Freya Gabie studied sculpture at Chelsea College of Art and the Royal College of Art.
Her practice is site responsive: focusing on connection and exchange. She works across media, seeking to disrupt the intimate and unconscious interchange between people and place.
Her work is concerned with drawing out social narratives manifest within objects, artifacts, songs and stories found in specific contexts. It seeks to reveal the ways these histories are expressed; how they re-tell the past, or express a version of the present, framing personal and cultural identity.
She regularly works collaboratively with a wide spectrum of individuals and communities both in the UK and abroad. Previous projects include working with an Opera singer to stage a live performance in central London from a coal-hole, a group of miners in the North of England, an entire community in Tower Hamlets, London; forming a continuous day-long A-Capella performance from dawn to dusk; a ‘swansong’ to a medieval garden condemned for demolition and redevelopment. She collaborated with UK financial traders and traditional Lancashire clog dancers to create a clog dance interpreting the financial trading data of BREXIT.