Neville Gabie

Vitamin Creative Space


Artist in Residence – Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou, China

In 2004 Neville Gabie was invited to spend 6 weeks at Vitamin Creative Space in Guangzhou, China as artist in residence. Developed and funded by the Arts Council and the British Council and working with partners in China, this was part of an extensive programme of exchange opportunities.

Whilt in Guangzhou Neville Gabie developed an range of works most notably ‘Cultural Exchange’ where six unemployed Chinese workers were employed for one day, each given a small budget and asked to go and buy clothing for Neville to wear whilst in China. Each was documented individually prior to Neville adopting the clothing to use whilst working over the residency.

Other work included ‘Workstation’, sound recordings and film footage of street vendors seats and benches. This body of work remains incomplete.