YiMiao Shih: Rabbrexit Means Rabbrexit

An embroidered satire on Brexit by our Illustrator in Residence.

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"A stroke of satirical genius... Hop along and go see." Time Out

"Both fresh and affecting." Standpoint

"A glorious and much-need laugh in the gathering dark." Brian Sibley

Over a six-month residency at House of Illustration, YiMiao Shih has woven a parallel universe in which the UK has voted not for Brexit but 'Rabbrexit': the expulsion of rabbits from the country.

For Rabbrexit Means Rabbrexit, Shih has created a series of ‘relics’ from the UK’s imaginary rabbit population, including large-scale embroidered epics, newly minted 52p and 48p coins and aeroplane landing cards for rabbits stripped of their British citizenship.

These satirical pieces draw together Shih’s real-world observations of the nationalistic fervor, economic uncertainty and fragmentation of societal bonds brought about by Brexit.

House of Illustration’s annual residency supports practitioners to create new work that challenges the notion of what illustration can be. It is the only residency of its kind in the UK, generously supported by the Barbara and Philip Denny Charitable Trust. 

YiMiao Shih (b. 1985) holds a BFA in Fine Art from National Taiwan Normal University and graduated from the Royal College of Art in Visual Communication in 2015. Her work in drawing, video and embroidery satirises contemporary culture and politics.

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