Current practice

Rachel Baylis’ practice involves film, animation and performance.  She is currently working on a series of films and performances, reflecting the importance of communication and connection, locally, globally and personally. Her performances and installations provide a space or an experience for the viewer to reflect and find their own voice and views.  The personal is political.  The purpose of power is to  give it away.

Baylis is based at the University of Chichester, and London. 




Haven Artists’ group shows 2014 – 2020

Ealing Open Arts Centre

Ealing open studios

Titchfield Haven

Harbour Lights, Southampton

Frivoli Gallery, Chiswick

Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham

Hampshire Open Studios

Teddington Artists Group shows

Summer and Autumn Art Fairs, London

Battersea Art Fair (“Affordable Art”)

Illustrators and Artists Art Fair (headline artist, Hatfield House)

London Open Studios

Watermans Arts Centre, Brentford

Manadon House, Plymouth

Rolling programme with property developers: Lambert Smith Hampton


  • 2018


    MA University College Chichester

  • 2017

    The Bus Stop Project was launched in the West country



  • 2016


    The Bridge Arts Project, Hampton Court launched

  • 2015

    The London Midsummer Art Fair



  • 2014


    Harbour Lights Solo Exhibition, Southampton

  • 2013

    Express FM radio dj, and teaching and exhibiting

    Teaching and exhibiting eg at Ealing Open Arts, the Haven Artists, Highbury College



  • 2012


    Illustration etc.

    Illustration, ‘Finding your Creativity’+’Drawing for the Terrified” launched

  • 2011

    More Arts Centres

    Ealing Open for silk painting, and drawing/painting for the terrified; Ashcroft Arts Centre:  Finding your Creativity.



  • 2010


    New Theatre Royal Adult drama

    Rachel set up an adult drama course at The New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth, inviting professional actors, clowns, sword fighters, breathers etc in, to train adults.  This culminated in an evening’s performance in the theatre for family and friends.