Rachael Coward (b.1995) works in a variety of media. She works to activate spaces with research-based work drawing from the heritage of a place. By creating visual and textual prompts to occupy spaces, she creates environments that challenge their intended uses and also challenge the conventions of reading. Not all of the work is visible. The work exists as open-ended experiences that leave the audience to fill the gaps with their own enquiry.


As well as making artworks she is an art educator and facilitator, frequently working with young people and families. She currently lives and works in Cornwall. 


September 2020 - CAMP Curator/Producer in Residence - Plymouth, UK

January 2019 - Back Lane West - Redruth, UK

February 2018 - Structures Residency at Newlyn Art Gallery - Newlyn, UK


June 2019 - Island Exhibition - Enys House - Penryn, UK

February 2018 - Structures Residency at Newlyn Art Gallery - Newlyn, UK

May 2017 - Falmouth School of Art Degree Show - Woodlane Studios - Falmouth, UK

April 2017 - Gluten Free - Lamorva Basement Studio - Falmouth, UK

February 2017 - Art + Text - 44AD artspace - Bath, UK

September 2016 - Press Gang - Falmouth Art Gallery - Falmouth, UK

September 2016 - SWITCH - Porthmeor Studios - St. Ives, UK

March 2016 - THREE - Woodlane Project Space - Falmouth, UK

November 2015 - G.o F.igure - Lamorva Basement Studio - Falmouth, UK

June 2015 - Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition - Royal Academy of Arts - London, UK

May 2015 - Exhibition 1 -  Woodlane Studios - Falmouth, UK



June 2015 - The Drift - Tate St. Ives - St. Ives, UK


'Circuit: Test, Risk, Change'. Tate and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. 2019

'Family Think and Do Guide'. Newlyn and The Exchange Art Galleries. 2017


'Never Post Your Pants to a Gallery'. Featured on the Circuit-Tate website. 2017

'Here we are at Kestle Barton'. Featured on the Circuit-Tate website. 2016

'The Circuit Magic Bus Tour: CAST'. Featured on the Circuit-Tate website. 2016

'Soundwaves at Porthmeor Studios'. Featured on the Circuit-Tate website. 2016

'Working with Wookey: The Drift'. Featured on the Circuit-Tate website. 2015

​'Artist Simon Fujiwara leads seminar for Fine Art students'.  Featured on the Falmouth School of Art blog. 2015

'Working with Wookey' (written in collaboration with Sophie Ryder). Featured on the Circuit-Tate website. 2015



SWITCH zine - Tate Collective. 2016

Artist Profile - Seven Shades of Black Magazine. Edited by Megan Fatharly. 2016

G.o F.igure Review - Falmouth Art Zine (F.A.Z). Edited by Robert Ive. 2015


2014 - 2017- BA (Hons) Fine Art, Falmouth University

View my university studio journal here

2013 - 2014 - UAL Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Somerset College of Arts and Technology

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