Arts Council Funding

I am pleased to announce that I have been awarded Arts Council funding towards 3 new video works which I will be making over the coming months! 

Inspired by the language of cinema these new works will using appropriated film special effect techniques (such as matte painting, model making, Foley sound effects and cloud tanks) to explore combining the handmade and the digital within contemporary image making and to examine the interplay between reality and illusion. 

 I will keep updating my blog with images/more information about these new works as they progress


...European tour playing with Gravenhurst...

...I'm currently mid way through a european tour playing in Gravenhurst....click here to see where we are playing!.....


Rachel Lancaster Vimeo

...I have recently uploaded some new clips to my Vimeo page .....click here to see them!

'Chandelier', HD video loop 2010.


'Stars', 2012, 8x10inches.

one of a series of new photographs using matte painting techniques


Pixel Palace Artist In Residence

..last year I took part in Pixel Palace Artist In Residence program at Tyneside cinema....heres a link to this years selected artists!


Silver Fox single out

my band Silver Fox now have a single out on M'ladys Records!!! .......


Debut-fatale from Silver Fox, a quartet from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, wielding Badalamenti's saber high in the air and ready to lure you to the summit. "Waves On In" conjures up this fantastic vision of the Cascade Mountains merging with the North Pennines, waves of a much deeper sort. "Marble World" is right on time for spring rebirth, a statement of intent so pure you'll wanna adopt it as yr own. Strictly limited to 500 copies.



...one of the series of charcoal drawings i've recently been working on using images from the world of film Special Effects...


Treacle event.....live Foley!!

.......the remains of some Foley sound effects props after the live foley session at Tyneside cinema as part of the closing event for my exhibition 'Treacle'.....(thanks to everyone who volunteered!)....


Silver Fox vinyl release with M'lady...

...Silver Fox 7inch Waves On In/Marble World is now available for pre- order with M'Lady records!....

(Silver Fox supporting Shonen Knife@The Cluny 2011)  .

some links to my music online....

(....new songs coming soon!)



'Treacle' video installation at Tyneside cinema (until 30th March)

'Treacle', 2012, 6min loop, video projection, stereo sound.

A closing event for 'Treacle' will take place at Tyneside cinema on 30th March, 6-9pm. all welcome for drinks and a last chance to this work.  I will also be giving a short  presentation in the Digital Lounge relating to my practice and Foley sound effects from 7.30pm.


'White Fur', charcoal on paper. 2011

'Black Feathers', charcoal on paper 2011.

'Stage', charcoal on paper, 2011.


Omnia Mea Mecum Porto

'Untitled',2012, 8x10inches,colour photograph mounted onto aluminium
One of the works I showed in the group exhibtion Omnia Mea Mecum Porto


'Treacle', new video piece at Tyneside cinema

'Treacle', single channel video, stereo sound, 8min loop.2012

Installation view
I have a new video work, 'Treacle', currently on show at Tyneside cinema, Newcastle, as part of their Pixel Palace exhibition series:

..."Treacle is a new installation by Rachel Lancaster. Inspired by the language of cinema, Lancaster’s work explores the interplay between reality and illusion. Using ordinary household items to create Foley sound effects and moving image, Treacle playfully constructs a sense of disorientation and mystery in the central stairwell at Tyneside Cinema."

The video is installed in the stairwell of the cinema and can be viewed anytime during the cinema opening hours, until Thursday 29th March.


Omnia Mea Mecum Porto....

I currently have some work in the group exhibition 'Omnia Mea Mecum Porto' at Kotti Shop in Berlin

Omnia Mea Mecum Porto: works on paper
Preview 10th Feb 2012
10th - 16th February 2012
12:00 - 16:00 hrs
Darren Banks
Nisha Duggal
Jorn Ebner
Tim Greaves
Susie Green
Annette Knol
Laura Lancaster
Rachel Lancaster

Michael Mulvihill
Narbi Price
Christopher Rollen
Flora Whiteley


'Step Sequence'

I am currently working on a video/audio work to be shown as part of the Pixel Palace 'Step Sequence' project...

'Untitled', 2012-(video still- work in progress)
(....work in progress)

 .....this piece will be on show to the public within the stairwell at Tyneside cinema from 3rd February!......


Artist in Residence video now online....

Here is a link to a video that was made about my practice and the work I made whilst Artist In Residence at Tyneside cinema .....

......also see the links to artists Kelly Richardson and Katie Goodwin who also took part in the residency