Rachel Gadsden is an acclaimed UK-based artist who creates dynamic work and leads a range of national and international participative programmes that focus on perceptions of disability, of culture, diversity and openness about impairment. Gadsden’s work explores themes of fragility and resilience, and the universal and deeply positive desire to survive and she is motivated to empower others to find a voice with which to challenge prejudices.
Dr Rachel Gadsden is a British multi-award winning visual and performance artist and artistic director, who spent her formative years in the Middle East. Expressionist in artistic approach, she creates both solo and collaborative art commissions and projects nationally and internationally through painting, performance, digital film and animation, with the objective of developing cross-cultural dialogues considering universal notions of humanity. Dr. Gadsden currently focuses on UK/Arab collaborations, engaging mainstream and vulnerable/disabled individuals and communities in UK & the Arab region, celebrating identity, culture and spirit.