Ann Rutherford North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Ann Rutherford is a visual artist who investigates man's relationship with the natural environment to examine themes of place identity and memory, projections of the self, the temporal and mutability.
She uses sensory experience, transitions from dark to light, the subterranean, contrasts of scale, the rootedness of rocks and trees and the primordial to navigate these themes. Physical exploration of the natural environment brings understanding, connections and experiences into her practice. She records using drawing, sound and photography and from this field work creates large scale immersive scenes for exhibition, encouraging intersubjective exchange with the viewer.
Ann Rutherford has a social element to her practice. She creates site specific workshops, art walks and activities for the public and has worked with writers, actors and technicians to create larger projects. She is an experienced project manager and has delivered high profile projects for arts organisations.
She is engaged in the following projects: Subterranean, Threshfield Quarry, Keighley Arts and Film Festival, Craven Arts House, Craven Arts, Fire and Stone - The Folly, Settle