Rachael Simpson
b. 1990, lives and works in Scotland
rachael_s@hotmail.co.uk


I see my self as an artist, facilitator, producer and organiser. My practice is informed by participation, collaboration, sharing and exchanging of ideas, teaching and knowledge. I create temporary spaces, platforms and opportunities for individuals and groups to collaborate, to creatively voice untold stories and share experiences, activities and insights. I do this through self-organised events, learning initiatives or workshops, open discussions, publications, language and writing, film and performance.

I often collaborates with her Dad, for Hidden Door Festival 2018, they will take you on a guided tour, drawing upon perceptions of myth and legend.

Education
First Class Degree The Glasgow School of Art BA Fine Art (Hons) Sculpture & Environmental Art
Edinburgh College HNC & HND Contemporary Art Practice

Upcoming/Current

Serve on The Embassy Gallery Committee

 

Curatorial Curriculum, Grand Union Gallery, Birmingham, May - October 2018 (Current)

Artists in Resdience at Edinburgh College, AIR @ Contemporaryartetc... September - Febuary 18 (Current)

Established, organised and running Artist Run Space EPOCH 8 Gallery, Pennywell Road, North Edinburgh (Current)

Exhibtiing at The Hidden Door Festival, Edinburgh May 2018

Selected Exhibitions

2018 – Super Me, Rhythm Machine, The Bongo Club (Edinburgh)
2017 - The Plaza, Embassy Gallery, with EPOCH 8, PEEL EEZY and Mutual Coop (Edinburgh)
2017 - Eh? Whats this? A449 Studio as part of Edinburgh Art Festival 2017 (Edinburgh)
2017 - 19 Rupert Street, Live for the first time since 1967, Glasgow Open House Festival 2017 (Glasgow)
2016 - Its hard to be down when your up, Embassy Gallery (Edinburgh)
2016 - Hand Luggage, The Steambox (Dublin)
2016 - I OPEN SOMETIME, Glasgow International 2016 (Installation) Collaborative exhibition, Gallery Unit, Unit 30, The Savoy Centre (Glasgow)
2016- Excuse me boys, where do you think you’re going? (Installation and mural) Group exhibition, The Bridge at Platform, Easterhouse, (Glasgow)
2015 -Painting (and Decorating),( Performance) The Pig Rock Bothy, Modern One, National Galleries of Scotland (Edinburgh)
2015- Mural Take Over, (participant and curator) Gallery Unit, The Savoy Centre (Glasgow)
2014 -19 Rupert Street (Site specific performance, Live set of original Sandy Deny Album, 19 Rupert Street. first performed in 1969) West End (Glasgow)
2014 -Sea in Red, (participant and curator) 695 Gallery, Queens Cross Housing Association (Glasgow)
2013 -B.Y.O.W (bring your own work) Glasgow School of Art (Glasgow)
2013 -CRIT, The Old Ambulance Depot, Leith, Group Exhibition (Edinburgh)
2013 -LOCAL, North Edinburgh Arts, Community Centre, Group Exhibition and Workshops (Edinburgh)
2013 AUSGANG, (Video and wall mural) Group Exhibition, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, (Edinburgh)

Residencies 
2017-18 Artist In Residence at Edinburgh College, AIRetc @ Contemporary Art Practice
2017 - EPOCH 8 in residency at Interview Room 11, Edinburgh
2015 - 11% of Builders Drink Earl Grey, Open studio and performances, 1 day residence. The Pig Rock Bothy, Modern One, National Galleries of Scotland (Edinburgh) 
2015 -Gallery Unit, Curated and facilitated : book binding workshop with invited artist(s), SecondHandFirstHand with DR.ME, REISSUE exhibition, Window Player, Totally, Get Steamy, Art Therapy with Lewis Watson, Xchange Scotland against sectarianism, Mural Takeover (12 participants).
2015 -Unit, open working studio, workshop, events and exhibition space ( 4 months) Full time. The Savoy Centre, Glasgow
2014- Barlinnie HMP Prison, Project Leader (3 months) Part time tutor to 8 learners Art Department
2013- North Edinburgh Arts, North Edinburgh, 2 week exhibition with 4 workshops based around themes of community and what it feels to be local
2013 -The Settlement Project, Leith Walk, Edinburgh

Selected Curatorial Projects

2018 - The Green Room, Dornoch Street Project Space, Glasgow

2018 - Super Me, Rhythm Machine, The Bongo Club, Edinburgh

2018 - The Salon, Members Show, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh

2018 - Shite Zines, EPOCH8 Gallery, Muirhouse, Edinburgh

2017 - See You Soon, EPOCH8 Gallery, Muirhouse, Edinburgh

2016 - I OPEN SOMETIME, Glasgow International 2016, Gallery Unit, The Savoy Centre, Glasgow

2015 - Mural Takeover, Gallery Unit, The Savoy Centre, Glasgow

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