About the Artist

Working in photography, sound, painting and film Lancaster creates works which reflect upon the language of cinema. Though trained primarily as a painter it is the areas where several creative practices and visual languages intersect which intrigue her most.

Lancaster uses the camera as a filter to control the information given to the viewer.  Re-contextualised the potential reading of the imagery becomes open ended and ambiguous.  Isolated from the unknown events that proceed or follow, the viewer is presented with an irresolvable fragment that plays upon the desire to connect the imagery with a greater narrative.

Born 1979 Hartlepool, UK
1998 - 2001 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Northumbria University
Lives in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Represented by Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, UK

Solo Exhibitions
Rachel Lancaster, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, UK
Group Exhibitions


Double, Double, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, UK

ROTATE, Contemporary Arts Society & Shortlist Media, London

Graphite, Gallery North, Newcastle, UK
MFA 2010, Newcastle University, UK
Morphic Resonance, PSL, Leeds, UK
Day After Day After Day, Star & Shadow Gallery, Newcastle, UK
Lost & Found, Workplace Gallery at Zoo Art Fair, London, UK
'All My Favourite Singers Couldn't Sing …', Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, UK
Sovereign Art Prize, Somerset House, London, UK
Harker Herald, Waygood Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
TOMORROW THE FUTURE, Fishmarket Gallery, Northampton, UK
BEACON OF HOPE, Art Gene, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria UK
You're My Density, Star & Shadow Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK


Private Collections UK





Lancaster creates works which reflect upon the language of cinema.

Welcome to the website for Pixel Palace, Tyneside Cinema’s digital art programme, which ran from 2008-2014. Here you can explore our archive of exciting art commissions and exhibitions, as well as the artists we worked with over that time. You can find out more about what is happening with the current Tyneside Cinema Arts Programme at www.tynesidecinema.co.uk/art.