Curriculum Vitae – Rachael House

Lives and works in London and Whitstable


  • MA Fine Art, Distinction – 2009-2011 Camberwell School of Art 
  • BA First Class Honours – 2004, Fine Art, Central Saint Martins School of Art
  • BTEC – 2001  Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Camberwell School of Art
  • Basic Youth Work – 1992 Goldsmiths’ College, University of London
  • BA (Hons) – 1983 Philosophy, University of Kent at Canterbury

Solo Art Events

2012 apathy’s a drag, commemorating the thirty-fifth anniversary of the Sex Pistols Thames boat trip, CGP London, May.

2010 Peckham Peacocks, a mobility scooter meet. Peckham Space launch and inaugural show, London, June 

2009 Blackpool Pet-Tastic, commissioned by Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool.

2007 Peckham Pet-Tastic 3, London 

Lewisham Pet-Tastic, London

2006 Bexhill Bow Wow, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea.  

Hå Pet-Tastic, part of Free Play, group show, Hå gamle prestegard, Norway.

2005 Peckham Pet-Tastic 2, London

2004 Peckham Pet-Tastic, London

Selected Exhibitions and Events

2012 Pittsburgh Pet-Tastic, US, October. Shrine for the Living, Wormwood Scrubs Prison, curated by David Collins, December.

2012 Portable Pet-Tastic Travelling Petrospective in Small World Art Bistro, curated by Alison Marchant, September. Deptford X, self portrait with badges 2 (after Peter Blake) banner, July. Lewisham People Before Profit, group show, London.

2011Through The Peckham Glass curated by Adam Walker, Peckham Space off site project, London. All is Not Lost curated by Emily Druiff, group show, CGP London. Anti Royal Wedding Piñata, Duckie, Royal Vauxhall Tavern, London and St. Leonards, Sussex. Public Spaces, group show, curated by Duncan Brennan, Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sevenoaks, Kent. Feminist Disco at Whitstable Carnival, Kent. Zinefest 2011, Shape and Situate 2 exhibition, curated by Melanie Maddison, Women’s Library, London Chutney Preserves 5, annual art festival (also took part 2010, 2009, 2008), curated by Sarah Sparkes, London 

Watcher of Beautiful Form, group show, Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sevenoaks, Kent, February. Pet-Tastic, Barbican Art Gallery, London, January.

2010 Standing Heat, Group show, The Front, New Orleans, curated by Lee Deigaard and Holly Hughes. 

Spiral 2010, festival, Camden Arts Centre, London, August

Shimmy Pet-Tastic, the petrospective a Home Live Art commission, London

Travels With The Pie Eaters, film and sound group show, Ole Hagen, Heather Phillipson, Edwina Ashton, Jo David, Duncan McAfee, Alexander Costello, Jared Fisher, Kit Poulson and Alex Baker.  The Perseverence, London, July

How Time Flies- Knit, Stitch and Sew, event, Camden Arts Centre, London, July

Bedizzened, group show, APT Gallery, London, July

Witch Night, group show, curated by Sarah Sparkes and Sarah Doyle, Montague Arms, London, May

Scapegoat, group show curated by Mark McGowan, Yinka Shonibare’s Space, London

2009-10 Blackpool Art Fair, curated by Stuart Tulloch, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool

2009 Rachael House Retrospective, the emely, London

Police and Violence, group show, curated by Mark McGowan, Sassoon Gallery, London

The role of the village idiot, group show, curated by Mark McGowan, Peckham Square, London 

Basecampment, curated by Charlie Fox-Ernst Fischer, Mark McGowan, Marcia Farquhar, Richard Layzell, Jo David, Glasgow.

Kiss of a lifetime, curated by Mike Chavez Dawson, Rogue Project Space, Manchester, Bear Space, London.

Zinefest, curated by Melanie Maddison, Women’s Library, London.

2008 Awopbopaloobop, group show, Transition Gallery, London

2007 Pavilion, One Stop, Art Caucuses 2007, with Mark McGowan, Charlie Fox, Jo David and David Collins, Tbilisi, Georgia

Grunts For The Arts, artist’s sports day, London

SECOND LIFE, Portman Gallery, curated by Dean Kenning and Andrew Cooper, including Simon Bedwell, Gordon Cheung, David Collins, Gayle Chong Kwan, Julika Gittner, Dean Kenning. London  

2006 Normal Space @ Flux Factory, group show, New York.

Brownfield, group show, Oliver Bancroft, Ruth Claxton, Susan Collis, Nigel Grimmer, Rachael House, Adam King, Greg Rook, Gillian Wylde Lounge Gallery, London, toured to MAC, Birmingham.

2005 I Love Peckham festival, London

Lounger, group show, green project, Graham Hudson, Sam Jackson, David McKeran, Ian Mitchell, J A Nicholls Lounge Gallery, London

Picture this-the artist as illustrator, group show, Lethaby Gallery, London

2004-2005 Future Map, group show, Davies Street Gallery, London 

2003 Comic Queens, group show, touring, opened Spike Island Gallery, Bristol

The Rote Flora, film and video, Hamburg, Germany

2002 On the box, Catalyst Arts Performance Biennial, Belfast. Raindance Film Festival, London. Hamburg Film Festival, Germany. Art Below Zero, group show, Notting Hill Arts Club, London. Viva La Republique! group show, Genesis P-Orridge, Jamie Reid, Banksy, Mike Dawson, Andy Watt, Fiona Banner, Brian Jones, Josie McCoy, Jasper Joffe, Gary O’Dwyer, Tai Shani, Little Richard and Richard Torry, The Centre of Attention, London.

That’s Treason, street party, London. Duckie, The Royal Vauxhall Tavern, London. The Vibe Bar, London. Howl nightclub, Belfast. St. Martins Window Gallery, London.

2001  Raindance Film Festival, London.


2011- The Future is Social, Flat Time House, London 2010Translab, Singapore, September 2007Peckham Shop Windows, Dog About Town, London July/August. 2003– 17th – 25th March, Westminster Kingsway College, Kentish Town, London.

Teaching, talks, seminars and lectures

2012– Women and the Graphic Novel, Whitechapel Art Gallery, wpanel discussion with Christine Redfern, Nicola Streeten, Sarah Lightman. 2010– Symposium, sustainable practice, Byam Shaw School of Art, Personal practice lecture Brighton Art College, Artist’s talk, Peckham Space, London. Personal practice lecture, Dartington College of Arts. Laydeez do Comics– artists talk, London. 2009– Pride London, panel discussion chaired by Paul Gravett. 2008-2011– Associate Lecturer, Camberwell College of Arts, Independent Curation. 2008– Camberwell Arts Week, artist’s talk. 2007– Central Saint Martins School of Art, professional practice lecture. 2006- Southwark Visual Arts Network, lecture. Crystal Palace Artists’, professional practice presentation. Goldsmiths College BA, professional practice seminar. 2005– Camberwell College of Art, personal practice lecture. Central Saint Martins, personal practice lecture. 2004– Goldsmiths College BA, professional practice seminar. 2003– Central St. Martins, personal practice lecture. Westminster Kingsway College, personal practice lecture.

Other relevant experience

Co-director and curator, with Jo David, of Space Station Sixty-Five, opened 2002 www.spacestationsixtyfive.com, an artist run space, 65 North Cross Rd., London, SE22 9ET

Selected Space Station Sixty-Five co-curation includes

2011 Misericord, CathiePilkington and Jay Cloth 2009 The Peckham Experiment, Camberwell Space and Space Station Sixty-Five. 2008 Carney Town, group show, Portman Gallery, London, The Marquis of Camberwell, part of Live on Stage, Sun and Doves, London. 2006 Splashdown Whitstable, film and performance programme. 2005 Thy Neighbours’ Ox 2, group show, Space Station Sixty-Five. 2002  this scepter’d isle, group show, Space Station Sixty-Five, London.  

Selected Publications

2012Tooting Free Press, edited by Charlotte Young and Michael Curran. Shape and Situate 3, edited by Melanie Maddison.

2011-The Hissterics, edited by Rachael House. Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?Anti royal wedding fanzine, edited by Rachael House. Shape and Situate 2, edited by Melanie Maddison. 2010Fanzines edited by Teal Triggs, pub.Thames and Hudson. Shape and Situate, Inspirational European Women Poster Zine, edited by Melanie Maddison. Spilling Over a fat queer anthology, edited by Jessica Guisti. 2010- Self publishing and empowerment, a community resource, edited by Debi Withers 2009- Seripop fanzine, accompanying Baltic exhibition, edited by Patrick Staff and Edward Webb Ingall. Sisters of Lady fanzine edited by Lady Lucy. Red Hanky Panky 8, self published comic book. 2008- Boycott Bloomberg fanzine edited by Dean Kenning 2007- EVENT, a celebration of London’s rituals festivities and eccentricities, by Steve Hollingshead 2006- Free Play exhibition catalogue, Hå gamle prestegard, Norway. Memory Cloth, exhibition and fanzine, London College of Communication. 2005- Leisure Centre, fanzine, editor Rosemary Shirley. Picture this-the artist as illustrator, edited by Sylvia Blackemeyer, interview by Roger Sabin, pub. Herbert Press, London, book/catalogue. DIY Culture by Amy Lou Spencer, pub. Marion Boyers, book. 2003- Centre of Attention video magazine, London.

 Bumper summer fun!, self published comicbook. 2002Ladyfest London, programme illustrations. Punktum, self published fanzine. 2001- Art Students Stole My Vibrator, self published fanzine. 1991- 2001  Red Hanky Panky 1-7, self published comic books. 2000- Sheetworrier, joint fanzine with Ruth McCarthy.

Comics have also been published in Girl Frenzy Millennial (Slab-o-Concrete), Holy Tit Clamps (Larry-Bob, USA), Glasgow Women’s Library Calendar, The Slab Selection (Slab-o-Concrete), Metro News (newsletter of Greenwich LGBT centre), Gay Community News (Irish newspaper), The Spooky Selection (Vesuvius) and Travel Companion (Vesuvius) amongst others.

Selected Press

2012- Studio International,Dissent Popes and Swandown: a taste of Cafe Gallery Projects by MK Palomar. Time Out, apathy’s a drag, Critics Choice, About Town. Southwark News, apathy’s a drag.

2010- Guardian Guide, Peckham Peacocks, preview by Iain Aitch. Time Out, Peckham Peacocks, critics choice. 2009- Art Monthly (#332 December 2009) review of the Peckham Experiment by Dan Smith. Guardian Guide, Blackpool Pet-Tastic, preview by Iain Aitch, Blackpool Gazette Blackpool Pet-Tastic. 2008- Evening Standard, Galleries to watch, by Ben Lewis. 2007-South London Press, Pulse magazine, Dog Star, front cover and interview by Zoe Walker,  Voce, Dog Party by Yukie Inaba, interview, Japan. Independent on Sunday, ABC Magazine Posing Pets Doggy Style by Luiza Sauma, Guardian Guide, Lewisham Pet-Tastic, preview by Stuart Goodwin, South London Press Pets on Parade by Keely Sherbird, Fridaycities The Thursday Interview…Rachael House. 2006- Bexhill Observer, Thousands enjoy Pavilion’s quirky delights; Garageland, issue 3, interview and article by Alex Michon; Stavanger Aftenblad, Norway, Rosa baller (Pink Balls) Exhibition review by Trond Borgen;  Jærbladet, Leikande kunst, Bikkjeslagsmål på kunstutstilling, Billy ble kunsteverk. 2005- Southwark Weekender, Jet Set Pet, front cover and article, OK! Magazine, Saturday Independent, Going Out choice, Time Out, Don’t miss… choice, Guardian Guide, preview by Iain Aitch, Saturday Independent Tread Magazine, Space Station Sixty-Five, article and interview by Fiona Jerome. 2004- South London Press, Dogs Dinner by Rachael Eaton, Guardian Guide preview, Time Out, Critic’s Choice Around Town.

Radio and TV

2009- ITV Granada News, Blackpool Pet-Tastic preview, BBC Lancashire radio interview. 2007- BBC Radio London, interview. Peckham Radio interview. 2006– BBC Radio South East, interview. 2005- BBC Radio London, interview. 2004– BBC Radio London, interview. 2002– BBC News London and South East, Interview and film clip.