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Gabrielle Leah New


Gabrielle Leah New is a multi-arts practitioner with an expanded performance practice. She is informed by her Butoh, Bodyweather and Improvisation practices and work as a therapist, creating surreal, otherworldly, psychological landscapes as well as teaching and directing.


Gabrielle received a Masters of Fine Art from RMIT, a Graduate Certificate in Art and Community Engagement at Victorian College of the Arts and a Diploma of Theatre Arts at Victoria University. She was a company member of MAU Dance Theatre, NZ and a directing intern with Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre, Brisbane. She currently works with the Environmental Performance Agency and performs and exhibits regularly in Australia and Internationally.


In 2013 Gaby was invited by The Human Theatre Collective, Vancouver to create a site-specific performance, ‘Those that Dare not Grasp the Thorn should never Crave the Rose.’ In 2013, 2014 and 2023 Gaby was supported to go to Poland and work with renowned Butoh performer Atsushi Takenouchi to make new work for the 8 Day Theatre. In 2016 Gaby was a prize winner at The Yarra Sculpture Prize for ‘Persephone 7’ a performance video installation’ and is a finalist in the National Capital Aty Priith her work ‘PLASTICUS’. In 2018 she was supported by the Australia Council to be a guest artist with The Theatre of Friendship in Sri Lanka. In 2019 Gaby collaborated with Carolyn Cardinet for Bleached an exhibition addressing coral bleaching and the accumulation of plastic waste for Art+Climate=Change. Gaby and Carolyn continue to collaborate on sustainable multi-arts installations. In 2022 Gaby received significant funding from The Mornington Peninsula Performing Arts fund to develop and produce her passion project ‘Reclaim the Crone.”

Gabrielle Leah New
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