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


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.

New pop up shop for yardworks art, WA


In Freo, many commercial businesses have moved out and  artists are moving in, and revitalising empty spaces! Lots of pop up shops are happening in Fremantle, with artists at the heart of the towns economy, they are developing new shops everywhere. So, I have been very busy making lots of lovely hand made creations for the first yardworks art shopfront in the woolstores, fremantle, wa.


In a collective with other artists and retailers, we are sharing the overheads and using a commercial space to promote our creations and retail stock.


Its a great opportunity and location for developing the idea and concept of yardworks art, and displaying other artists upcycled creations aswell.


yardworks art is a mix of homemade artworks for sale, upcycled and lovingly made for your life. Lost and found art, oddities, curiosities, vintage and retro all for sale.


Come and have a look, open every day……..yardworks art, woolstores. 28 Cantonment St
Fremantle Western Australia 6160

She Presents…..


A series of femmage works exploring how women hold space inside and create from the past into the present. The infinite possibilities, patterns, held by cellular memory and time. Mother, daughter, sister, wife, auntie, friend, lover, housewife, worker – female roles played out in life. Like a magicians assistant  working behind the scenes, she presents her own instinctive magic with the bag of tricks, all women hold and reveal in life.

“We must accept our pain
Change what we can
and laugh at the rest”
Camille Paglia

she presents magic (1)

‘She Presents….Magic’                       acrylic, mixed media 2017,  original artwork


Pandora Presents worked

‘She Presents….’              acrylic, mixed media 1999   original artwork        Sold


she presents history

‘She Presents….History (patriarchal junk)’    acrylic, mixed media,original 2016


Shepresentstheworld (4)

‘She Presents….The World’  original, acrylic, mixed media, reclaimed frame 2016

Shepresentscreativity (1)

‘She Presents….Creativity’   acrylic, mixed media 2016

Shepresentsequality (5)

‘She Presents….Equality (pissing in the wind)’      acrylic, mixed media 2016

Yardworks art exhibition & workshops

new hanging commission – ‘It is what it is’ 2016 – upcycled Balga tree wood ring, wire, natural material, found decorations

yardworks art has been very busy developing business with new art work on exhibition and a workshop programme developing at the new Creative Collective space at Gypsy Tapas House in Fremantle , Western Australia. Exhibition until end of September.

The new space is available to hire for creative events contact Gypsy Tapas House

Rachel Riggs – yardworks art creative director, is now running regular workshops in vintage collage, upcycling everyday objects into something extraordinary. Last weeks participants made  beautiful artworks in a relaxed evening with live music, good food and creativity!

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Check out yardworks art facebook page for updates on workshop dates and times