When I Was Five’, Diptych photographs, Buenos Aires 1979 (Analogue) & Santa Ponsa 2019 (Digital), 

Rachel Capovila is from and based in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, in the North-West of England.  Rachel’s cross-disciplinary, process-led practice often explores memory, object and place, finding the links that connects us all – what makes us human. Rachel’s practice encompasses film, photography, mixed media textiles and installation.

Collaboration is also a key part to her practice, working with artists, collectives, communities and arts organizations on a broad spectrum of participatory award-winning projects. Rachel’s skills also cross over to being an arts professional, a facilitator, a short film producer and technically skilled in film areas.  Many films she has contributed to are internationally award-winning. Rachel has been published and exhibited internationally.


MA Textile Practice – MMU 2017

BA Fine Art – UCLan 2003

HND Art & Design – UCLan 2001

ND Performing Arts – UVHS 1997

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