Gabrielle Powell

artists statement

Powell is passionate about up-cycling, reusing and recycling. She is an active scavenger, bringing things home from the tip, holidays or collecting useful treasures to incorporate into her next basket. She enjoys the challenge of making baskets from unconventional materials such as tubing, cabling, plastic, wire – items that would normally be discarded. Recycled materials of lesser quality are up-cycled to create new innovative artworks, baskets and light shades – if it’s flexible; it can be woven! Powell’s works are quirky, colourful and sturdy.


Professional Training
2017     Management Internship People of The Sun Malawi Africa

2011      Diploma of Community Service Coordination, ACWA Sydney

2009        Diploma of Community Services – Distinction TAFE Bega

2001      Certificate IV Workplace Trainer & Assessor SERTEC Bega NSW

1992      Graduate Diploma Education Monash University Gippsland, Victoria

1985      Bachelor Visual Art (Ceramics) Canberra School of Art, ACT

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018      Upcycle Lazy Lizard Gallery Cobargo

2017      Fired & Wired Spiral Gallery Bega

2016      Interwoven II Spiral Gallery Bega

2014 -15       ReVive Art Prize Eurobodalla Shire Moruya

2015      Riot Spring Exhibition Spiral Gallery Bega

2011-15      International Women’s Day Spiral Gallery Bega

2014      TRASHformations South East Arts Eden

2014      Interwoven I Spiral Gallery Bega

2014      Urban Weavings Belconnen Arts Centre Canberra

2013      Beanies from the Heart – A Celebration of Friendship Araluen Arts Alice Springs

2013      Rhyme and Reason – Canberra Basketry Gathering Delegates Belconnen Arts Centre












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