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Introducing Rachel Pereira’s the ‘Witch in the Wardrobe’ Exhibition @ Strode Theatre
31st May 2018 @ 10:00 - 15th August 2018 @ 21:00
Rachel Madeline Pereira would like to digitally invite you to come and enjoy her ‘The Witch in the Wardrobe’ Exhibition at Strode Theatre, Street, Somerset supported by Positive People.
‘The Witch in the Wardrobe’ is an exhibition of 20 years of art and painted furniture and is open daily to the public in the Theatre Foyer area, 10 am ’til late (except Sundays) from Thursday 31st May to Wednesday 15th August 2018.
A little bit about Rachel in her own words:
I am a Somerset born self-taught Artist who has been making Art for my whole life in the form of portraits, drawing, painting, and making clothes. My maternal grandmother was a prolific painter of wild flowers. I also make loads of music – which includes grunge rock, pop, and rap, and poetry – and have just recorded an album with a local producer.
I have my own way of doing things which comes from the inspiration of love , emotions, dreams, travel, adventures, and sensuality.
I’ve lived a fairly unusual life; living very much day-to-day and in the moment. I am passionate about colour, and have a deep relationship with it, drawn from my deeply empathic nature and rich imagination. Due to my Indian lineage, I have a longstanding interest in meditation, kundalini experiences, awakening, energy healing, and chakras – and this is reflected in my work.
The Witch in the Wardrobe Exhibition draws its theme from a wardrobe door which I painted in 2009, whilst repeating a chant. My strong empathic experiences are also present in the work, due to my sensitivity to my surroundings and interactions with others; a deep insight, as well as connection with nature – particularly trees and herbs – helps me to access creativity, which comes from deep inside of me. I am quite introverted and not so much inspired by other artists as by my own experiences and drives. However my passion for music flows through my life very strongly and gives me a lot of energy for making Art.
Since my child came along, my methods of working have been changed and shaped by the profound experiences of parenting.
This year I’m very excited to have received European Social Fund and National Lottery Funding through the Building Better Opportunities’ Positive People programme, and I am delighted at the support and backing they have given me, which is enabling me to showcase my work at a higher standard.