Rachel Macmanus is a visual artist based in Co Clare, Ireland. Her practice has two intertwined areas of focus-drawing and performance art. Her drawing practice focuses at present on community-based site specific work, depicting the human form and exploratory mark making. Her performative practice addresses themes around endurance, repetition and physicality. Recent works apply a methodology of using physical action as a form of relief from anxiety and stress.

‘Each side of my practice informs the other — both are a form of escapism and both can be a superior, to my mind, way to express a point of view’

Rachel has a BA in Visual Communications from NCAD Dublin and a MA in Fine Art from OCA, UK.