Neville Gabie

The Edge of Things

The Edge of Things Joan and Neville Gabie

Blickling Hall Norfolk. May 16th 2019 – October 27th 2019 

Neville and Joan Gabie have been commissioned by the National Trust Trust New Art programme to make work in response to the library of Books. Blickling Hall has the largest library of books in any National Trust House, some 12,500 books from early manuscripts, to the bulk of the collection, from the age of Enlightenment. 


Neville and Joan have selected three subject areas to respond to; Natural History, Language, and Science. In particular they are responding to a number of specific books including;

Eliot Bible – printed in Cambridge Massachuesetts 1663

Micrographia, or Minute Bodies – Robert Hooke 1665

Harmonia Macrocosmica 1661

Sphaera Mundi – Johannes De Sacrobusso – 1478

Historia Animalium – Conrad Gessner 1551- 1558