Monte Cecilia Housing Trust - 50th-anniversary history project (2012)
Tapestries were commissioned to record six oral history interviews and to research archival material to create a visual historic display for the Trust's reception area.
Monte Cecilia Housing Trust delivers a wide range of housing-related services that address immediate housing and associated needs, raise public awareness, and influence government policy on housing justice issues.
Find out more about Monte Cecilia Housing Trust HERE
Trade Aid - The first ten years (2015)
Tapestries was commissioned to record the stories of Trade Aid's founding members to mark the 40th anniversary since the creation of Trade Aid in 1973. I interviewed six people for this project.
Trade Aid is a social enterprise creating fairness in trade. Trade Aid supports small food and craft producers around the world.
Remembering The Rainbow Warrior - Radio documentary for Spectrum, Radio NZ
Tapestries were commissioned by Radio NZ to research, interview, record and produce a documentary to acknowledge the 25th anniversary of the bombing of the Greenpeace flagship 'The Rainbow Warrior', in 2005.
Ruth produced two other radio documentaries for RNZ around this time also focussing on the issue of peace: 'The bomb that changed the world' - remembering the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, and 'Artists of the nuclear-free movement in Aotearoa/ NZ'. Ruth then went on to record an interview with Jack Perkins (photo left), a co-founder of the iconic radio documentary programme - 'Spectrum'. This interview was commissioned by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Alwyn Owen and Jack Perkins began Spectrum in 1972. During its first 20 years or so, the series often included first-hand accounts of New Zealand life as far back as the 1890s and is recognised as one of New Zealand’s most valuable libraries of oral history.
Visit the RNZ website to find out more about Spectrum HERE RNZ said a fond farewell to Spectrum in 2016, but you can continue to enjoy many hours of listening via the RNZ website.
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