Rachel Johnston

Rachel studied painting before completing an MA in Fine Art Tapestry at the Royal College of Art. She has explored visual practice with communities around the UK to produce commissioned and public art and was a senior lecturer in Fine Art at the University of Chichester with a specialism in textiles and socially engaged art projects. She has exhibited widely including in the Cordis Prize for Tapestry exhibitions. 

Rachel is also teaching short courses at the West Dean London Bloomsbury campus. (Please see the link in the Short Courses toolbar on the website)

Describe your approach to teaching
My approach is open, friendly and discursive. The aim is to be questioning – to find out what a student wants to say and help them find ways of saying it! It’s about sharing knowledge. 

What inspires your own work? 
My work is inspired by the experience of being in a landscape and the stories that surround places, both personal and historical. 

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