Butterfly Collages 2019

One Step at a Time 30x21cm vintage papers, eco dyed calico R.Riggs 2019
Water is Life 30x21cm vintage papers, hessian, wood R.Riggs 2019

Love, Life & Tea Shadow Puppetry


An invitation to perform a shadow show for a new book launch of freshly picked stories to warm you heart.

Love, Life and Tea by Nirmala Drishti – wacky , wise tales for mind, body and soul, lends itself perfectly to the poetic and magical realism of shadow puppetry.


Performed live with storyteller Jaya Penelope in Fremantle, WA to an invited audience


Every sip of tea brings a gift….

‘The best gifts in life are given freely’



New butterfly artworks 2018

painting bflies (1)

Rachel Riggs making artworks in her studio at SHAC

Bfly china

‘China Butterflies’ – vintage papers 2018 10×8

spring moon vintage

‘Spring Moon’ – vintage paper 2018 A4

Pinkbflies (1)

‘Pink Butterflies 1’ – vintage papers & frame 2018 10×8

Blue bfly collage (4)

Blue Butterflies – set of 2, collaged fabric on linen 10×10 boards 2018

Blue bfly collage (3)

‘Sparkling’ – vintage fabrics, sequins 2018

Blue bfly box

Blue Buttefly wooden box – 2018

thank you! beautiful people

A big thank you to all the great customers who came and bought upcycled art, vintage clothes and retro collectables from the yardworks art shop at the eclective collective pop up emporium, Woolstores, Fremantle, WA

I met some great people and lots of memorable chats and moments ove rthe last 18 months. The shop was very successfull but time consuming, and is now having a rest until poppping up next year in another space!

yardworks art will be at markets and festival in WA over the summer, with vintage paper products, UK label vintage clothes and collectables.

Instagram – yardworksarts

for vintage classics and upcycled artworks

yardworks art shop is 1 year old!

yardworks art shop at the eclective collective in the woolstores, fremantle has been in business for over a year now, selling unique vintage clothes, upcycled artwork and collectables, specialising in British label clothes, handpicked and sent over by my mum in the Uk


Rave Collage

A collection of 1990’s early rave flyers from the North west and South collaged onto a perspex window from Hulme, Manchester’s old demolished crescents.Rave CollageDetail is worked with oil paints to give a stained glass effect when lit from behind with shadow hands dancing as the lights pulse.

The rave artwork has been on display at Curve Pusher studios, Mare St, Hackney, London, and currently looking for a new home for this unique mixed media artwork.

South Africa Inspiration – Cradle of Creativity

Recently I was funded by the Department of Culture and Arts, Western Australia to attend the 19th Assitej World Congress on creating theatre for children and young people in Capetown May 2017. I attended many workshops, developed international contacts and delivered a research paper on puppetry as a form of communication with early years and special needs children. There were many inspiring and uplifting moments, I learnt much about South African culture and history, and was very excited to be part of an amazing festival and event, this is a kind of visual mood board of my experience –