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Broken Branch

From the series 'Dawn Chorus'. Edition of 25.

Soft ground etching with hand colouring

Bell Room Passage

Courtesy the Artist and Pippy Houldsworth, London

Rachel Goodyear

Rachel Goodyear uses familiar yet incongruous images in her drawings, creating a peculiar sense of narrative which itself can spill out and intermingle with the other drawings or the space around them. She is interested in unlikely relationships between things, and her ideas can be kindled by the smallest of stimuli, as much as the grandest of events.

Rachel Goodyear completed her BA (Hons) Fine Art at Leeds Metropolitan University in 2000, and now practices art in Manchester. She has exhibited regularly in the UK and abroad, including Athens, Copenhagen, Manchester, London and New York, all in 2009, and China in 2010. A book of her drawings has been published, entitled Cats, Cold, Hunger and the Hostility of Birds. She has been a guest co-curator for Thermo 03 and Thermo 04 for The Lowry Centre, Salford and a co-director of Floating IP gallery, Manchester.