Gabriela Georges is a Syrian-Australian spoken word poet, singer, and community arts worker.
Her work often explores love, loss, identity, and nature. She uses poetry and music to connect, share insights, and increase understanding around challenging experiences. Gabriela has performed at festivals such as the Light in Winter Festival, Women of the World Melbourne, and the Melbourne Writers Festival. In 2018, she joined the West Writers' Group, a writers' collective based in Footscray, and started performing songs in her first language (Arabic) as part of an ongoing collaborative project called Bukjeh.
Gabriela has been working as an independent artist since 2013 and has completed a Master of Arts and Community Practice at the Victorian College of the Arts. She coordinates community arts projects and facilitates performing arts workshops with community members of varied ages, abilities and backgrounds, including primary school children, youth, and adults. Gabriela thoroughly enjoys collaborating with community members to create meaningful work of their own. In 2015, she started Soul Arts, a community-based project through which she continues to facilitate open spaces where people can share and listen to work on death, dying, grief and loss.