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Everything Must Go

Freya Gabie, the winner of our twelve weeks neo::residency 2016 has produced a new body of work, ‘EVERYTHING MUST GO’ which is being shown in the neo:gallery from now until next January. Her work draws on the history of Bolton, its long established role in the textile industry and the major part it played during the Industrial Revolution as well as exploring contemporary Bolton, and the culture, people and stories she uncovered there.


Freya’s work sits in the space between poetry and documentary, the surreal and the conceptual. She re-tells stories, taking them from the very ordinary into the realms of the romantic sublime; from grand endeavour to gentle gesture. She works responsively to her environment: provoking a conversation with place, using the particular materials and artefacts found within that context as gathered components. 


As part of the show she has also produced as site specific work on Bridgeman Street, Bolton, which can be seen on a billboard, from the 7th to 21st November.  

Freya Gabie was born in South-West England and studied Sculpture at Chelsea College of Art and The Royal College of Art. She has exhibited in numerous exhibitions throughout the UK and abroad.


17th November 2016 - 8th January 2017
Open Thursday to Sunday 11am – 5pm

The Market Place
Bolton BL1 2AN
United Kingdom


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