Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman
Neil Cooper, Herald Scotland
Born in Glasgow in 1979, Rebecca studied Theatre at Glasgow University - her first play, was performed at the Arches Theatre in Glasgow in 2001 and at HERE Arts Center in NYC in 2002. Since then she has been steadily making work throughout the UK, by a variety of residencies, commissions and artist-led projects.
Her work in can be seen through a series of acclaimed projects - at times incorporating visual art, film, music and sound-art, often in collaboration with other artists.
She has a particular interest in Scottish culture and identity and in working across art-forms. She creates work about boundaries: between people, within landscapes, between layers of meaning, narrative and time.
She is also an experienced performer, whether reading her own work or as a musician, performing original compositions for clarsach (lever harp) with spoken-word. With this material, she has supported Daniel Johnston, Clinic and The Wild Swans and has been described by the Mouth of the Mersey Storytelling as 'an angelic Tom Waits'.