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Festive Drawing Workshop

Festive Drawing Workshop

Join me for a festive workshop at The Piece Hall, Halifax on the 3rd of December 11am-1pm. "Rachel will take you on a journey exploring her unique practice developing character sketches. Using a variety of inks and tools including found objects; sticks and feathers Rachel will guide you to develop your own festive window scene. This workshop will begin with a short introductory talk on the artist’s work in The Piece Hall Gallery and then you will create your own character based book display in our workshop space The Hive." £20 includes all materials and complimentary hot drinks and mince...

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I draw with a stick. Two sticks to be precise.

I draw with a stick. Two sticks to be precise.

One is a large impressive stick, the other a small twig taped to a pencil. I've been using the same two sticks since I found them in 1999. Why? You may well ask. The truth is filtered through time but here's roughly the "Why?". During my final year of my Fine Art Degree I remember feeling conflicted & confused about what I was doing & why. I became really interested in exploring something tangible to me, which was my own emotional landscape.  I wanted to try and capture the fleeting emotions, as I experienced them. Sometimes they zipped past at...

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Exhibition at The Piece Hall, Halifax

Exhibition at The Piece Hall, Halifax

My work is currently being shown as part of the Yorkshire Christmas Crackers Exhibition at The Piece Hall Gallery in Halifax. The exhibition showcases artists & makers from Yorkshire. You can visit the exhibition until Christmas Eve, all exhibits are for sale.

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New Studio

New Studio

I've been working hard for the last 3 years as a member of a cooperative called Made in the Valley. Together we imagined & created The Egg Factory. Our vision was to open & manage a creative co-working space because we enjoyed working together, wanted to share our resources & to create a sustainable business with a community at the heart of it. The Egg Factory is based in a former egg packaging unit in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.  This summer I've been encouraged by my ace partners at The Egg Factory to create a studio for myself again- it's...

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Open Studios July 2017...

Open Studios July 2017...

This July I'll be taking part in Hebden Bridge Open Studios. I'll be having a pop up studio in The Egg Factory, Victoria Rd, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8JX from 11am-5pm on the 7th, 8th & 9th of July. You can come along and visit me, see my work & have a chat- I'll be there alongside paper cutting artist Pippa Dyrlaga & illustrator Lousie Lockhart. All three of us usually work in our respective home studios but thought it would be a great chance to show our work & meet with people who'd like to find out more about us. I'll be...

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