Photograph of Ruth Singer, textile artist

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22 October 2019

Ruth Singer has been elected as the new Chair of the LSA on 17 October 2019.  This is a double strike of good fortune for Leicester Society of Artists as our major exhibition opens at New Walk Museum on 8 November – Ruth is also taking up the role of Publicity Officer for LSA.

"I’m excited to be able to support the members of Leicester Society of Artists in celebrating and promoting the brilliant work you all do," says Ruth. "I hope to be able to use my experience of museums, artist development and consultancy work to help take LSA forward and to make the most of the amazing talent we have in our membership."

Ruth Singer is an award-winning textile artist with a background working in museum exhibitions and learning roles. She has been an independent artist for 14 years and has exhibited widely, and written a number of books. Ruth’s work explores personal stories and heritage collections through subtle and emotive textile practice. She often works in collaboration with museums and archives and her Criminal Quilts project is currently touring the UK.

She has also worked with Creative Leicestershire for several years, providing training and has just completed the Made in Leicestershire research and development project 2018-19. Ruth also works as a mentor to creative businesses and individual artists and runs professional development training.

 "The LSA Council is delighted to elect Ruth as our new Chair," says Alan Willey, LSA Council Secretary.  "With her background in exhibition services, arts development and funding, we are sure she will be an informed and supportive advocate of our membership, and an invaluable asset to the Society."

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