Reindeer is an artist collective set up in 2008 by UK artists Rachael Elwell, Sarah Hardacre and Rebecca McKnight. The artists exhibit collectively as well as individually and share a common interest in process-driven art making. Reindeer seeks to form relationships with other artists, galleries and project spaces for future exhibitions and exchanges.


Reindeer at the Buy Art Fair

Dates: 9-12 October 2008
Venue: Urbis, Cathedral Gardens, Manchester, M4 3BG

Reindeer is exhibiting at the Buy Art Fair this week. There are approximately 50 galleries/collectives selling original, contemporary art at Urbis over the four days and it looks set to be a great event! There are curated exhibitions, strange celebrity artworks, art talks and also activities for children.The preview is tomorrow evening and the art fair is on Fri 10, Sat 11 and Sun 12 October!
For information on buying tickets, opening hours and galleries/artists exhibiting please see
Reindeer will be exhibiting at Stand 245 (next to the cocktail bar!)



Rebecca McKnight is Artist in Residence at the University of Salford and creates artwork through process-driven projects. Rebecca's current project, Th'Arctic, involves Rebecca training for and completing a 35-day, 300-mile expedition between the two highest communities in the Canadian Arctic. Rebecca is developing a body of artwork for exhibition inspired by the experience and has a blog where people can track her progress see

Rebecca is also working on another process-driven project during the Liverpool Biennial where she is investigating Liverpool’s hidden urban ecology see



Sarah Hardacre’s work explores the construction of knowledge and the institutional shaping of history and the natural world. Her particular interests lie in the appearance of a ‘Natural History’ and the evolution of the museum.

Sarah graduated BA (Hons) Visual Art at the University of Salford, with first class honours, in 2008, and continues her artistic practice at Islington Mill studios in Salford and The Hotspur Press in Manchester. In addition to her independent practice Sarah is a member of ArtYarn, a Salford based textile art collective and a contributor to the Bureau for Culture Management project in Berlin, Germany.



From single intuitive hand movements to rigorous systems employed to mark a paper surface, Rachael challenges the act of mark making.

Her work focuses on chance, which is faced against elements of control and structure. When one faces the other the work is subject to chaotic and dynamic results.

Rachael Elwell recently graduated with a Masters Degree in Fine Art. Her work has recently been featured at ArTol Kunst Labor (DE) and the International Fibre Collaborative New York (USA). Rachael Elwell is the founder member of the Manchester based fibre collective ArtYarn.