Gabrielle Le Roux

Gabrielle Le Roux is an artist, storyteller and feminist activist who creates travelling exhibitions of portraits drawn from life accompanied by first person narratives around different social issues. Her work pays tribute to people whose rich contributions to society are forgotten, ignored or discriminated against because of their race, gender, class or sexual orientation.

Gabrielle ran Women’s Media Watch South Africa for several years. Her background working broadly with women’s rights, and particularly representation (and lack of it) in the media, informs her current work which is the fusion of her creative and political passions.

Living Ancestors has been exhibited in Dominica, Uganda and South Africa and is at the NiNsee Institute of Dutch Slave History in Amsterdam from September – December 2008. It will be exhibited at the Museum of London Docklands from April - July 2009.