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Multidisciplinary artist


Ruth Best

Multidisciplinary artist


Ruth is a multidisciplinary artist originally from Northern Ireland.
She has worked as an expert fashion and costume designer internationally for various companies and industry clients such as Giles Deacon, The Royal Court Theatre London, and the Siciliano Contemporary Ballet Company Berlin.
Ruth left the commercial fashion world in 2018 to get back to her roots of making art.
She was awarded a grant from the EU at the onset of Covid-19 to develop her oil painting practice.
Ruth has just completed a 3 month artist residency at The University of The Underground, in their ‘I want to Believe’ programme.

Ruth intends to combine her worlds of art, costume, and healing to produce work that engages with her audience profoundly.
Her work seeks to challenge the role of art in society, to use it as a healing technology. The aim is to create artefacts that the public can interact with that propose a counterbalance notion of the degradation of mind, knowledge, and ecology from late-capitalist structures of power. To reengage with the ancestral wisdom of the UK, to free ourselves from social and epigenetic conditioning so that we can become better ancestors.


Artwork(s) in the archive:

Ancient Future Mythologies


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