Ruth Hadlow

Ruth Hadlow is an Australian artist with a process based practice who has been living in Kupang, West Timor since 2001. This is a small extract from Dictionary, a text which explores an intersection between language and experience, and the process writing as thinking. Ruth is currently undertaking a PhD through the South Australian School of Art (UniSA), investigating relationships between language, text and textiles in relation to living between cultures and languages. More of her work can be found at


Jelek in East Timor
*(jelek means ugly in Indonesian) Artist Ruth Hadlow lives and works in East Timor. Her thoughts about it question notions of beauty and ugliness.
After the Missionaries
Country Arts SA NAVA Cementa Unley Museum