Rachel McClure explores walking and being in the built environment as an artistic practice, considering the seen and unseen, or unnoticed.

Walking allows direct contact with our surroundings and McClure’s work uses this multi-sensory embodied experience to consider and map our environment.

Recent work at Glenfiddich Distillery as part of the Glenfiddich Artist in Residence Programme 2022, explored the whisky making process, and included sound recordings of the process and the creation and installation of signs associated with the Glenfiddich Brand, along the route of their whisky tour.

Rachel McClure lives in Elgin, Moray. She graduated from Moray School of Art, UHI, with a first-class BA Hons Fine Art Textiles Degree in 2020, where she was selected for the RSA New Contemporaries exhibition, Edinburgh 2022 and awarded the GHAT (Grampian Hospitals Art Trust) exhibition Prize 2021 at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

At the RSA New Contemporaries exhibition 2022 she was awarded the Fleming Wyfold Art Foundation award for sculpture and the prestigious Glenfiddich Artist in Residency 2022.

More recently she has exhibited at VAS West, Glasgow and is part of a curated show: ‘Scottish Landscapes: A new Generation’ at the Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh 1 July – 7 October.

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Rachel McClure

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