01 Nov 22
Lancaster Arts | Lancaster UK

Rachel will be giving an artist’s talk online at Lancaster Arts November 1st, 2022, 13:00 GMT. This year’s theme is Utopias and the off-branching themes of idealism, dystopias, social conditions, climate issues, imaginary places, political commentary, and whether art can create social change. All are welcome to attend online, including members of the public, the arts, the student community and beyond.

24 Apr 22
Troubled Waters | Dordrechts Museum | Dordrecht NL

To accompany the exhibition Troubled Waters, a mini-symposium will be held on 24 April from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Dordrechts Museum, Museumstraat 40, Dordrecht, the Netherlands. The two lectures: We and the water – the role of the cultural imagination in times of flooding and sea level rise, by Lotte Jensen, professor of Dutch literary and cultural history, Radboud University, Nijmegen; and Art and Ecology, by Alice Smits, director and curator of Zone2Source in Amsterdam, and researcher art and ecology, Rietveld Academy and VU University, Amsterdam, will be followed by a conversation with the artists and audience, moderated by Katrien Ligt.


06 Apr 22
Ecologies of Drawing: A More Than Human World | Drawing Research Network | UK

Ecologies of Drawing: Living Environments and Human Culture is the first in a series of online events organized by the Drawing Research Network  at Loughborough University investigating ecologies of drawing. Sarah Casey, Ivana Wingham and I will present papers on the interrelationships between living environments and human culture. The event will be chaired by Serena Smith, a practice-led PhD student at Loughborough University whose research explores the generative intersection between language and stone lithography.

The event is also available to watch here.

20 Jan 21
AER Conversation | Banff Centre for the Arts | Banff Canada

The Art for the Environment Residency Programme (AER) offers fully funded residencies to recent UAL graduates to explore concerns that define the 21st century – biodiversity, environmental sustainability, social economy and human rights. I took part in the programme at Banff Centre for the Arts in 2017. This conversation discussing our experiences there took place between myself, Lucy Orta, artist and the founder the AER Programme, and Brandy Dahrouge, the Director of Visual Arts at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.

Link to the conversation here

01 Nov 19
Drawing Research Forum | Drawing Room | London UK

At the Autumn 2019 session of Drawing Research Forum, organized by the Drawing Room in London, I presented my drawing research paper Undermining Value on the link between drawing, mining and mark-making in a time of ecological crisis. Also presenting their research on the day were: Dominique Baron-Bonarjee, Dr Tamarin Norwood and David Osbaldeston.

My essay is also available to read here