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Rachel Hill

MA work

Flora Mendacium

Flora Mendacium is a fictional botanical encyclopedia, organically created in collaboration with writer, Laura Fava. The publication explores the relationship between the beautiful and the grotesque and is displayed alongside a series of unique viewing tools.


  • MA Degree


    School of Communication


    MA Visual Communication, 2017

  • Rachel Hill is an Illustrator with interests in botany, medicine, mythology and archival material. Rachel's practice uses collaborative, responsive making to explore the boundaries between traditional structures and surreal content. 

  • Degrees

  • First Class BA(Hons) Illustration, Edinburgh University, 2014
  • Experience

  • Studio assistant, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, 2014–2015
  • Exhibitions

  • Polanski Retrospective, The Filmhouse, Edinburgh, 2013; ECA Degree Show, Evolution House, Edinburgh, 2014; Festival, La Galerie 1940, Edinburgh, 2014; Escapade, Doubtfire Gallery, Edinburgh, 2015; All is Blue, Exhibition Gallery, Edinburgh, 2015; Day For Night, Hockney Gallery, London, 2016; DRAW, Hockney Gallery, London, 2017
  • Awards

  • Edinburgh University Purchase Prize, 2014; The Andrew Grant Bequest, 2014