Rachel O’Neill

Lead Artist and Producer: Glas(s) Performance

I am a visual artist and have been devising and designing performance in many different spaces and contexts for the last eight years. Recent performances include Thatcher’s Children, The Arches (2012); Generation (2011); and the critically acclaimed Hand Me Down (2010 -2012). As a long-term collaborator with Glas(s) Performance, I am delighted to be working on the ALBERT DRIVE project as producer and lead artist. One of my roles within this project is the overall visual design of the project as well as the design of the ALBERT DRIVE Performance and the Shared Meal.

As part of my practice, I am interested in working with people and place to create new forms of public art and since 2002, I have created works that range from outdoor installations and events to a public art work in the form of a book.

Since 2012, I have also been working as the Lecturer in Visual Performance at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where I teach on the Contemporary Performance Practice programme.

I have lived in Pollokshields for 2 years. Having created work in many different locations around Scotland in the last ten years, the ALBERT DRIVE project has given me the opportunity to work within my own community.  I have loved getting to know the people who live here, and feel that Pollokshields is my home.