Exhibition: Into the Hills, Mill Street Gallery, Skipton, 2019
Rutherford investigates the human relationship with the natural environment. With a focus on place, she transforms journeys, explorations and physical activities into images, soundscapes and workshops.
Using drawing, sound, and printmaking in her practice, she develops ideas using imaginative reconstruction. Drawings are often large scale and immersive. Rutherford has undertaken recent commissions for Yorkshire Peat Partnership and in 2021 she received an Arts Council DYCP grant to explore sound in her practice. She has developed a series of Art in the Cave workshops with Yorkshire Dales Guides.