Artist/ Ruth Murray

Southampton, United Kingdom

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Ruth Murray

Textile Designer & Maker / Creative Thinker

introduction

Imaginative and thoughtful, I create distinctive textile designs with strong colour palettes and embellished surfaces. Highly skilled at embroidery and artwork.

An enthusiastic textile artist with a love of colour, pattern, surface and texture. My creative work often develops from places I have explored, showing personal investigations into natural forms and the surrounding environment.

I specialise in embroidery and printed textiles, and also have excellent painting and drawing skills. I enjoy using different materials and techniques, frequently combining these to form distinctive mixed-media work.

As a fresh textile graduate, I am keen to gain valuable experience with a textile company or designer, or to be involved in art projects. I am dedicated, organised and show careful attention to detail.

What's Happening

awards_experience

Finalist for 3D Textiles

Where from:

EWAA Competition 2012

My dragonfly sculpture 'Fossilised Beauty' was exhibited in La Galleria, Pall Mall, London, October 2012.

awards_experience

Commendation for the Textile Archive Award

Where from:

Bradford Textile Society Design Competition

The brief was to produce a new design based on elements from an original archive sample. My embroidery was inspired by diamond and flower motifs from an archive print.

The awards ceremony was held at Salts Mill, Saltaire, Yorkshire, April 2013.

Showcase

MMU Textile Showcase

Role:

Exhibitor

Location:

Port des Versailles, Paris

My bespoke fashion fabrics 'Curiosities of the Natural World' were exhibited at L'Aiguille en Fete in February 2014 with a group from Manchester School of Art.

Showcase

Irregularities

Role:

Exhibitor

Location:

Stockport Art Gallery, Stockport

 Exhibition of work by Textiles In Practice Students in March 2014: The idea was to show the diverse nature of textiles, incorporating a wide range of techniques and styles.

Education / Qualifications

Manchester Metropolitan University

Qualification:

BA Textiles in Practice

Location:

Manchester

 September 2011 – June 2014

Curiosities of the Natural WorldOutstanding
Curiosities of the CoastCurator Choice
Curiosities of the CoastCurator Choice

Showcase

Always All Ways Land

Role:

Exhibitor, Invigilator

Location:

Manchester School of Art

Art school is the place where all things are possible

Showcasing my final scarf collection 'Curiosities of the Coast' in the Manchester School of Art Degree Show, June 2014.

Education / Qualifications

University of Northampton

Qualification:

Art and Design Foundation Diploma

Location:

Northampton

September 2010 – June 2011

Achieved a Distinction

Dream Job

Textile Designer/ Maker

Dream Job

Creative and Practical

Work Availability

Available for

Full-Time, Part-Time, Freelance, Internship/ Work Experience, Commission / One-off