Rachael House

  • Image: Tiles, black stoneware clay mixed with crank, white slip and glaze, drawn on with oxides.
  • Image: Ceramic wall hanging sculpture
  • Image: Queer Joy Is An Act of Resistance. A3 three-colour Riso print,

23 Oct 2021 — 08 Jan 2022

The Engine Room, The Exchange


Rachael House is a UK artist who makes events, objects, performance, drawings and zines. House’s work focuses on feminist and queer politics and resistant histories/herstories, aiming to reach as many like-minded people as possible, inside and outside of the art world. She uses humour, personal engagement and events to draw in those who may not be like-minded.

In the 1990s she was part of the international queerzine scene. Today, her zines are in museum and university archives and feature in academic and art books.

Let The Right Ones In genderqueer deity sculptures protect us from gender conformity and those who would attack the rights of women, womxn and all of those with less power than the ruling elites. There is hope too in this work, a reminder that queer joy is vital to sustain us, and the hand-drawn tiles extend an invitation to those we wish to welcome into our lives, cats, queers, artists, witches, crones and more. This is work to buoy us up in difficult times.”

Rachael House – Oct 2021

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Resistance Sustenance Protection, her first book, was published in 2021, and is stocked in our shops, to coincide with her exhibition and Seen, showing at The Exchange. The book contains a year of drawings, a pandemic record, an archive, a call for change.

The gallery shops are also stocking Queer Joy Is An Act Of Resistance, an A3 Riso print by House.

Recent exhibitions include

  • Companions, Forum Box Helsinki  2021
  • Resistance Sustenance Protection, Estuary Festival 2021
  • Group shows Still I Rise: Gender Feminisms Resistance ACT2 at De La Warr, and ACT3 at Arnolfini
  • Hell or High Water at Light Vessel 21, Gravesend
  • Focus on Feminism and Gender, New Hall Art Collection, Cambridge
  • From There To Here, Casement Arts, 3×3 New Arts Project, London


“Rachael House is part of a transtemporal, feminist family of artists and makers whose work is a form of resistance. She revels in the space between ‘high’ and ‘low’ culture, making use of performance, comic strips and ceramics to address themes such as queerness, ageing, mental health and gender-based discrimination. Presented in galleries and museums, House’s art can also be found in places where it can get things done: in parks, nightclubs and in the streets.”

Rosie Cooper, Head of Exhibitions, De La Warr Pavilion



Instagram – @rachaellhouse


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