Ruth
Harries

The Art of
Contemporary Stitch



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Awards:
2014  'Antiques of the Future' Award - Homes and Antiques Magazine
2014  ACW Individual Grant Project
2012  First Artist in Residence, Cardiff Open
2010  Best Textiles Award' - Awarded by Selvedge Magazine at the
Made by Hand Exhibition.
2010  ACW Individual Grant Project 
2006  Welsh Artist of the Year- (over all winner )
2005  Mixed Media Award- Welsh Artist of the Year, St. Davids Hall
2002  Craft & Design award - Royal National Eisteddfod

Exhibitions:
2016
50th Anniversary Exhibition - Llantarnam Grange Art Centre, Cwmbran
'The Welsh Collection' - Imago Mundi, Benetton Foundation

2015
Lle Celf - National Eisteddfod of Wales - selected
Made by Hand - City Hall, Cardiff - selected
'Transience' - Fibre Art Wales - Craft in the Bay
Select - Stroud International Textiles - invited
Contemporary Craft Open Exhibition - Unit Twelve, Staffordshire - selected

2014
International Contemporary Craft Biennale, Nantong, China
'Made' - Showcase Yorkshire sculpture Park Gallery - invited
'Fourteen' - WW1 commemorative exhibition - invited
Bovey Tracey - Contemporary Craft Festival - selected
'Assembly' - Member in focus - Craft in the Bay
'Gaeaf' St.David's Hall - invitation
Made by Hand - City Hall, Cardiff
Cardiff Open - Cardiff
'Inspire' - Walford Mill, Wimborne
Lle Celf - National Eisteddfod of Wales - selected

2013     
MADE London - selected exhibition
Art Craft - invited exhibition, Cardiff
'Assembly' Maker in Focus – Mission Gallery, Swansea 
'Dialogue' – FAW Quilt Museum and Gallery York
'Conversatios' – FAW Galerie, Caernarfon

2012
New Brewery Arts – invited exhibition
'Conversations & Dialogues' –FAW Bangor Gallery & Museum
Made by Hand - Tredegar House – selected exhibition
Cardiff Open – selected exhibition
Fibre Art Wales at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, Vale of Glamorgan
'Welsh Artist of the Year' – Cardiff - selected exhibition
Summer Exhibition, Craft in the Bay, Cardiff – selected exhibition
'celf……a chrefft' National Eisteddfod of Wales, Vale of Glamorgan
'Running Stitch' –  Llantarnam Grange Art Centre-by invitation 


2011
Made by Hand – Tredegar House – selected exhibition 
Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery , Bangor – by invitation 
'Cwtch' – Craft in the Bay 
'The Art of Childsplay', New Brewery Arts , Cirencester- by invitation 
'celf.....a chrefft' National Eisteddfod of Wales, Wrexham 
Summer Exhibition, Craft in the Bay, Cardiff- selected exhibition 
'Fibre Voices' –Fibre Art Wales, Newport Art Gallery 
ARTEMISIA, St.David's Hall , Cardiff Feb 25th  - April 8th 

2010
Made by Hand Exhibition
Texteil Festival Holland - ( shortlisted prize winner)
Devon Guild of Craftsmen - selected exhibition
Casglaid' National Eisteddfod Exhibition Hall
'The Big Residency', Millenium Centre, Cardiff
'Reap and Sew', Oriel Myrddin , Carmarthen
Y Capel, Llangollen, North Wales
'Fibre Voices' FAW, Beverly Art Gallery , Lincolnshire
'Journeys' FAW Ruthin Library Gallery, North Wales

2009/10
Pfaff Art Embroidery Exhibition, Alexandra Palace, London, Paris
'Homelands' FAW in Vermont, USA
'Once Upon a Time', Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre

2009
'Seren Arian', Craft in the Bay, Cardiff
Christmas Exhibition, St. Davids Hall, Cardiff
Glamorgan Purchase Prize Exhibition. Millenium Centre, Cardiff 
National Eisteddfod of Wales
Spring Exhibition, Society of Designer Craftsmen Gallery, London
'Fibre Voices' Ceredigion Museum, Aberystwyth
'Fibre Voices', FAW 10 year Anniversary Exh., The Ulcheldre, Holyhead
'Through the Eye of the Needle', Oriel Elenydd,  Ceredigion
'Ffibr-Form & Fusion'- Llantarnam Grange selected Fibre Artist Exh.
'Journeys', FAW Exh. Rhondda Heritage Park 
'Ornament' group exhibition at Llantanam Grange Arts Centre

2008
Showcase - Oriel y Parc, St. Davids, Pembrokeshire
Craft in the Bay Christmas group exhibition, Cardiff  
St Davids Hall Christmas Exhibition
Coast 2 Coast 2, Jersey, Makers Guild Wales Exh.
Oriel Makers at the Eisteddfod Exhibition Hall, Cardiff
Oriel Q, Narberth
Spring Exh. Society of Designer Craftsmen Gallery, London
Journeys, Banbury Gallery, FAW Group Show
Pfaff Art Embroidery Exhibition, Alexandra Palace, London,
France , Netherlands, Sweden
Designer Crafts @ Chelsea, FAW, London

2007
10 x 10 Fine Artists, Cole & Co
Welsh Contemporaries in London
'Profile' Craft in Bay, Cardiff
Welsh Artist of the Year-Winner, St.Davids Hall, Cardiff

2006
Art Embroidery, Sweden, France
'Undercover', Oriel Davies, Newtown
St.Fagans National History Museum

2005
Museum of Modern Art, Wales
Stuttgart, Welsh Artists Exhibition
Festival Interceltique de L'Orient, France  - solo show representing Wales
Pfaff Art Embroidery Exhibition, Alexandra Palace, London
'Birthright', Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre
Welsh Artist of the Year Exhibition, Cardiff - 'Highly Commended'
Homelands, Denbigh
Crafts Council of Ireland, Group Show
Toko Gallery, Aberystwyth
Yr Wyddor' - Oriel Canfas

2004
'Origins' - Touring Exhibition , Alexander Palace, Dublin,Harrogate
'Identity'- Oriel Davies Gallery
Homelands - Brewery Arts Centre, Cirencester
Dethlu Deg - Minerva Arts Centre , Llanidloes
Fibre Art Wales in Ireland , Lisburn Art Centre , Belfast
Homelands - Oriel Mwldan , Cardigan
Art in the Bay - Cardiff
Welsh Artist of the Year Exhibition, Cardiff
West Wales Art Centre, Fishguard

2003
Fibre Visions - Bangor Museum

2002
Fibre Visions at the Grande, Grande Theatre Swansea
'Dwelling Places'- Madeira Show at Harrogate
'Crossing Boundaries' -St. Donarts Art Centre
Art West, Carmarthen
'A Play on Light' - Oriel Makers Gallery
National Eisteddfod of Wales, - Highly Commended

2001
Fibre Visions - The Contemporary Craftsman Monmouth
'10th Anniversary Exhibition' - Oriel Makers Gallery
'Fibre Visions' - Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre
Welsh Artist of the Year Exhibition, Cardiff      

2000'
'Body Language' - Oriel Makers Gallery
'Love Me Do' - Crafts in the Bay, Cardiff

1999
Visualize, Cardiff
Showcase, Llantarnam Grange Art Centre
'Gone Soft Again' - Brook Street, Hay on Wye
Chatton Gallery, Northumberland
National Eisteddfod of Wales, Llandeilo
Wales Open, Aberystwyth Arts Centre
National Eisteddfod of Wales, Neath
'Room Full of Flowers' - Carmarthen, Denbigh, 
Haverfordwest,  Oriel Mon Llangefni, Durham

1991
'Five Women Artists'- Coach House Gallery, Caerphilly
'Exteriors for Interiors' - Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre

1990
National Eisteddfod of Wales , Rhymney  Valley
Ceri Richards Gallery, Swansea

1989
Second Prize,Knitting Competition,'Woman and Home' Magazine
National Eisteddfod of Wales, Llanrwst
Mid Wales Open, Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Textiles, Taflen, Cardiff

1988
Albany Gallery, Cardiff
Oriel, Cardiff
First Prize knitting, National Eisteddfod, Newport 
Mid Wales Open, Aberyswyth Arts Centre

Commissions:
2016 Welsh Government - Gift to China
2005 British Council
1990 National Trust, Tudor Merchants House, Tenby 

Publications:
Contemporary Craft Magazine China (6 page feature) 2015
Culture Colony Quarterly Magazine (feature article) 2015
'text in textile art' by Sara Impey , Batsford 2013
'Instinctive Quilt Art' by Bethan Ash 2011
 '10'- Fibre Art Wales - 10Years 2009
Embroidery Magazine 2007 
Art Embroidery-Still Life, Pfaff 2007
Embroidery Magazine (feature article) 2006
Undercover, Oriel Davies Catalogue 2006
Art Embroidery- Portrait Gallery, Pfaff 2005
Homelands, Fibre Art Wales Publication 2004
Fibre Visions, Fibre Art Wales Publication 2001

Groups:
Fibre Art Wales (a founding member) 
Member of the Makers Guild in Wales

Collections:
Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre & numerous private collections

Other Professional Activities:
Exhibition Co ordinator - Fibre Art Wales 
Director - Oriel Makers Gallery
Board of Trustees Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre
Invited Selector - Welsh Artist of the Year
                             Cardiff Open Exhibition