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Rachel McGivern

Rachel McGivern is a visual artist exploring hands-on processes and everyday materials. Rachel is interested in tactile exploration, play and design. How to learn through creativity or express an idea or emotion through art making. Her practice combines printmaking, drawing, design, ceramics and photography.

My favourite object is the found sculpture of a broom handle without any bristles that sits on the windowsill in the cottage sitting room. Soft worn grey wood, punctured with holes, it is a visually pleasing object, totally obscuring its original purpose, and positioned with as much value as artist-made paintings and sculptures in the room. I like its surprising origins and playful reinterpretation.