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Rachel is a multi-disciplinary artist working across the mediums of photographic processes, sound recording and performance. Her practice explores our perceptions of sound within environments and how that can be expressed in a visual context. She explores micro level sounds, the physical and material aspects of the body and environment and resonance within analogue instruments. Her research in sound has led to the making of diverse soundscapes for both installations and dance/drawing performance and encompasses both recorded environmental sound, instrument recordings and alternative sound sources using a variety of different microphone techniques. Her work is underpinned by an understanding and appreciation of elements of Japanese philosophy and aesthetics. She is interested in how we listen, where our perceptions of sound arise and how this influences our present experience.

From February 2019 she will be in residence at the East Street Arts Patrick Studios.



Sounds of Winter | Beningbrough Hall, York, UK

In Conversation | RK Burt Gallery, London, UK

ReMastered | Colours May Vary Gallery, Leeds, UK

Movement | Left Bank Art Prize (Selected), Leeds, UK


Nocturne | Sound Installation | National Trust, Beningbrough Hall, York, UK

Nightwatch | (RE((SOUND)) exhibition. A two channel sound installation | Leeds Arts University, UK

‘Is this Ok?’ | Wharf Chambers, Leeds, UK

‘Approaching Nocturne’ | Studio 24, Leeds, UK

Stranieri | Residency at Casa deli Artisti | Trentino, Italy

Fragile Sounds | Heart Gallery, Leeds, UK

Sea Forms | Women Art Food | The Leeds Gallery, UK

Huia & Auk | The Forge, Camden, Ghosts of Gone Birds – Live Art Studio, London, UK