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The Other

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The Other

Choreographer: Gabrielle Nankivell

Visual Artist: Pedro Grieg

Residency Dates:

August 12th – 24th 2019

September 23rd – 27th 2019

Performance Dates:

Newcastle Art Gallery – September 27th 2019


It appears the night before a night of rain

In the space between seasons

Between deep night and the dawning of new day.

Mythologised misinformation

Assumption born fear and altercation

This is a you thing

A me thing

A timeless thing

Of beating hearts and bloodied hopes

Of threat and excess

Restraint and dogged desire.

A creature of prejudice

Wild and refined

A mirage in concrete existence

Collecting artefacts and lives.

Drawing on a strange history of fact and fiction The Other is a small exhibit of what was, is and might be…

Created by Gabrielle Nankivell & Pedro Greig

Creature designed & built by Jonathon Oxlade


Working independently and commissioned by leading dance companies, Gabrielle’s work has been widely presented across Australia, Europe and Asia. Recent commissions include, Neon Aether, a new work for Sydney Dance Company’s 50th Anniversary Season 1, Ava, a bespoke solo for Samantha Hines in Dancenorth’s Communal Table for the 2019 Brisbane Festival, Carbon Field with 40 dancers of the Queensland Ballet and Expressions Dance Company for QB’s Bespoke 2018, SURGE for Dancenorth as part of Festival 2018 for the Commonwealth Games and Wildebeest for Sydney Dance Company, nominated for a 2017 Helpmann Award for ‘Best Choreography in a Ballet, Dance or Physical Theatre Production’.

As a dancer Gabrielle honed her dance career in Europe performing for Belgian artists Alexander Baervoets and Ultima Vez/Wim Vandekeybus and collaborating with Jurij Konjar (Slovenia), Raul Maia (Portugal) and Thomas Steyaert (Belgium). She has performed with many Australian companies and independent artists and is currently the Guest Artist with Australian Dance Theatre for The Beginning of Nature.

Gabrielle has been awarded several coveted international choreographic residencies and is the recipient of the Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship, two Impulstanz Vienna DanceWEB Scholarships, the inaugural Keith Bain Choreographic Travel Fellowship, the 2015 Tanja Liedtke Fellowship and an Arts South Australia Fellowship (2019). Gabrielle was also the 2017 Artist in Residence (Contemporary Dance) on faculty at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts.


Pedro Greig is an award-winning photographer, visual artist, film director and music composer. As a constantly curious creative jack-in-a-box, he takes a multi-disciplinary approach to each of his projects whilst employing a wide array of styles and techniques.

As well as appearing in many hardcover books and magazines, his work has been exhibited in Sydney Opera House and Times Square NYC, and has been collected for the State Library of NSW historic archives twice. Canon has commissioned a collection of his images, permanently installed in their Sydney showrooms. Since 2011, he has been Sydney Dance Company’s resident Digital Artist. He travels regularly, and has worked on assignment in Africa, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, New Zealand and North America.

In 2012, Pedro was the curator of VIVID Sydney’s inaugural “Walsh Bay Arts Precinct Light Walk” – the southern hemisphere’s largest arts festival that currently draws over 1.5 million visitors each year. The new walk included 14 sculptural light installations in Sydney’s performing arts district, and extended the festival to be the largest in VIVID’s history in both geographical size and number of artworks. To date, five sculptural works of Pedro’s have been exhibited at VIVID Sydney.

Within 18 months of taking up photography professionally, Sydney Opera House commissioned Pedro to hold a solo photography and short film exhibition in their foyers. The acclaimed exhibition, titled MEMENTO, was a huge success and secured his position as a highly sought after talent both locally and internationally.