This recent publication, based on an interview with Keren Zaiontz looks at that work as well as referring to his wider practice.
For the full interview text please see PDF Gabie_Public53
You are invited to Behave
Cambridge Rules 1848 –
a new commission by Neville Gabie and Alan Ward
Neville Gabie and Alan Ward have been commissioned by Cambridge City Council to create a significant new artwork celebrating Cambridge’s special contribution to the creation of the football rules. Said to be the first written rules for football as it is played today, they were specifically written for university students playing on Parker’s Piece in Cambridge.
The commission is due to be completed by the end of 2017
Please see the press release for more information, or go to the project website.
BeHave Residency, Belval Luxembourg. November 2015 – May 2016
Neville Gabie has recently been selected as one of nine International artists to develop a new work during a four month residency in Luxembourg. Belval is a former steel blast-furnace complex, the structures of which have been preserved and restored. Currently the whole area is being redeveloped as the University of Luxembourg. Neville will begin his residency in late November 2015 and complete it by May2016.
The whole project is being curated by Stephanie Delcroix and Michael Pinsky; http://delcroixpinsky.com/projects/behave/
Participating artists are; S. Attie – D. Von Berner – W. Engelen – Feipel & Bechameil – A. Francesco – N. Gabie – J. Kopp – G. Licari – D. Rickard
what a fantastic week – thank you to everyone for their support –
Please see our facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/BPABreakGround
Breaking Ground – FINALPress Release
Breaking Ground is a site specific project funded by ACE and supported by the National Football Museum, Manchester. Initiated by Neville Gabie and archaeologist Jason Wood, and working with artists Alan Ward, Louise O’Reilly, Giorgio Garippa, and Oliver Palmer, archaeologist Rob Nichols, historian David Pendleton and the Geophysics Department at Bradford University, the team will spend one week uncovering the history of this once significant football club and ground. Designed by Archibald Leitch, the ground was abandoned in the early 1970’s.
The site will be open to the public during the week of 6th – 12th September and the resulting work will be exhibited at the National Football Museum, Manchester at a date yet to be announced. For a full project proposal please see the PDF.
BREAKING GROUND – PDF
Bideford Black – a new commission.
Neville and Joan Gabie have recently been selected by Flow Projects and the Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, to develop a new work in response to the naturally occurring pigment, Bideford Black. The work will be developed over 2014/15 with an exhibition to be held in September 2015. Neville and Joan will be working in collaboration with Professor Ian Cook, Social Geographer at Exeter University.
For more info see;
On Big Drawings – Columbia College, Chicago, USA October 2nd – November 1st 2014
Curated by Friedhard Kiekeben, Neville Gabie’s Video work, Experiments in Black and White VII will form part of the exhibition. For more details see;
Curated by Jeni Walwin and Tammy Bedford on behalf of WOMAD, Neville Gabie will be showin existing work as well as developing a new commission specifically for WOMAD.
Art Review – David Lillington
The film which follows the building and competitive coastal racing of a St Ayles Skiff by Coigach Community Rowing in Achiltibuie will be screened at several locations during Autumn 2014 and Spring 2015
Achiltibuie Community Hall – Summer Isles Festival, Scotland
Findhorn Arts Festival, Scotland
Anstruther Fisheries Museum, Scotland
Kinsale Arts Festival, Ireland,
Up Projects Floating Cinema, London.
Neville Gabie has been invited as a guest speaker at the International Conference ‘The Life and Death of the Arts in Cities after Mega-Events’. The conference takes place form the 13-16th August 2014 at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, in Vancouver Canada. He will be speaking specifically about his time as the first artist in residence on an Olympic Park during construction in London leading up to the 2012 Olympic Games. He will also talk about his post-Olympic Project, ‘The Greatest Distance’ and his experience, both positive and negative about the impact of the games on London and the arts.
For Further information
WOMAD 2014 – Experiments in Black and White
Between July 24 – 27th Neville Gabie developed a new commission for WOMAD ‘Collective Breath’ as well as showing new and existing films and doing a performance work on three days. Curated by Tammy Bedford and Jeni Walwin, the work was reviewed by David Lillington for Art Review Online. To see the review;
Neville Gabie has been commissioned by Jeni Walwin and Tammy Bedford on behalf of WOMAD to show existing works and to develop a new work for the 2014 music festival. Please see PDF brochure below.
WOMAD LEAFLET – PDF
Final approval has recently been granted by Cambridge City Council for a new Commission by Neville Gabie. Over the next five years a linear orchard of every variety of UK apple trees, [approx 1200 different varieties] will be planted marking out routes from the Botanical Garden to the Southern edges of the City. Please see the dedicated website for further information
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Playing Away – the limited edition series of Southern African goalpost photographs is currently on exhibition with Map Projects in Pretoria, South Africa
On May 16th the first public screening of AFLOAT took place in Achiltibuie community hall to a packed audience. More dates and venues to be announced shortly
AFLOAT – Special Screening in Achiltibuie 16th May 2014
A first screening of Neville Gabie’s recent film AFLOAT will take place in Achiltibuie on 16th May to coincide with the Coigach Community Rowing Regatta . Filmed over the course of one year, the film follows the construction of a St Ayles Skiff and a seasons racing. Commissioned by IOTA [Inverness Old Town Art] the film has been made with; Emma Dove, Becky Thomson, Stuart Ward and with the support of Coigach Community Rowing. Everyone Welcome.
WOMAD 24th / 27th July 2014
Neville Gabie has recently been commissioned to be the visual artist at this years WOMAD Festival. Curated by Jeni Walwin and Tammy Bedford, Neville will be showing existing film based works as well as making a new piece of work specifically for the festival. Details to follow.
Cambridge Community Collection
Final approval has recently been given for a new five year project in South Cambridge by Neville Gabie. The intention, to plant a forest of apple trees of every variety – approximately 2,700, from the city centre outwards in South Cambridge. Commissioned by Cambridge City Council, managed by Nadine Black, a website and public launch will take place in June 2014.
Modern Art Projects – Richmond, Northern Cape Province, South Africa.
During Feb/March 2014 Neville Gabie will be in residence developing the work he began here in 2012.
Initiated by Harrie Siertsema, MAP is a response to the economic crisis faced by many isolated rural towns across South Africa.
For further information about the work;
A one-off screening of selected moving image works by Jerwood Drawing Prize 2013 artists Neville Gabie and Marie Von Heyl 25/10/2013
Landscapes of Exploration – The British Antarctic Survey Artists and Writers Programme, curated Liz Wells
Experiments in Black and White VII
has been selected for this years Jerwood Drawing Prize Exhibition. The Exhibition at the Jerwood Space runs from 11th Sept – 27th October.
PV Tuesday 10th Sept 6.30-8.30pm
Jerwood Visual Arts, Jerwood Space, 171 Union Str, London SE1 0LN
Archiving Oil – Earth Sciences Building Bristol University. May / June 2013
Neville Gabie was commissioned by the Cabot Institute at Bristol University to be artist in residence from summer 2012- summer 2013, funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The Cabot Institute brings together scientists and academics from all departments to work together collaboratively in response to climate change, risk and uncertainty.
Archiving Oil is the first opportunity to see what Neville has been up to. An installation for a limited number of days has been installed in the basement and rock store [archive] of the Earth Sciences Faculty in the Will Memorial Building, Bristol. Working with Social Geographer, Merle Patchett, the exhibition focuses on our relationship and dependence on an oil based economy. Neville will be showing four new video works.
Lily Rose – Launch at Old Dornie
The Lily Rose was launched on April 19th 2013 with a fantastic send-off. Over the next few months she will be tested and prepared, first for the Achiltibuie Regatta, and then the World Championships.
Lily Rose skiff – under construction in Achiltibuie, Scotland
Neville Gabie embarked on a new project commissioned by IOTA [Inverness Old Town Arts] in September 2012 to make a film about the construction, launch and first season of the Skiff Lily Rose. Built by Coigach Rowing, the film will be as much about the remote highland community of Achiltibuie, the community and the spirit of rowing as about the boat itself.
Neville is working with assistant documentary film maker Emma Dove, Sound Recordist Becky Thompson and editor Stuart Ward.
The project is well under way now and the skiff almost complete – The Launch next
Richmond, Northern Cape, South Africa.
Neville Gabie spent one month in 2012 working at Map Projects, Richmond at the invitation of Harrie Siertsema. Neville has begun a new body of photographic and film based works which it is hoped will be continued during 2013. This is an ongoing collaboration so please look out for more news.