Rachel Goodyear
Catching Sight

Rachel Goodyear, Urchins 2,
pencil, charcoal, watercolour and ink on paper, 72 x 53 cm. Private Collection. Courtesy Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London.

The New Art Gallery Walsall is delighted to present a brand new body of work by British artist Rachel Goodyear. Goodyear is renowned for her drawing-based practice which hints at a world of the unconscious mind.

Her cast of characters, sourced from old magazines, books and anonymous photographs, often appear within claustrophobic spaces or are set against  heavy and brooding washes of ink and watercolour. They are beautiful, intense and psychologically charged.


For her exhibition in Walsall, alongside her drawings, Goodyear will create a brand new immersive installation incorporating projected animations and sound. Extending the dream-like pictorial space found in her drawings, the installation will enable the viewer to enter an environment that is both alluring and fearful whilst hovering between the familiar and the surreal.



Thursday 25 May, 6-8pm

Join us for the opening of our new exhibition.  Free, all welcome.



Rachel Goodywear lives and works in Manchester. Recent solo exhibitions include The Lowry, Salford (2016); The Drawing Center, New York (2015-16) and Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield (2011).