Exhibitions

2019

Breathing Space: an installation

Detail of Serenade, Gold Ochre, one of the three outside panels of acrylic on canvas of Serenade, which consists of 6 canvases, each 137cm high and 320cm wide
A space celebrating nature and the spirit.
A meeting  place.
A place where ideas float, colours mingle and the joy of life is palpable.
A safe haven to free ones mind and set ones spirit free – soaring.
A clearing in the forest.
I invite you to enter…

Breathing Space was shown in Monflanquin, Lot et Garonne at the Salle Aquitaine, from  Wednesday 21 August to Sunday 1 September 2019.

Breathing Space was first shown at The KCC Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sevenoaks, Kent in January 2019.

2018

Britten War Requiem Prints

At Kevis House Gallery, Petworth

Ruth Dent_Britten War Requiem Prints 2014_Dies irae II

As the visual artist for Petworth Festival‘s 40th year and their 1918/2018 anniversary strand , Kevis House Gallery presented Britten’s War Requiem Print Exhibition.

Britten War Requiem Prints

At Le Théâtre des Treize Vents, Villeneuve-sur-Lot, France

Invited to install Labyrinthe at Le Théâtre des Treize Vents by Director Christophe Mandaroux.

Created by Joël Coupé, Sabine Dugarry, Isabelle Tapie and I, with a sonic landscape by Alec Dent.

2017

Britten War Requiem Prints

At The Royal Engineers Museum, Gillingham.

Ruth Dent's Britten War Requiem Prints exhibited at the Royal Engineers Museum, with a carpet of poppies

This beautiful chapel like space provided a fitting setting for the prints.

Labyrinthe

At Le Prieuré de Mesnil St Martin, 47210, Montaut, France

Throwing Le Prieuré into darkness and setting out a pathway with artworks illuminated along the way.

Created by Joël Coupé, Sabine Dugarry, Isabelle Tapie and I.

It took 2 days to install and 2 hours to take down!

2016

Papier et Mains

At Moulin de Larroque, Couze, France

Ruth Dent Moon Dance, acrylic on Moulin de Larroque paper, 84 x
Shifting Sand 6 in bright green, pink and silver, on Moulin de Larroque Lys paper. One of a series of 6 mono screen prints inspired by the movement found in opals.
Shifting Sand 4 in bright blue, yellow, pink and pale green, on Moulin de Larroque Lys paper. One of a series of 6 mono screen prints inspired by the movement found in opals.
Shifting Sand 2 in bright green, red and pale pink, on Moulin de Larroque Lys paper. One of a series of 6 mono screen prints inspired by the movement found in opals.

An entire show using the superb Moulin de Larroque handmade paper.

SVAF Open

At Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery

In a state of osmosis
100cm x 100cm, oil on canvas, 2015
An annual exhibition, each with a different curator so it’s always special to have ones work selected.

2015

Britten & Ireland

At Nucleus Gallery, Chatham

Te Deum Seasons Scarves

A solo show of the Te Deum paintings and Britten War Requiem prints in this lovely space.

National Open Print Exhibition

At Bankside

Ruth Dent Britten War Requiem Prints 2014_Dies irae l

Dies irae l was selected for this national show, and won the John Purcell Paper Award.

2014

Art for Evensong

At Bradford Cathedral

A4E Bradford 2014

The final stop on the Art for Evensong tour.  The cathedral is the oldest building in Bradford, situated in a landscape steeped in a rich heritage of fabrics and weaving.

Art for Evensong

At Worcester Cathedral

A4E Worcester 2014

Worcester Cathedral was founded in 680 with the building of the present cathedral starting in 1084.  The tomb of King John is situated in the Quire.

2013

The Reference Section

At Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery

It appeared that nobody ever said a thing they meant, or ever talked of a feeling they felt, but that was what music was for.

A couple of works inspired by Virginia Woolf’s The Voyage Out were shown in this show which I proposed and co-curated.

Art for Evensong

At Peel Cathedral, Isle of Man

A4E Peel  IoM

First stop on the Art for Evensong tour was Peel, on the Isle of Man.  The cathedral was consecrated in 1980, although it was built between 1879 and 1884.

2012

Art for Evensong

At Rochester Cathedral

A4E Rochester 1

Art for Evensong was initially created to show at Rochester Cathedral.  I was invited by the Dean and Chapter to create large-scale banners based upon my Celebrating Evensong screen prints, themselves inspired by Choral Evensong at Rochester Cathedral.  Rochester is the second oldest cathedral, having been founded 604.  The present building dates back to 1080.