Exhibition Preview: Thursday 1 November, 7-9pm.
“If someone cannot communicate and interact with others are they just ‘a being’ and at what point do they become invisible or unknown to society? A frightening and disturbing thought, which ultimately forced me to consider my world without the ability to speak.” – Rachel McBride
Five years ago Rachel wrote this exact Artist Statement for an exhibition in Melbourne, Australia, after losing her speech for a short period of time. Since then a lot has happened, the launch of two businesses and, most importantly the birth of her beautiful daughter. But yet it’s still painfully true today. Her speech will always trap her in a box in which people cannot and will not look outside of. Rachel hopes by unlocking the key of her subconscious, she can open the doors into the world of abstraction, which will help alter the preconceptions of the viewer.
This exhibition will include a sensory piece which visitors are allowed to touch.
As part of this exhibition, Rachel will facilitate a live painting session on Thursday 22 November between 11am – 1pm where visitors are welcome to drop in to watch Rachel paint.