Genevieve Rudd has led and organised community arts projects since 2011 and is based in the Great Yarmouth area of Norfolk.
Alongside freelance arts engagement projects, she has held the post of Chair at Waveney & Blyth Arts since 2019, and has worked as an Associate Artist/Tutor at Sainsbury Centre of Visual Arts at the University of East Anglia since 2018. From 2017-18, Genevieve took a maternity cover/job share role as Youth Engagement Officer based at Time & Tide Museum in Great Yarmouth and since, has continued to regularly work in partnership with the museum on participatory arts programmes on a freelance basis.
Genevieve has developed projects with people in care homes, museums, galleries, libraries, youth clubs, schools, community festivals and in outdoor public spaces. In particular, Genevieve’s projects consider heritage, cultural and environmental themes. They encourage closer looking, enquiry through making and ask about the places and people around us.
Informed by her training in art photography, in Genevieve’s own arts practice, she uses multidisciplinary techniques, including textile arts, drawing and early photography techniques such as cyanotype and anthotype. Her inspiration is drawn from the natural world through exploring botanical forms, working directly with plants, or utilising recycled and natural materials. Within this, she considers themes of time, place and seasonality.
As part of her continuing professional development, Genevieve regularly attends conferences, CPD and training to develop her arts practice and community engagement skills. In 2019, she co-founded Artist Educator Social Network a peer-led network for artists working with people in Norfolk, Suffolk and wider East Anglia.