About

Rachael Causer’s work explores process, time and material remains, focussing on traces relating to touch, repeated activity and labour embodied in everyday objects and environments around us.  Broadly spanning sculpture, installation, drawing and print, Causer’s practice examines the vernacular; places of work, domesticity and daily routine. Her interest lies in the small and the barely visible – crumbs on tabletops, scarred workbenches and desks, woodworm-eaten furniture, her works throw light on unseen elements in an almost forensic manner.

Whether cast forms of drill holes exposing dust from the interior of a wall or imprints from the network of miniature tunnels made by woodworm, her fragile sculptures in porcelain comment on the aftermath of past activity; of leftovers and traces of labour. Her delicate drawings bring to light overlooked landscapes that chart the complex ways in which we and other organisms impact upon our changing environments over time.  Interested in the way human and non-human activities intertwine, her works are a  subtle nod to the tenuous line we tread between co-existing and colliding with other fragile ecologies.

Alongside her practice she has worked in various capacities in schools, the NHS and the community, leading and collaborating on diverse projects and partnerships with others. Recent residencies include Safe House in Peckham and the Tavistock and Portman NHS Mental Health Trust. Her work is held in the Tavistock & Portman Collection.

In 2020 she completed an MA in Fine Art at Camberwell College Of Art. She is currently a member of the MASS Sculpture Programme 2021-22.