Rachel O’Neill is a scenographer and lecturer in Contemporary Performance (Performance Aesthetics) at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She studied at The Glasgow School of Art and has a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Arts Education and is associate artist with Glass Performance. Rachel is responsible for delivering classes in Aesthetics and Composition and is mentor to the fourth-year students in the Into the New and Site-specific Performance modules. Rachel is currently the level co-ordinator for the fourth year of Contemporary Performance Practice.
Rachel’s practice of creating scenography is based in collaborative relationships where form and content emerge from a working process and in response to context or place. Her main interests are materiality; expanded scenography; site-specific and interdisciplinary practice; social practice and virtual reality in performance.
Rachel has worked as a scenographer with companies and artists including:
National Theatre of Scotland, Glass Performance, The Woman’s Creative Company, Superfan, Nic Green, Peter McMaster, Michael-John McCarthy, Martin O’Connor and Dr Harry Wilson.