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There is always a moment.......

There is always a moment during the pressurised run up to the final stages of revealing a commission that you need to stop and just take a second to remind yourself about why you are travelling on a...

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Posted by Rachel Gadsden, 9th June, 2012

Cultural Olympiad Count Down 17 days to GO!

In anticipation for Nondumiso and Thobani's forthcoming trip to UK, Nondumiso has sent this message from Khayelitsha.............. It is hard to define how I feel about our (myself and...

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Posted by Rachel Gadsden, 2nd June, 2012

Push Me

UGA is part of Push Me The Olympics celebrates sport as a unifying force, but as London 2012 approaches British culture is also in the spotlight thanks to the Cultural Olympiad. The arts will...

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Posted by Rachel Gadsden, 24th May, 2012

The Race is now on!

With the Olympic Torch arriving in UK today, the race is now also on for the launch of UGA's Programme of Exhibitions, Films, Performance, Talks and the Catalogue which begins on the...

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Posted by Rachel Gadsden, 18th May, 2012

In conversation with Tony Heaton

Every day is different on the UGA project, from digital shenanigans on Monday, Tuesday included a meeting with Shape, British Council, London and South Africa Teams, and representatives of...

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Posted by , 14th March, 2012

Going Digital

It had always been the intention through the UGA commission, to expand the possibilities of the performance element of my practice, so it was with immence excitement that I spent yesterday...

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Posted by Rachel Gadsden, 13th March, 2012

Thobani is coming to Cambridge!

Thobani (R Gadsden mixed media on paper)
An Angel Sent by God It was with massive excitement that we received the most generous, unbelievable offer at the end of my GV art + Urban Times presentation a couple of weeks ago. A long...

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Posted by , 24th February, 2012

Invisible Trauma Presentation GVart Gallery

On Ist Feb I was invited by GV Art  Gallery to give a presentation of my artwork and artistic practice to an invited audience about Invisible Trauma and my Unlimited Global Alchemy...

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Posted by , 3rd February, 2012

Rehearsals have started!

Freddie, Athina and Rachel's drawings
The New Year began with great expectations for the start of the UGA performance element of my comission. Just before Christmas I commissioned Freddie Opoku-Addaie as my collaborating performer....

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Posted by Rachel Gadsden, 17th January, 2012

Happy New Year 2012!

2011 was an extraordinary year! The London 2012 International Unlimited Commission awarded to me earlier in the year gave me the wonderful opportunity to meet and collaborate artistically with the...

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Posted by Rachel Gadsden, 31st December, 2011