Approved: 12.01.2009

Gabrielle Hoad

Artist, Writer

Approved: 12.01.2009

Gabrielle Hoad makes drawings, objects and digital works that address the gap between the world and our representations of it. By testing the limits of objective observation and description, her work often brings the inherent human presence into focus. She has made work with and for sites including an organic farm (Foreign Soil) and a retail district (Stowage). Project collaborators have included glider pilots, homing pigeons, biologists, engineers and programmers. 

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  • Location: Exeter, South West
  • Activities: Practice-based research, Residencies, Critical writing, Studio practice
  • Categories: Digital, Drawing, Environment, Photography, Sculpture
  • Tags: bird flight, art science, drawing, photography, bananas, 3D printing, digital, botanic, data, surveillance
 
 

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    Biography

    Gabrielle Hoad makes drawings, objects and digital works that address the gap between the world and our representations of it. By testing the limits of objective observation and description, her work often brings the inherent human presence into focus. She has made work with and for sites including an organic farm (Foreign Soil) and a retail district (Stowage). Project collaborators have included glider pilots, homing pigeons, biologists, engineers and programmers. 

    Building on her interest in animal surveillance and the way scientific knowledge is constructed, she has recently been working with the idea of the hide – a camouflaged structure that seeks to efface the presence of the human observer and encourage 'natural' behaviour in those observed.

    CV & Education

    Exhibitions

    2015 - Illegitimate Objects Oxford Mathematical Institute

    2015 - Foreign Soil, Environment & Sustainability Institute, Penryn, Cornwall 

    2015 - Columbarium, Gallery 333, Exeter Phoenix

    2014 - Salisbury Open Print, Salisbury Arts Centre

    2014 - Breaking of Tulips, Oxford Botanic Garden

    2014 - PILOT, Artspace 101, Plymouth University

    2013 - The Library of Lost Books, Library of Birmingham and touring

    2013 - Drawn Together, Musgrove Gallery, Taunton, Somerset

    2012 - neoreplicants: Digital Art Commission 2012, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter

    2012 - [in]visible, Exeter Phoenix Cafe Bar, Exeter

    2011 - Bridging the Gap, Hatch Space, London 

    2010 - Nexus, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter

    2010 - Stowage, West Quarter, Exeter and Barnaby Festival, Macclesfield

    2009 - Drawn In, Sidcot Arts Centre, Somerset

    2009 - Torre Abbey Contemporary Open, Devon

    2008 - River Bovey Walk, Bovey Tracey Town Hall, Devon

    2007 - Bibliomania, Holden Gallery, Manchester

    2007 - Mind as Machine, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

    Projects/events/collaborations

    2015 - Associate Artist, Preston Street Union

    2014 - Textually Active, KARST, Plymouth

    2013 - The Great British Banana - Loophole Supplements #6

    2012 - Associate Artist, A Gift for Somerset, OSR Projects and Weissensee School of Art, Berlin

    2011 - HEIST, Guildhall Shopping Centre, Exeter

    Awards and affiliations

    2016 -  Associate Artist –  Exeter Phoenix Creative Hub

    2015 - Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust Award

    2014-15 - Creative Affiliate, ESI/RANE Creative Exchange, Falmouth

    2013-14 - AA2A Artist, Plymouth University

    2013-14 - Arts Council Grants for the Arts funding in support of Solid Air

    2006 - Natalie Sitar Memorial Prize, University of Plymouth, Exeter

    Press/publications

    2015 - Illegitimate Objects - exhibition publication, Oxford Mathematical Institute

    2015 - The further away they are – Digital Creativity 26:1

    2015 - Culture & Review Show, Phonic FM – 5 February 2015

    2014 - The Principal of Limited Sloppiness N. Davies (Editor)

    2013 - Bringing Back the Book – J. Glaser & S. Kruse, Library of Lost Books

    2009 - Fragmentation – TRACEY Drawing and Visualisation Research Journal

    2009 - Torre Abbey Contemporary Open 2009 – exhibition catalogue

    2008 - The Art of Blogging – Jane Watt, a-n Collections

    2007 - Mind as Machine – exhibition catalogue, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery