Photo: Rachel Gibson in Carlisle, North West

Rachel Gibson

Artist, Film-maker, Writer, Lecturer / academic

Rachel Gibson's paintings, prints and artists books reflect an intuitive involvement with imagery and ideas that are central to the notion of memory and sense of place. Inspiration comes from sources which can be loosely described as historical and poetic and it is the exploration of drawing as a physical link between thought, experience and language that has become a central part of her practice. The ancient landscape of the North Pennine Fells combined with memories of ancient sites visited on worldwide travels form a basis for visual development. Drawn and painted records of hidden and intimate spaces found in the natural world suggest shelter and growth but also hint at fragility and loss. Drawing plays an important part in the making of all her work. The exploration of how marks construct layers upon a surface, effectively enacting their own independent histories. This is a process of finding and then losing, like thought processes, like memories. Rachel works with different drawing, printmaking and painting media and techniques, sometimes combining them with video and sound to create imagery which is both subtle and mysterious.

Location Carlisle, North West
Activities Practice-based research, Creative writing
Artforms Animation, Book Works, Drawing, Painting, Text
Tags nature, sense of place, memory, experience, drawing, animated poem, nest, cup and ring marked stones, ancient places, landscape

News & Events

  • GROUND - a group exhibition

    15/09/2014 – 28/09/2014
    Florence Mine, Egremont, Cumbria, CA22 2NR

    GROUND is a group exhibition which explores the use of natural earth pigments developed by Florence Paintmakers. The exhibition is part of C- art Open Studios Preview Friday 12th September

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