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.  In recent years Rachel has used her work to explore her mental health, trauma and grief. This in turn has opened up discussion and new collaborations. 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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