Rachel Botha is inaugural Early-Career Curator-in-Residence

Tuesday March 8, 2022
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Photo by Dónal Talbot

Rachel Botha has been selected as the inaugural Early-Career Curator-in-Residence for the RCC and Glebe House & Gallery.

We are absolutely delighted to announced that Rachel will be working closely with the RCC and Glebe Gallery over the next year, developing a multi-venue exhibition in conjunction with Arts Council Collection and Donegal contemporary artists.

Rachel Botha is a curator, researcher and writer. Her expanded curatorial practice responds to the local context and investigates how people perceive their social framework. She believes that the responsibilities of a curator are twofold; a facilitator for the artist and a mediator for the viewing audience.

She holds a BA in History of Art & Architecture from Trinity College Dublin and a Master’s degree in Visual Culture & Critical Studies from Technological University Dublin.

She has previously worked in arts organisations such as Poetry Ireland / Éigse Éireann and Fire Station Artists’ Studios, and internationally at the La Biennale di Venezia and Galería ALARCON CRIADO, Seville.

Recently, Rachel Botha was the Provost’s Curatorial Fellow at The Douglas Hyde Gallery of Contemporary Art, Trinity College Dublin, a co-director of Catalyst Arts, and the Emerging Curator in Residence at the Kilkenny Arts Office. She is currently the Bloomers Irish Art Emerging Editor Awardee.


This mentorship residency, supported by Arts Council Ireland and Donegal County Council, is designed to assist in the professional development of the successful candidate by offering them valuable mentorship opportunities from leading curators, direct experience in curating professional exhibitions, and opportunities to engage with contemporary artists and art professionals from throughout County Donegal.

Rachel Botha will receive both online and in-person mentorship from leading Irish curators and develop a multi-venue exhibition and education programme using works from the Arts Council Collection and a number of Donegal based contemporary artists. The exhibition will take place in October & November 2022 at the RCC and Glebe House & Gallery.

The Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny is proudly funded by Donegal County Council and Arts Council Ireland.

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