School of Art Artist Talks and workshops
1300-1430 Friday 19th February 2021
You are invited to the first of a series of Artists Talks and workshops hosted by the School of Art, with our first artist: Ruth Beale.
Ruth Beale is a London-based artist who works collectively and collaboratively, exploring the way culture, governance and social discourse create society. Her practice includes socially-engaged processes, as well as drawing, performance, film and installations. Libraries have been a particular interest, as litmus paper for attitudes to education and public services. Recent projects include Library as Memorial, a book dedication project remembering Covid-19 victims with Brent 2020 Borough of Culture, The Free and the Unfree, a two-year commission with Mansions of the Future, Lincoln, and a Fungus Press public realm poster commission with Turf Projects, Croydon. Ruth also works collaboratively with Amy Feneck as The Alternative School of Economics, whose current projects include True Currency: About Feminist Economics, a podcast series commissioned by Gasworks, London and The End of the Present, a residency with Arts Catalyst, London & Sheffield.