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Champion, Rachael

Staff details

PositionScenography Technician
Email r.champion (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7717 2211
Champion, Rachael

Rachael is a practicing installation artist with an extensive background in both contemporary art and technical theatre.

Rachael worked in New York both on and off Broadway as a stage hand, set builder, and automation technician.  Since moving to London she has assisted a number of renowned artists and designers in a variety of art, theatre, and event contexts.  Her range of skills includes carpentry, metal fabrication, prop making, and installation.

Academic qualifications 

  • BA – SUNY Purchase, New York, USA
  • Post Graduate Diploma, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

Teaching

  • Scenography Tutor at Goldsmiths.
  • Visiting Artist at Camberwell UAL 
  • Visiting Artist at Kingston University

Areas of supervision 

Rachael is the Scenography tutor and technician in the Department of Theatre and Performance.

Professional activities

Rachael is an education artist at Camden Arts Centre, London, specifically working on the cross circular project, Ideas For Experiments.

Featured work

Champion’s work has been exhibited at a number of recognized international spaces including Modern Art Oxford (UK); Zabludowicz Collection, London, and Sarvisalo, Finland (UK, FI); Socrates Sculpture Park, New York (US); Bold Tendencies Sculpture Project, London (UK); Enclave Projects, London (UK); and Camden Arts Centre, London (UK)

Rachael is represented by Hales Gallery, London - New York

Grants, awards and media appearances

In 2010 Rachael was the Royal Academy of Arts recipient for the Red Mansion Award.  In 2012 she was Camden Arts Centre’s Artist in Residence and in 2013 she won the Arts Foundation Award for Sculpture.  Her work has been reviewed by the Contemporary Arts Society, the Huffington Post, and the Guardian Guide.  Her installation work has also been included in Sculpture Now, World of Art (Thames and Hudson).