Education and outreach

At the core of Ruth’s work is a belief in the power of art as an instrument of social change.

Her work as a designer is based on collaborative practice, creating work both with and for a diverse range of professional and non-professional artists and participants.

Regular Collaborators

Karen Gillingham, Freya Wynn Jones, Hazel Gould, Tim Yealland, David Stevenson, John Barber, James Redwood, Pete Le Tenka, Natasha Khamjani, Rob Guildon, Hannah Conway, Jessie Maryon Davies.

Guest teaching

  • Brighton Metropolitan University
  • Central School Speech and Drama
  • University of the Creative Arts
  • University of the Arts Bournemouth
  • Durham University


Lead Practitioner  for English National Opera Baylis, Garsington Opera, The Grange Festival, Glyndebourne Opera, Royal Opera House, Opera North, English Touring Opera, National Saturday Art Club and Battersea Arts Centre. Ruth has been the lead artist and judge for the Royal Opera House Design Challenge since its inception in 2010

Speaking engagements

Project Information

ENO Baylis – Winters tale

Royal Opera House – Design Challenge