Ruth Proctor has been appointed by the University of Cambridge to create a permanent artwork for the University of Cambridge Primary School in the North West Cambridge Development.
The school will be at the heart of the Development and will form a vital part of the ambitious future of the project. The school will foster a culture of ideas and creativity where every child, family and teacher is valued and will offer a welcoming, open environment to families from the new development and adjacent communities. The vision for the new school, its ethos of teaching and learning, curriculum and ambitions will be an asset for not only the children but their families, the University, and local community.
Ruth's commission is being developed in collaboration with the school's architects Marks Barfield Architects and will use the school's international outlook and the each student's place in the world as a starting point.
Ruth says "I am over the moon to have been appointed to this prestigious commission. The aspirations for the School are incredible and I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to expand my practice towards the creation of this artwork for a new community".
Ruth Proctor lives and works in London. Her work responds to the spaces and time she lives and works within. Taking inspiration from details in theatre, performance or her surrounding environment, she makes objects that continue to exist beyond the context that originally provided inspiration. Like the Impressionists, Proctor's work often explores the fleeting moment, something that lasts for a second, captured in time, whether as performance, temporary intervention or as a permanent artwork, her works create beauty in a world where nothing lasts forever.
Ruth has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally. Recent public projects include Instructions for an Ordinary Utopia, Foreground Projects, Somerset (2014), I See You Liking Everything, Bold Tendencies, London (2013), and If the Sky Falls, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2012). Her solo exhibitions include Norma Mangione Gallery Turin (2014), Siobhan Davies Dance Studio, London (2013) and Hollybush Gardens, London (2010).