PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION + BOOK SIGNING
Preview Opening + Book Signing / Saturday 15 April / 12 to 5 pm / RSVP
Finissage + Book Signing / Saturday 22 April / 12 to 5 pm / RSVP
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About / The Exhibition
THE THRILL OF IT celebrates the pursuit of racing in all its unadulterated glory. Rachael Clegg's world is one of gritty naked storytelling and wit. Her images illustrate moments from history, creating a surreal parallel universe which is both entertaining and enlightening. The Thrill of It features work from Rachael's Milestones and Nürburgring series, which celebrate moments from the histories of two of the most challenging racing circuits in the world: the Isle of Man TT and the Nürburgring.
Her pictures always tell a true story, fusing fact and fantasy to create bold and beguiling images. A trained journalist with an art-school background, Clegg’s work embraces curiosity with unshackled creativity. Her monochrome nudes in situ, illustrate historical stories from the Nürburgring’s and TT’s combined history of 212 years.
THE THRILL OF IT follows the release of Clegg’s first photobook, Rachael Clegg Book 1: the Isle of Man TT (OCULUM).
About / Rachael Clegg
Rachael Clegg has carved out a unique art form for herself, fusing fact and imagination to create bold, often absurd images which are almost always accompanied by text. A trained journalist with an art-school background, Clegg’s work embraces journalistic curiosity with unshackled creativity.
Rachael Clegg has been choreographing her storytelling images for more than ten years. Her work ranges in subject matter from motorsport to the history of rocket science and features props of significant to the story. Clegg’s creative process involves first-hand research, fastidious prop hunting and reams upon reams of sketches.
Clegg is the daughter and granddaughter of Isle of Man TT racers Noel Clegg and Tom Clegg. She attended art school and then studied art history as her BA and MA and was involved with Tate Liverpool for several years.
Her first photographic project, Milestones, was a celebration of the Isle of Man TT with every image illustrating an event in the TT’s history, shot at the precise location of the original event. For this project, Clegg worked with former Aljazeera correspondent Peter Greste. However, shortly after the first two shoots Greste – along with his Aljazeera colleagues – was arrested in Cairo, Egypt and imprisoned for more than a year until he was deported to Australia. Several organisations pleaded for the release of the journalist including the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Following Peter Greste’s arrest, Clegg collaborated with Ian Parry, who has worked with her ever since.
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