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Dame Rachel Whiteread: Contemporary Artist and Sculptor Linda Smith Tuesday 26 May 2020

Rachel Whiteread is a Turner Prize winner.  She is one of the most important and respected British artists working today. She uses an ancient technique, casting, but with an astonishing variety of materials.

Her preoccupation with the hidden spaces in between things has resulted in an extraordinary range of objects which form a series of eloquent tributes to the silent and overlooked.  Her range of work is huge; from tiny objects to multi-component installations.  The finished works can reveal unexpected associations and can be extremely moving.  It was this quality which won her the prestigious commission to design a Holocaust Memorial for the city of Vienna.