Gabrielle Naptali

ceramic sculptural features and wall work

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Born in Plymouth in 1964


1993-96Edinburgh College of Art, Heriot Watt University BA (hons)
1991-93Yorkshire Coast College of F & H E Scarborough BTech Nat Dip


Dec 13 - Dec 2014Cross Street (5m) Mosaic Resident Artist. A youth project that became intergenerational, funded by Voice Your Choice, involving 5 different organisations to enhance Castle Ward in Scarborough.
Feb 2013 OnwardsCompletion 9, Touring & evolving site specific, Ceramic sculpture installation around Yorkshire & the regions - Everything happens for a reason.
2011 - 2012Resident Mosaic Artist at Gladstone Rd Infants School, Scarborough 5 large scale celebratory panels.
2004 - PresentRange of visual art community projects Connecting Youth Culture, Core Artist, Mentor and Group Work specialist, NYCC
PresentArtist, Art Educator, Project Manager, Exhibition Curator
Present Ceramic artist and sculptor exhibiting and developing new work. The Sculpture Garden is an ongoing, constantly evolving project.
2010 and 2011Scarborough Literature Festival Education Programme; Student Conference 2010/11. Visual artist, multi-art form local folklore project for SLF launch event, The Gytrash of Goathland.
2007 - 2009Team recruitment & cohesion for NYCC's Core Artists (youth arts). Developing and providing bespoke training in Mentoring, Group Working and Evaluation
2009Arts Award facilitator Gold level
2008Institute of Leadership & Management, qualified - Craven College, Tyro Training
2002Youth Work Initial Training Certificate
2001City & Guilds 730 Teaching Certificate
2000GPA Standards Accreditation planning and assessing GNVQs
1997 - 2001
2005 - 2006
Studio Holder Crescent Arts, Scarborough
1998 - 2000Exhibitions Officer, Crescent Arts - Curator.
2001 - 2005Crescent Arts Management
2002 - 2004Projects Officer, Scarborough Festival of Youth Arts and DIY Collective music & arts festival Soundwave
2004 - 2005Visiting Artist & Project Manager, Local Network Fund - youth project
2004 - 2006Visiting Artist, Next Choice, drug and alcohol dependency group
2008Exhibition Curator, NYCC Children & Young People's Arts Strategy launch.
2001 - 2002Occupational Therapy, Ayckbourn Unit, Cross Lane Hospital (adult mental health), Tees & NE Yorks NHS Trust
2000 - 2001WEA Artist Lecturer for mental health Survivors group
1999 - 2002Crescent Arts, Lead Artist and Youth Arts Outreach Project Manager
1998 - 2001Ceramics Lecturer - Yorkshire Coast College
1996 - 1999Ceramics Lecturer - Community Education Service
1984 - 1986Designer/ maker leather clothing - Diablo Leather Design

Selected Exhibitions, Residencies and Projects

Dec 13 - Dec 2014Cross Street (5m) Mosaic Resident Artist. A youth project that became intergenerational, funded by Voice Your Choice, involving 5 different organisations to enhance Castle Ward in Scarborough.
Feb 2014 - Sept 14'Dancing Twist' permanent kinetic sculpture, with Can Do, Don't Lose & Re-use, disabled young adults steering group, in metal for Beryl Burton Cycle Path, Knaresborough.
3 April - 25 May 2013Dutch House Yorkshire, Winter into Spring, (part 2) Completion 9, Ceramic Sculpture installation. Exploring new life after old.
March 2013Mosaic for Cross Street, nr Market Hall, Scarborough with local community
Feb 2013Coastival Festival, Scarborough, Completion 9 - Ceramic sculpture installation - Seeking the unifying strands of life.
Nov 2011 - Oct 2012Artist commission mosaic - 5 large panels'Journeys' Gladstone Rd Infant School anniversary
June 2011Retailing ceramic works at Coast Gallery Cloughton
June 2011Two garden sculpture commissions, Robin Hoods Bay and Scarborough town
June 2011Mosaic commission
June 2011Mosaic residency, Visiting Artist for Harrogate BC Woodfield park
June 2011Visiting Artist CultureShock site Decor 7 3x Schools days workshops
April 2011Scarborough Literature Festival workshop, ceramic book sculpture
April 2011Visiting Artist Barrowcliff (youth) two large murals in paint
Spring 2011Artist 8 week project Filey Youth Centre murals for youth space
2010-2012Visual Artist Wingbeats, iMove, Culptural Olympiad project in E Riding. Collaboration with RSPB, Exhibition at Sewerby Hall and Lightweight with primary schools
10,11,12,18,19.06.11North Yorkshire Open Studios 2011 - sales from the studio - Sculpture Garden open to the public.
17.02.11 - 03.04.11The South Street Gallery - MINI ART SHOW. 6x4" postcard sized porcelain crackle tiles 'Glyph' series.
06.12.10 - ongoingWoodend Arts & Crafts Gallery - selling exhibition and permanent display as invited artist
Aug 2010Visiting artist at Safeway Centre, Scarborough, large mural for a children’s play area with young people
11.09.10'Landmark' selected for Crescent Gardens Arts Trail, Scarborough. Site specific wet clay temporary installation using eight different clays, with environmental emphasis.
08.10 - 24.11.10Resolutions - Solo ceramic art exhibition at Electric Angel Gallery, Museum Terr. Scarborough
2011 FebStarting Place - permanent site specific tile installation at Woodend Creative Artspace, launch event talk for Coastival 2011
2010Selected for North Yorkshire Open Studios
2010Two ceramic wall pieces selected for Pindar East Coast Open, Scarborough Art Gallery
2010Key Funded Artist Residency estate youth group, mosaic & ceramic panels to improve neighbourhood and access /inclusion of community centre
2009 - 2010Visiting Artist making site decor for Culture Shock Festival lead up and environmental art workshops, NYCC
2008Selected for the Flying Start Women's Programme (National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship).
2008Critical consultation with Head of Bradford College through Art Connections
2007 - PresentCreative Coast Network active member, Scarborough Coast
2007NoitulovE exhibition installation of ceramics & digital animation at Crescent Arts Gallery
2008Two ceramic wall panels, Gallows Close Play Centre, Positive Activities for Young People
2008Visiting Artist ceramic wall panel, Ryedale Special Families
2007Mosaic commission 4 large panels from ideas by Whitby school children, Airy Hill Play Park, Whitby
2003Dinosaur Coast Project with Youth Offending Team, mosaic & stone 'compass' Burton Riggs, Scarborough
2002Very large scale mosaic - Uniting the Community, made with groups & individuals, Scarborough Police Station improvements
2001Involved in development of NHS National Service Framework for The National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, Mental Health NHS Trust
2000Drawing exhibition at Blue Train bar, Scarborough
1999Crescent Arts Studio Holders at Dean Clough, Halifax
1999Out of the Studio Exhibition, Scarborough Art Gallery
1999Crescent Arts Studio Holders show at Eastthorpe Visual Arts, Mirfield
1999Exterior painted mural - Our Town from the sea, 'Gladstone Rd Infants' School, Scarborough
1997Solo Exhibition Touching Earth, Crescent Arts Gallery
1997Artist Residency in Swaledale with Isaac Newton School (residential)
1997Artist Residency, Isaac Newton School, East Hull
1996Commission, large scale Surrealist interior mural for Home & Dry Scarborough Foyer


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