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, place and finding the links that connects us all.  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.


HND Art & Design – UCLan 2001

BA (Hons) Fine Art – UCLan 2003

MA Textile Practice – MMU 2018