Tate show for Pit-Pin girl Rachel

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Former Denaby artist and “Miners Strike baby”, Rachel Horne, is celebrating after her work became an exhibit in the Tate Modern.

Rachel, 27, has carved a career in the art world after becoming famous for her Pin the Pits campaign, to feature former colliery sites on Ordnance Survey maps for the first time.

Now she is rubbing shoulders with the World’s top artists as a video projection of her projects Pin the Pits and Just Like You is on display at the major London institution.

Rachel, who was born during the 184/5 Miners Strike, told the Times: “I am extremely excited to be visiting London and to see my work and projects in such a prestigious gallery.

“It’s the Mecca of Contemporary art world!

“I used to visit Tate Modern as a student can’t actually believe my work is being shown there. As an artist living and based in Doncaster it’s a big achievement”.

Rachel, who now lives in Doncaster, is actively involved in the local art scene working with Doncaster College, New Fringe and at St John’s Hospice as an arts specialist.

She also runs the Doncopolitan Arts and Culture Radio Show on Sinefm with friend and fellow artist Jo Carline.

She was invited to be part of the project at Tate Modern by London based artist and activist Tracey Morberly originally from a Welsh mining area, where she was a young mum during the Miners Strike.

The gallery is screening screened a trailer of her work “Pin the Pits” by Resistor Films.

Pin the Pits began in 2006 and developed into a campaign to see former pit sites marked on Ordnance Survey Maps as Geographic and Historical importance.

Although Rachel has taken time a way from the campaign in recent years, after several unsuccessful meetings with Ordnance Survey she still hopes the sites will be recognised as unique historical sites.

Through her work and connections she and has continued to champion the cause of former mining communities,