Ruth Geldard


MA Fine Art and Sculpture and Performance UCA Canterbury 2011

 BA Hons Fine Art UCA Canterbury 2009

Fine Art Foundation Course Thanet School of Art


Awards and Achievements

Axis Web, Five2Watch:Clothing

Flash Fiction, Here It Comes, published by Spelk Fiction 2016

Short Story, The Saving of the Shrew shortlisted for Labello Press, Gem Street Awards 2015

Short story, The Ghost Cow shortlist finalist for The Momaya Press Short Story Competition 2014

The Parrot Dress, given The Sapphire Award for Exellence in Contemporary Narrative Fiction, and currently nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

Short Story, An Uncertain State, Shortlisted for the Fish Prize International Short Story Competition 2014

Short story The Parrot Dress shortlisted for the Labello Press International short story competition and will be published in an anthology Gem Street later in the year 2014

Invited to become Associate member of Limbo Arts 2013

Axis Web curatorial choice of the week February 18th 2013

Number 1. in Top Ten 'Artists Talking' Project Blogs for Artists Newsletter (September to November 2012)

Postgraduate Scholarship 2010


Selected Group Shows sculpture/assemblage

Selected pieces for, THE FEMALE GAZE: An Introspective, at the Depot Gallery, Hackney,  2017

Selected work, shown at Pretty in Pink: What Makes a Woman? Bath Artists' Studios, 2015

Transtlantic sketchbook project with artist Sandra Litzenburger, ongoing.

Selection of work shown with a one off performance of The Vagina Monologues at The Tom Thumb Theatre, starring: Rita Tushingham, Pauline McGlyn, Amy Lame, Joanna scanlon and Beverly Hills Margate 2013

Odds Against Tomorrow Bearspace Gallery London, October 2012

All At Sea The Pie Factory, Margate August 2012

Unspoken Ceremonies at the Parlour Gallery, London, 2011

U-N-F-O-R-S-E-E-N You Tell Us! at Studio 106 Gallery, London, 2012

Beta Version 2.0 Invited Artist Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sevenoaks Kent, 2012

Parallax Art Fair Pall Mall, London, October 2011

Vessel Site specific installation for Canterbury Festival, Canterbury, 2011

All Things Bright and Beautiful Store Street Gallery, London 2011

To Feminise, site-sensitive installation for A Canterbury Trail Canterbury 2011

Landmark Gallery, Exhibition Teddington, London 2011

MA Show UCA Canterbury, 2010

Art and Film Festival Interim Show Hazzlitt Theatre, Maidstone, 2010

The Art of Kitsch Herbert Read Gallery Canterbury, 2010

In Response Alturnertive Harbour arm Margate, 2009


Selected Solo and Group Shows Painting

Carina Haslam Gallery London, Group Show 2006

Jenny Granger Gallery Whitstable, Group show 2006

The Powell-cotton Natural History Museum solo show 1999

Medici Gallery London Group shows 1992 to 1996

New Ashgate Gallery Farnham solo and group shows

Phillip Maslen Gallery Canterbury solo shows 1990 and 1991

Nevil Gallery Canterbury group shows


Open Exhibitions in London 1999-2006

The Royal Academy

The Royal Watercolour Society

The Royal Portrait Society

The New English Art Club

The Royal Society of British Artists


Residencies and Projects

Invited Artist's Talk: Leonardo and Me, for the Sevenoaks Visual Artists Forum at the Kaleidoscope Gallery 2012

Art Lands on an Alien Landscape volunteer as part of the Limbo Arts programme in Margate 2011

Just a Bunch of Ordinary Women: Nine Portraits at Sutton Park Women’s Prison 2008

Staff Portraits "live" portrait sessions and rolling exhibition at Asda Supermarket Broadstairs 2006

BBC Radio 4's Home Truths discussing relationship with Sylvia Spall mother of actor Timothy 2002

The Big Draw Lead Figure Drawing Workshop at the British Museum 2001

Understanding Oils demonstration video for Daler- Rowney

The Big Draw Invited Artist South Kensington subway 2000

Residency at the Powell-Cotton Natural History Museum 1999


Publishers (Reviews, Book, Magazine and online journal Contributions)

Another feature article on the Wallbreakers site.

Article about my work in Collage Magazine

Review of Odds Against Tomorrow: Exhibit D in Glass Magazine.                              

Feature article about my work appeared  in Wall Breakers online creative network.            

Review for exhibition: Beta Version 2.0 at the Kaleidoscope Gallery for a-n magazine and Interface                                        

To Set in Opposition article for HESA Inprint online journal February issue Contrast

Repurposing with a Passion by D. Dominick Llombardi pg 4 Public Art and Ecology Magazine Shanghai 2011

woman.woman (Stigmata Re-mix after Cixous) pg 7, Vol.6 Duck and Cover Art Magazine Editors: Jim Lockey 2010



Professional Websites

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