Rachel is a Scottish writer and digital designer with an interest in archival research, literary criticism, and digital storytelling. She holds a double-first in English from the University of Cambridge and has held editorial positions at Harper’s magazine among others. Her recently published work includes literary criticism for The National and a feature on Scotland’s apple-growing heritage for Linseed Journal. Rachel’s postgraduate degree show exhibition, Gray: Beyond the Horizon, is an interactive, multimedia exhibition produced in collaboration with The Alasdair Gray Archive. Exhibited alongside the 2014 screenprint of Lanark’s book jacket by Alasdair Gray, the work invites its audience to journey through the many pages of his seminal novel Lanark: A Life in 4 Books (1981). Rachel is currently working in collaboration with The Alasdair Gray Archive on a digital exhibition about Gray’s Whitbread Novel Award and Guardian Fiction Prize award-winning novel Poor Things (1992).
Gray: Beyond the Horizon
Gray: Beyond the Horizon is an interactive, multimedia exhibition that invites its audience to journey through the many pages of Alasdair Gray’s Lanark: A Life in 4 Books (1981). Written and designed by Rachel Loughran and produced in collaboration with The Alasdair Gray Archive, the exhibition explores what intrigues lie beyond the multiple horizons of the celebrated Glasgow artist and writer Alasdair Gray.
It was first exhibited at the GSA Graduate Showcase 2022 alongside the 2014 screenprint of Lanark’s Book Jacket and has since been exhibited for Opens Doors Day at The Alasdair Gray Archive.
The in-situ show offered viewers access to its digital content via QR codes. The show continues to be available digitally at www.graybeyondthehorizon.com