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Ruth Garde

Ruth Garde (she/her) is an access-first arts producer and curator with a passion for telling stories.

Since 2003, she has produced and delivered interdisciplinary exhibitions and public engagement projects, bringing together art, the humanities and science to explore what it means to be human. Her work embraces researching, curating, producing and delivering exhibitions, displays, public events and written content to engage audiences with themes that resonate with our experience of the world. In recent years, she has increasingly worked directly with artists in producing and curatorial roles, as well as providing access support for neurodivergent artists. She also works with institutions to help identify artists for potential exhibition and commissions.

Commitments to social, racial and environmental justice and equity are core values informing both Ruth’s professional and personal life. She brings an anti-racist and anti-ableist lens to her practice, and continuously holds herself accountable for these approaches. She is committed to an access-first approach, which means embedding access and inclusive practice from the outset of projects, rather than as an ‘add-on’ later in the process. She is currently part-time co-project manager of Curating for Change, a programme which exists to create strong career pathways for d/Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent curators.

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