Rachel Goodyear brings her incredible Stirrings to Salford Museum and Art Gallery, her first major solo exhibition to have shown in a North West museum and art gallery.

The show has been co-commissioned by Blackpool’s Grundy Art Gallery, which has housed the exhibition since March, and the University of Salford Art Collection. The work includes Rachel’s largest-scale drawings to date and a new animation that sees the artist experimenting with structure and sound.

Throughout a mightily impressive 20-year career, the artist has retained a core commitment to the act of drawing, consistently exploring and pushing the boundaries of the medium.

Goodyear has often described her drawings as ‘fragments’ — glimpses from a half-remembered dream or distorted memory. Stirrings sees her build on that, with nods to mythological journeys into the Underworld, and an animation inspired by a never-ending descent featuring a specially-commissioned soundtrack by Matt Wand.

Stirrings comes to Salford Museum and Art Gallery from Fri 15 Jul – Sun 26 Feb and is free to visit. For more information, head over to the museum website.

Fri 15 Jul - Sun 26 Feb, Salford Museum and Art Gallery,
Crescent, Salford M5 4WU
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Fri 29 Jul 2022