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Dr Ruth Jones

Ruth Jones is an artist based in South Wales. She has exhibited widely in the UK, the Republic of Ireland and internationally in Poland, USA, Spain and Quebec. She studied Fine Art at Liverpool John Moores University and at The University of Ulster where she completed a Masters degree in 1997 and a practice led DPhil in 2002. In 2006 she was awarded an ARHC Fellowship in Creative and Performing Arts at the University of West England, Bristol.

Working predominantly through the mediums of public art projects and video installation, Ruth’s research focuses on drawing audiences into liminal experiences of place. Recent projects include Vigil 2008, an audio-visual installation exploring the landscape around Strumble Head Lighthouse in Pembrokeshire and Cloddfa, 2009, a collaborative audio-visual project with sound artist Andrea Williams focusing on the quarry industry in West Wales.

Ruth has also made a contribution to curatorial practice, working as a director of Catalyst Arts, Northern Ireland’s leading artist run space, between 1997-99. She also co-curated a major exhibition for The Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast in 2003 called And the One Doesn’t Stir without the Other. She is the co-editor of the publication for this project. In 2008, she curated a series of temporary public art projects exploring themes of ritual, community and place in Cardigan called Holy Hiatus. The book for this project was published by Parthian and launched in 2010.

www.ruthjonesart.co.uk

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