Living and working in Norfolk, UK
2008-2011: BA hons Photographic Arts, University of Westminster
Informed by her training in art photography, Rudd works using multidisciplinary techniques including hand-sewing and printmaking. 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.
Alongside her own arts practice, Rudd leads community participatory arts projects. She believes that engaging in the arts can have beneficial effects on health and overall quality of life, whilst being enjoyable and expansive in its own right. Rudd has been commissioned to facilitate participatory arts projects within care and nursing homes, supported housing, day centres, youth clubs, and with mental health service users.
She has been awarded funding from UnLtd (2015) and Norfolk County Council’s Arts Project Fund (2017, 2018) to deliver self-initiated community arts projects. In 2017, Rudd was awarded a place at Clore’s Emerging Leaders residential.
Alongside formal art photography training, she attends regular professional development courses. This has previously included Behaviour Management and Youth Arts (2012), Reminscence Arts in Dementia Care (2013) and Take One CPD (adapted from National Gallery’s Take One Picture teacher training – 2018). She is also an Arts Award Advisor at Bronze & Silver levels (2017).
Rudd is a member of Artists’ Union England, holds up-to-date Public and Products Liability Insurance and recent DBS checks. Plus, she has additional training in safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.
Currently, Rudd is Youth Engagement Officer (maternity cover/job share) at Time & Tide Museum, Norfolk and Associate Artist at Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich.