Studio Award: Ruth Jên Evans (April-December 2016)

During the next nine months, Ruth will focus on themes that are essential to her work, namely language, tradition and culture. As a starting point she will create a display in the studio that focuses on wool. Her aim is to transform the installation over time using fleeces , wool in its essence and essentially looking at sheep shearing , ear marks and social traditions associated with shearing days .

The main focus of her time in the studio will explore new ideas and techniques by creating links with the local community and seek inspiration from it.