Talisman by Gabrielle Bates



DIMENSIONS (Height - 20.32 cm X Width - 25.40 cm )
MEDIUM ON BASE Mixed Media on Wood
GENRE Abstract
REGISTERED NRN # 000-42587-0134-01
COPYRIGHT © Gabrielle Bates
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Artist: Gabrielle Bates



The art practice of Gabrielle Bates has evolved over 30 years into an immersive investigation of how we occupy, understand and enchant place. A series of national and international art residencies introduced her to community-inclusive approaches to cultural production as well as prompting her masters research into Witchcraft, ritual and creative activism. In Australia, Gabrielle’s art works have been selected for highly-regarded award exhibitions, she has received numerous commissions, and produced 13 solo exhibitions. Gabrielle also runs Cloudbough Residency in Kandos, regional NSW for creative and cultural producers. 

www.gabriellebates.com and @cloudbough


2018 Master of Art (research), UNSW Art & Design, Sydney

1999 Bachelor of Visual Arts with Class 1 Honours, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney

1992 Associate Diploma of Fine Art, Northern Institute Tertiary Education, Sydney



2019   Dub Circle, sound and performance site activation with DJ Semper-Fi, Camperdown Park for EDGE Newtown

2019   Working with the Dead, installation at AIRspace Projects, Marrickville

2019   The Sleep Walkers, collaborative performance with Inner West artists and activists for EDGE Sydenham

2018   Scrywork, solo at Duckrabbit, Sydney

2018   Silent Spirals, collaboration with David Hashimoto, North Sydney Art Prize

2017   Mystic City, solo at Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Sydney

           Tree Shrining, collaborative performance with Inner West Artists & Activists, Sydney

           Spirit Town, collaborative installation at Bankstown Arts Centre

2016   Illuminatrope, collaboration with David Hashimoto, Wollongong Sculpture Prize

2015   18 Ways to Remember & Forget, solo at Sheffer Gallery, Sydney

2012   Antipodisease, solo at Sheffer Gallery, Sydney

2009   Oriented (and the way thither...), solo at Level 17 Gallery, Victoria University, Melbourne

2008   Gods in a Box, solo at Royal Bank of Scotland Gallery, Penang

           Mouth of Flowers, solo at Rimbun Dahan, Kuala Lumpur / Trocadero Artspace, Melbourne

           Carboard Voyage solo at Slot Space, Redfern, Sydney

2006   Flight Path, Jackman Gallery, solo at Melbourne

2005   Growth Theory .101, solo at Jackman Gallery, Melbourne

2001   Points of Conflict, collaboration with Patrick Hobbs, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW

1999   Silence of Jon Benet, solo at Newspace, Rozelle, Sydney

1998   The Scent of Carmen Miranda, collaboration with Robyn Webster, Linden Gallery, Melbourne

1997   Sounding the Abyss, solo at College of Fine Arts Arthaus Gallery, Sydney



2019   InSitu: Australia Street Art Camp resident artists, Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Camperdown

           The Witching Hour, curator Susannah Boothroyd, Ground Zero Space, Marrickville

2018   Survey II, curators Alex Wisser and Leo Cremonese, Clandulla State Gallery Forest

           Animisms, curator Kay Orchison, Mothership Studios, Marrickville

2017   Grow: Art & Ecology, curator Stephanie Peters, Bankstown Arts Centre, Sydney

           Seeing & Being Seen, curator Social Spaces Sydney, UNSW Art & Design, Paddington

           Care & Constraint, curator Ivana Jovanovic, ES74 Gallery, Alexandria

           July Invitational, curator Madeline Preston & Anthony Bautovich, Home@735, Surry Hills

2016   Save Sydney Park, curator Janet Kossy, Corner Gallery, Stanmore

2014   Im/materiality, curator Sharmin Parameswaran, Interpr8 Space, Kuala Lumpur

2012   Distorted Reproductions, curator David Greenhalgh, Seymour Centre, Sydney

2011   Stone Project, curator Gabrielle Boros, Substation No. 9 Gallery, Indiana, USA

2009   Stick with the Enemy, curator Lena Cobangbang, Mospace, Manila

2008   Second Glance, curator Agnes Lim, Singapore Festival of Arts, Singapore

           Shifting Boundaries, curator Noor Manun Mohomed, Rimbun Dahan, Kuala Lumpur

2007   Wednesdays I’m-n-love, Green Papaya Art Project, curator Norberto Roldan, Manila

           00.15 Superstar, curator Laura Fan, Rimbun Dahan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1998   Alumni, curators Brad Buckley & Geoffrey Weary, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney

1997   Surge, curator Lisa Havilah & Glen Barkley, Wollongong Project Space, New South Wales

1995   Audio Tours, curator Dr Nigel Helyer, Artspace, Sydney

           Group Loop, curator Geoffrey Weary, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1994   Love & Fascination, curator Su Baker, First Draft, Sydney



2020   The Henry Award winner, Linden Postcard Show, St Kilda, Melbourne

2019   Fishers Ghost Art Award finalist, Mosman Art Prize finalist, North Sydney Art Prize finalist

2018   Inner West Council Arts & Culture Grant, Greenway Art Prize finalist, UNSW Art & Design

            HDR Faculty Travel Grant recipient

2017   Tim Olsen Drawing Prize, finalist, Blacktown Art Prize finalist, North Sydney Art Prize finalist

             Eden Gardens Sculpture Prize finalist

2016   Wollombi Sculpture Prize, finalist, Greenway Small Sculpture Prize finalist

             Wollongong Bicentennial Sculpture Award finalist

2015   Reimagine Art Prize finalist, North Sydney Art Prize finalist

2013   North Sydney Art Prize finalist

2007   Mandorla Art Award finalist

2006   Portia Geach Portraiture Prize finalist, Willoughby Art Prize finalist

2003   Willoughby Art Prize winner

2000   Tropicana Film Festival top ten national finalist

1999   University of Sydney medal


2020 Critical Path & Cementa Mysteries Lab, Kandos, Australia

2019 The Gunyah (Fries Foundation Residency), Port Stephens, Australia

2018 University of Sydney Indigenous Land Care Field Study, NT Australia

2012 Cherrycake Studios, Artist in Residence Program, George Town, Penang

2008 Malihom Artist in Residence Program, Balik Pulau, Penang

2007 Rimbun Dahan Artist in Residence Program, Kuala Lumpur

2000 Bathurst Regional Gallery Program, Hill End

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