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Rachel Lillie


I am an Illustrator and educator based in East London, interested in participation and investigation of place.

My working processes adapt drawing, sound, walking, archival and literary interpretation to research and respond to ideas around place. Working across image making, object making and spatial contexts. 

I develop workshops and walks as part of a wider interest in educational experiences and community engagement in place. These are designed to be site specific, so no two are the same.

I regularly give lectures and lead workshops at different universities.

Senior Lecturer on BA (hons) Illustration Animation course at Kingston University leading the 2nd year journey.


email or DM to get in touch if you would like to work with me, ask a question or say hello:
Workshops + walks      

Exploring Drawing - William Morris Gallery online (2021)

The Experiential Workshop - with BA Architecture CSM (2020)

Over Pole Hill - 2 x guided walks with John Rogers as part of Waltham Forest Tours (2019)

Picturing a View - Workshop with Walthamstow Curators (2019)

A Drawing Journey - Public workshop at Walthamstow Wetlands (2019)

Colour, The Mark and The City - Workshop at Barbican with Maryland Institute of Arts (2019)

Shaping a View -  Workshop at Dulwich park with Maryland Institute of Arts (2018)

Drawing the Garden - Workshop at Vestry House Museum (2018)

Forest Family Day - Workshop at Vestry House Museum (2018)

Collaborative Print - Workshop with Isabel + Helen at Somerset House (2016)

The Hero’s Joruney - School workshop at House of Illustration (2015)

Drawing Kings Cross - Reportage class at House of Illustration (2015)

Talks + lectures      

Physical Connection + Sensemaking -Illustration Research conference (2021)

Narrative Landscapes - Lecture and workshop at UCA Farnham (2020)

Site as Context - Lecture at CSM (2020)

Illustration Research Practice - Lecture at Leeds Arts University (2019)

Cross Disciplinary Illustration - House of Illustration (2017)

Place and Purpose, Lecture at Northampton University (2017)

Shaping the View - Illustration Research conference (2016)


Woolwich Contemporary,
Print Fair (2020)

The Inbetween - An Ode to Epping Forest,
Vestry House Museum (2018)

10 Years of DRAW RCA, Temple Church Triforium (2018)

Pick Me Up Selects, Somerset House (2016)

Odyssey - The Impossibility of the Journey, Residency + Exhibition at House of Illustration (2015)

So Far, So Forth, Work in progress show + open studio at House of Illustration (2015)

 Family Workshop, Vestry House Museum,  collaborative mono-print + drawing with children