My art practice has been informed by my rich history of creating art since childhood. From early experiments with collage and fabric to expanding my practice to include text scores, I have been exploring the ways in which art, craft, and sound can be used to tell stories and spark conversations. In 2017, I decided to take this exploration a step further and created Stitchedsongpending. Combining my passions for listening, found poetry, sound, movement, assemblage, and textile imagery, I set out to explore how collaborative art practices can be used to support and enhance wellbeing. Since then, my art projects have been used in a variety of contexts to create meaningful experiences and conversations. I am passionate about continuing to explore the ways in which art can be used to bring people together and create positive personal and societal change.
National and international exhibitions: Stitch retrospective; Australia, Art of the Stitch, London; Craft Council exhibitions.
Trade and retail design shows: Country Living, Pulse, Lustre, Selvedge.
Contemporary music performances and sound art performances: HMCF and Sounds Like This Festival.
RachelColemanDesigns offers unique, hand-crafted textile pieces created by designer-maker Rachel Coleman. For over 20 years, Rachel has been crafting bespoke artwork that reflects her signature naive style, reminiscent of a quick sketch. She has sold her artwork in galleries, boutiques, and online stores, as well as exhibiting her pieces nationally and internationally. Rachel also had a shop on Not on the High Street and operates her own gallery space, the Windmill Studio, where she sells her work. Explore RachelColemanDesigns for a range of imaginative and captivating textile pieces that will bring delight and joy to any space.
Rachel's textiles images have been used by international companies such as Woodmansterne Publishing and can be seen in several books and magazines.