Freya Gabie A River and A Line
Saturday 10 February, 4pm

Wednesday 21 February, 6.30pm

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Dissonant Landscapes

Freya Gabie A view from the Paso del Norte bridge, of El Paso and Ciudad Juarez


Please join us  for an afternoon or an evening with Freya Gabie to discuss her experience of living and working on the U.S/Mexican border. The artist will recall her time with the communities she collaborated with, the stories and places she explored. She will read excerpts of the text A River and A Line that she wrote in response to her time in El Paso and Ciudad Juarez, for a publication about contested spaces to be published by Southampton University.

This will also be an opportunity to view her solo show Duet showcasing some of the works made while in residency on the Mexican/U.S border.

Freya Gabiestudied sculpture at Chelsea College of Art and the Royal College of Art. Her work is site responsive and she regularly works collaboratively with individuals and communities in the UK and abroad, from opera singers, clog dancers, and archaeologists, to iron miners, and many people in between. She has exhibited and been commissioned widely, both internationally and in the UK. Previous projects include: Duet The Bar, El Paso, USA, All Fired Up a collaborative commission with Historic England responding to the Ceramic Industry of Stoke on Trent and Poole, Hold The Line Journeying aboard the Dr Fridtjof Nansen vessel with the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research down the South West coast of Africa, Leonardo Da Vinci, A life in Drawing, Bristol Museum, Palsmuseum, Sweden, Chateaux De Bosmolet, Diep-Haven Festival France, USF Art Centre, Norway, Neo:Bolton, 108 New York, Fljotstunga Iceland and Fraconia Sculpture Part USA. She is currently undergoing a public artowork commission for UCL for the new neurological research hospital being built on Gray's Inn Road for the IoN, DRI, and UCLH. Freya has just returned from a residency in Bangalore, India, where she has been responding to two historical gardens, Lalbagh Botanic garden and Cubbon Park, towards an exhibition at Artcore, Darby, UK in spring 2024.