Rachel Woodruff

In Words | In Pictures


Artist’s Statement

All of my work originates from some long held preoccupations
revolving around our relationship with the landscape, including
prehistory and archaeology, architecture and the British coastline.
Walking, recording and memorialising our environment, influenced
by the British land artists of the 1960s, I work across media –
including sculpture, drawing and photography – seeking to capture
a sense of history and the passing of time, of process and the
ephemeral. Within this context my drawings are as much about the
act of removal as they are about adding marks. My current body of
work is a record of some of my visits to ancient monuments and
sacred sites across the British Isles.

Rachel Woodruff


Exhibited and commissioned work

New works available for viewing and purchase:
State of the Art Gallery, Witney
June to September 2013


The Broad Canvas Window Gallery
July 2013


Open exhibition
The Little Gallery, Broad Canvas, Oxford
May 2013


'100 Miles from the Sea'
Solo exhibition of drawings taken from solitary walks
around the British coastline
The Jam Factory, Oxford
March-April 2011 http://www.thejamfactoryoxford.com/arts_centre/exhibitions/previous_work_on_our_walls/


'Dog and Bone' (sculpture)
Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, Oxford
Eccentricity Fourth Plinth, August 2011


‘Bare Bones’ (sculpture)
University of Oxford, Littlegate House, St Ebbes, Oxford
January 2009 to present (commissioned)

Bare Bones


‘Untitled’ (sculpture)
Modern Art Oxford, ‘Oxford Open
2008 (temporary exhibition)



‘Croyde Bay, Out of Season’ (photograph)
Churchill Hospital, Oxford
2008 (selected for permanent installation as part of the
Landscape: bringing the outside in’ art programme
developed for the new Cancer Centre)


I have also undertaken a number of private commissions, details available on request.




MA Gallery Studies, University of Essex (2000)
BA (Hons) Art and Psychology (First Class), University of Southampton (1998)
BTEC Diploma Art Foundation Studies, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University (1994)