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    Gaby Reade

    GR Symphony for the Seemingly Insignificant, Part Four (edition of 4)

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    Gaby Reade

    GR Symphony for the Seemingly Insignificant, Part two (edition of 4)

Artist Biography

Gaby Reade, of Polish and German descent, immigrated to Aotearoa / New Zealand in 1986 and is based in Ōtautahi/Christchurch. 

She works in printmaking and paints in oil. 

Her work reflects upon the symbiotic relationship of insects and plants, and is an ongoing tribute to their habitat and conservation. She highlights and celebrates the precarious balance of nature, and the beauty of patterns to be found in the world small creatures inhabit.  

In addition she draws on the rich traditional world of storytelling she was brought up in, focusing on the unabridged fairy tales collected and published during the 19th century by the brothers Grimm. 

She is a member of Print Council Aotearoa New Zealand  and the Critique Group Ōtautahi / Christchurch, where peer reviewing each others work and creating a supportive network amongst artists is the core principle.


2023 Celebration, Aratoi, Martinborough, PCANZ, selected group show

2023 Vibrant Brilliant Women, Eastside Gallery, Christchurch
2022 Borderless, Napier NZ and Brisbane Australia
2021 The Colombo, group show with the Associates, Christchurch
2021 A Stone to Strike and a Rock to Stumble over, Ashburton Art Gallery, Ashburton
2020 The Junction, Live in Vacant Spaces, Christchurch
2019 On Our Own, Critique Group Christchurch, Eastside Gallery, Christchurch
2019 Reverie, Pop Up Exhibition, Winter Wander, Christchurch
2019 Transience, Fo Guang Yuan Gallery, Christchurch
2018 Associated, COCA, Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch
2018 Small Print Exhibition, PCANZ, various venues in New Zealand
2018 Celebrating Women’s Suffrage Movement
2018 Overwintering Project, Australia, various venues
2017 Cuban Hurricane Relief, George Fraser Gallery, Auckland
2017 Sanctuary, Artists against Slavery, Arts in Oxford, Oxford
2017 From the Rivers to the Shore, travelling group show North&South Island New Zealand
2017 Te Pataka, Gallery 50, Lyttelton (stories of Banks Peninsula)
2016 Uncommon Ground, The Critique Group Ōtautahi/Christchurch, Artbox, Christchurch
2016 Upfront, The Critique Group Ōtautahi/Christchurch, Chambers 241, Christchurch
2015 In Miniature, Tin Palace, Lyttelton
2015 Hot off the Press, Arts in Oxford, Oxford
2014 Us Now, Arts in Oxford, The Critique Group Ōtautahi/Christchurch, Oxford
2013 Present, Tin Palace, Lyttelton
2013 In Miniature, Tin Palace, Lyttelton
2013 Transit of Dreams, Tin Palace, Lyttelton
2013 Current, Arts in Oxford, The Critique Group Ōtautahi/Christchurch, Oxford
2011 Canterbury our Place, Arts in Oxford, Oxford
2010 Eleven, CoCA, The Critique Group Ōtautahi/Christchurch, Christchurch
2008 Te Ara Whakatau (Creative Routes), finalist CoCA, Christchurch
Solo Shows:
2016 The Frogprince, Bryce Gallery, Christchurch
2015 Are you sitting comfortably? Then let me begin…., Art on the Quay, Kaiapoi
2015 Once Upon a Time, Tin Palace, Lyttelton
2013 Seven Virtues, Two Rivers Gallery, Cheviot
2011 Bread Matters, Selwyn Art Gallery, Darfield
2009 Walter, The Penguin with a Difference,  Orian Powerhouse Gallery, Akaroa
2009 Memory, Silvan Gallery, Christchurch
2008 Foundation, Lyttelton Art Gallery, Christchurch

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