Rachael Colley thinks through materials, producing cutlery, jewellery and sculpture which are explored in experimental dining events, exhibitions, installations and visual art projects. Based in Sheffield, the UK’s ‘Steel City’, she creates ambiguous eating implements that challenge our collective connections with food and communicate aspects of her lived experience as a sufferer of the autoimmune disease Systemic Sclerosis. Through the elevation of food waste as a luxury material, her jewellery questions traditional notions of preciousness and value, highlighting broad societal issues surrounding consumption and encouraging reflection on the waste we generate.
Take a look at a selection of the exhibitions, publications, conferences, residencies, projects and workshops that Rachael’s work has featured in.
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Take a look at a visual blog of Rachael’s research sources, work in progress and creative outcomes.