Professor Judith Rugg

Professor of Contemporary Art & Spatial Culture, UCA Canterbury

Academic, School of Fine Art and Photography

As an artist and art theorist, Professor Judith Rugg's research focuses on the interdisciplinary relationships of the cultural meanings between contemporary art, architecture and space.

Her research positions contemporary art as a site of critical engagement that reveals the dynamics in play between site, place and space within an interdisciplinary framework, drawing on urban theory, critical geography, psychoanalytic, postcolonial and social theory and how these relationships operate within the precarious nature of space.

As an artist, her work is included in the following collections:

  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Arts Council
  • The Open University
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Auckland
  • Liverpool University
  • Contemporary Arts Society
  • Common Ground.


Judith Rugg is currently working on a book on contemporary art, landscape and concepts of proximity.


Further information:
Judith's blog

Judith Rugg

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy:

  • Member, AHRC Peer Review College (Academic).

Research Outputs

Key outputs on UCARO:

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