Ruth Norbury

Buy from her gallery direct at and Ruth will donate a very kind 20 per cent of the sale to Viva!


1. Tell Ruth your Viva! membership number
2. Let us know the receipt number, date and total amount of purchase
3. Viva! will then receive 20 per cent of the sale price from Ruth

Contact Details:

Ruth Norbury

14 Towneley Terrace

High Spen

Tyne and Wear

NE39 2HJ

T: 01207 545615

How to raise money for Viva!

Buy from her gallery direct at and Ruth will donate a very kind 20 per cent of the sale to Viva!

About Ruth

I have been embroidering since I was a child, starting with kits and slowly moving towards making the work I produce today. I completed one year of a City and Guilds Embroidery course but felt it was stifling the work I wanted to produce. I then moved to Southern Ireland to pursue a career as an embroiderer for four years before moving to Swansea in South Wales and then High Spen in Tyne and Wear.

I have been a professional embroiderer for about 10 years now and I live with my husband James, two dogs and six cats.

I am very interested in environmental issues and do not use animal based fibres in my work. 

Why Vegan

I have been a vegan for about 6 years now and had been a vegetarian for much longer. I saw a program one day on the humane killing of a chicken and I thought that I don't want anything to do with this industry, so I started looking at going vegan and there was no going back.

Why Ruth is supporting Viva!'s Art for Animals

I found out about veganism through Viva! and groups like them. I think art is a very interesting way of showing people some of the terrible things that happen in our name and it informs a whole new group of people about animal cruelty and veganism.


see all artworks of the moving pictures series: The Hen Project, The Dairy Project and The Pig Project. Full resolution downloads of the artworks are available here.

For use on social media and for vegan/animal rights campaigns. Please credit each image with
All artwork copyright Philip McCulloch-Downs (2015/2016)