The art practice of Gabrielle Bates has evolved over 30 years into an immersive investigation of how we occupy, understand and enchant place. In 2007 Gabrielle undertook a year-long residency in Kuala Lumpur, which led to subsequent residencies in Penang, Manila and Australia. These experiences introduced her to more community-inclusive approaches to cultural production, as well as prompting her master’s research into Witchcraft, ritual and creative site activation. She works in numerous mediums including painting, sculpture, installation and performance, and has recently added photo media to her repertoire. In Australia, Gabrielle’s artworks have been selected for highly-regarded award exhibitions, she has received numerous commissions, and produced 13 solo exhibitions. Gabrielle also runs Cloudbough Residency on Wiradjuri Land in Kandos, regional NSW for creative and cultural producers.