Rachael Agnew (b.1982) is currently living and working in Dublin.

Rachael's practice as art research explores the fundamental ontology of interstitial spaces through phenomenology in the form of site-specific drawing installations, interventions and events. She is a co-founder of 'Drawing DeCentred' (formed - 2016), an artist-led collective and platform for exploring contemporary drawing.

Most recent events include:

'Drawing as Interruption', a response by Drawing DeCentred (artist-led collective and platform for exploring contemporary drawing) to the theme 'Drawing as Interruption' resulting in artworks that used diverse drawing approaches which challenged and questioned the meaning of interruption. The first launch was held at the Model, Co.Sligo, March 2018. The second public outing was shown at Independent Studios, June 2018.

'Elevate' 12.12.2017, a global day of performances, interventions, and think pieces in elevators across the world. Her performance took place with artists Ann-Marie Curran and Frances Mezzetti at the Gallery of Photography, Dublin, Ireland.

Rachael's artworks have been shown at The Lab (Co. Dublin), The Dock (Co.Leitrim), Custom House Studios and Gallery (Co.Mayo), Moxie Studios (Co.Dublin), Ballina Arts Centre (Co.Mayo), Signal Arts Centre (Co.Wicklow) and University College Cork (Co.Cork).


2010 Artlinks Bursary Award

Residencies and Events

2018 'Drawing as Interruption', The Model, Co.Sligo and Independent Studios, Temple Bar, Co.Dublin

2017 'Elevate' (drawing performance), The Gallery of Photography, Temple Bar, Dublin, Co.Dublin

2016 'Drawing as Walking' (site-specific research drawing), Malahide Castle, Malahide, Co.Dublin

2014 Resident at Cill Rialaig, Ballinskelligs, Co.Kerry

2007 Resident at the Microbiology Department, University College Cork, Co.Cork


2015 H.Dip. in Philosophy, University College Dublin, Co.Dublin

2011 M.A. in Visual Arts Practice, DunLoaghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Co.Dublin

2008 B.A. Fine Art (Hons.) Degree, Crawford College of Art and Design, Co.Cork


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