Rachels Biography

Rachels Biography

Rachel’s Biography


1984 -‘89 BA First Class Honours Degree in Sculpture, N.C.A.D. Dublin.

1988 Exchange student, Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland.


2013 ‘SEA CHANGE’ Ashford Gallery, RHA Ely Place, Dublin.

1999 ‘FEED’ Installation, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin.

1996 Residency and Exhibition in La Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille

1993 - ‘94 ‘SELENE’ Installation, Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Arts Council, Gallery, Belfast.


2015 VUE, Solomon Gallery, RHA Gallaher Gallery, Co Dublin

2014 Boyle Arts Festival Main Exhibition, Boyle, Co Roscommon

2014 Dublin BienniaI

2014, CHQ, IFSC Docklands, Dublin

2012 Deighton Hall, ‘The Nine stones Artists’ as part of EIGSE

2011 CAST 25, Solomon Gallery.Dublin & James Wray & Co Gallery, Belfast 2010 Festival Ali Exhibition, EPA, Johnstown Castle, Wexfoed

2009 -14 Nine Stones Artists Group Show at Norman Gallery, Wexford & Borris House

2005 - 13 RHA annual Exhibition 2005 Forty Shades of green Gluckman Gallery, Cork

2004 In the Time of Shaking’ Ali for Amnesty. IMMA 2002 ‘Art.pack Auction’ The Irish Hospice Foundation, RHA.

2001 - 02 RHA Annual Exhibition RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin

2000 Fusion, Dunamaise, Theatre and Centre for Visual Arts, Portlaoise

1999 Multiples X, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios.

1997 ‘Critics Choice’, RHA, Gallagher Gallery, Dublin.

1996 RHA Annual Exhibition, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin.

1996 NCAD 250 Drawings, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin.

1994 Siolru ‘94 RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin.

1993 Oireachtas ‘93, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin.

1991 Espace ‘91, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin.

1990 Sculpture in Context, Fernhill Gardens, Sandyford, Co. Dublin.

1987 S.A.D.E. Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork.


2015 ‘Waggle Dance’ Collaborative Sculpture, Iontas Building,NUI, Maynooth

2013 ’ Instinct’ walkway along river Moy, Ballina, co Mayo. Mayo Co council.

2012 ‘Golden Apple’ St Nessan’s College, Limerick.

2009 ‘Guiding Star’ Port Oriel, Clougherhead. Louth Co Council

2007 ‘Love All’ Templogue Village, South Dublin Co Council

2007 Clutch Baltray, Drogheda, Louth, Co. Council.

2006 ‘Mother of Pearl’ Private garden, Killiney, Co. Dublin

2005 ‘Free Flow’ North Quay, Dockland Development, Dublin

2004 ‘Noah’s Egg’ outside Veterinary Building, U.C.D, Bellfield, Co Dublin

2003 ‘Arc Hive’ Pearse St Library. Dublin City Council

2002 ‘Moonwalk’ Morecambe, England. Lancashire City Council

2001 ‘Egg’ Redrow Homes, Cardiff, Whales. Cardiff Bay Arts Trust.

2001 ‘Starboard’ Gregg’s Quay, Belfast, Laganside Corporation.

2001 ‘Eccentric Orbit’, Portmarnock, Co. Dublin Collaboration

1999 ‘Mothership’, Newtownsmith, Sandycove, Co. Dublin 1998 ‘Stable Rocks’, Simmonscourt Road, Ballsbridge

1997 ‘Shoreline’, Strand Road, Derry, N. Ireland, Derry City Council.

1997 ‘Melt Down’, Newcastle upon Tyne Eco Centre, Collaboration.

1996 ‘Perpetual Motion’. Naas by Pass Collaboration, Kildare, Co. Council.

1995 Weather Vane & Pool, Dublin Castle, Office of Public Work (O.P.W.).

1994 ‘A Spine Path’, Library Headquarters, Clare Co Co , Ennis, Clare

1992 ‘Red Stone’, (O.P.W.) Visitors Centre, Kilrush, Co. Clare.

1991 ‘Wood Key Walk’ Winetavern Street / Patrick Street project. DCC

1990 ‘Solas na Glasrai’. The Green Light. DCC

1988 Dublin Millennium Sculpture Symposium ‘88 ‘Peoples Island.


2014 Nominated for Golden Fleece Award (Commendation winner)

2012 Artlinks Visual Arts Bursary, Carlow Co Council.

2005 Elected Full Member of The Royal Hibernian Academy

1999 Visual Arts Bursary, Arts Council of Ireland.

1997 Joint recipient for ‘The Cream of Irish Awards in Sculpture ‘97’.

1994 Macaulay Fellowship, Arts Council of Ireland.

1993 Arts Council of Ireland, Travel Grant.

1987 Bank of Ireland Bursary award, S.A.D.E., Crawford Gallery, Cork.


2013 Invited Selector for open submission Carlow arts festival

1995 - 1997 Teaching Core Studies, National College of Art & Design.

1994 ‘Cornerstone Project’ An Architectural and Artistic Design Team

1994 Coordinated WorkshopslExhibition ‘Song of Myself, IMMA

1990 Teaching, Douglas Hyde Gallery Workshops.


Bank of Ireland Allied Irish Banks - The Gallery of Photography Temple bar Gallery - Temple Bar Properties National Self Portrait Collection - OPW ,Office Of Public Works