The Art of
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Ruth Harries lives and works in Cardiff. She studied Textile Print at Cardiff College of Art. She won 'Antiques of the Future Award' with Antiques and Homes Magazine in 2014, Welsh Artist of the Year in 2006; shortlisted prize-winner for the Texteil Festival Holland; Textiles Award by Selvedge Magazine at 'Made by Hand'; Mixed Media Award at Welsh Artist of the Year and Craft & Design Award at the National Eisteddfod of Wales. Harries' work has been commissioned by the British Council and The National Trust UK. Harries is a founding member of 'Fibre Art Wales', a member of the Society for Embroidered Work and a member of the 'Makers Guild in Wales'. She was awarded an Arts Council of Wales Individual Project Grant in 2010 and 2014. She was Artist in Residence at 'Cardiff Open' in 2012 and has been a selector for 'Welsh Artist of the Year' Competition and for the 'Cardiff Open' Exhibition. Harries has exhibited both Nationally and Internationally, including Poland, Hungary, Czech & Slovak Republics with 'Textile Art of Today', France where her work represented Wales at the 'Interceltique de L'Orient, in 2005. She has also shown in 'Pfaff Art Embroidery' at London, Paris, Netherlands and Sweden as well as the International Contemporary Craft Biennale, Nantong, China. She has shown widely in Group exhibitions, including 'Homelands' in Vermont USA; 'Welsh Artists' in Stuttgart, Germany; 'Made' London; 'The Big Residency', Millennium Centre, Cardiff; 'Fibre Arts Wales' at Crafts Council of Ireland; 'Welsh Contemporaries' London and 'Spring Exhibition' at Society of Designer Craftsmen Gallery London. Her work is held in numerous private collections both Nationally and Internationally. Harries' work has been featured in publications including 'Embroidery Magazine', Text in Textile Art' and 'Instinctive Quilt Art'.
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