Artist biography

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Image copyright Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, 2019

Living and working in Norfolk, UK

2019-ongoing: Co-Founder. Artist Educator Social Network
2018-ongoing: Associate Tutor/Artist. Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia
2017-ongoing: Chair & Web Promotions Officer. Waveney & Blyth Arts
2011-ongoing: Freelance community arts and arts project development
2017-2018: Youth Engagement Officer. Time & Tide Museum Great Yarmouth, Norfolk County Council
2008-2011: BA hons Photographic Arts, University of Westminster

Genevieve Rudd has led and organised community arts projects since 2011. She 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. Having led many arts projects linked to wellbeing, she is inspired by the positive transformational power of creativity. Genevieve believes that engaging in the arts can be a catalyst for self-development and improved quality of life, whilst being enjoyable and expansive in its own right.

Informed by her training in art photography, in Genevieve’s own arts practice, she uses multidisciplinary techniques including hand-sewing and cyanotype, an early photography technique. 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. This has previously included:

Genevieve is a member of AccessArt, Engage – National Association for Gallery Education and Artists’ Union England, she holds up-to-date Public and Products Liability Insurance and has recent DBS checks. Plus, she has additional training in safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.