Audiovisual Artist and Performer

Represented by PAPER Gallery and No Such Thing Records

 

2022

 

Lagoons Solo Exhibition/ EP, Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Flora Victorious  Performance with Joe Mills & Raven Keating, Venture Arts/ PROFORMA, Venice Biennalle

Fountainia  Performance, Manchester Jazz Festival Originals Commission, Barboroli Square

Familiars Solo exhibition/ Single, PAPER Gallery Manchester/ A Modest Show

Meet me in the Real LP Dirty Freud, Manchester Jazz Festival

Drawing in Breathing out Exhibition/Performance, Rogue Artist Studios/ A Modest Show

PAPER After All Touring Exhibition, Royal Cambrian Academy/ Saul Hay

Solo Exhibition, The Whitaker Museum and Art Gallery (2023)

2019 -2021 

Lancashire Encounter Dirty Freud Composition/ Performance/ EP, The Harris Preston

 

Saga of the Frog Children  Film, Martin Lewsley/ Future's Venture, Hull

 

Floronic Performance/ Video 48Hours Neukölln/ No Such Thing Records

Love in the Backwater Dirty Freud  EP/ music video, Modern Sky

 

Manchester Open Exhibition, HOME

 

At Our Still Lives Poised Exhibition, Axel Orbinger, Berlin

 

Berlondon Jägermeister Live Set, Night Embassy Berlin

 

Glastonbury Festival Dirty Freud Live Set

 

A portrait with Salamanders Cassette/Performance, Manifest Arts

 

Not Quite Light Night, Performance, Simon Woolham/ The White Hotel Salford

 

2015-2018 

Into a Light Exhibition Saatchi Gallery, London 

In the Mirror with Me Performance, 48 Hours Neukölln Berlin

Like the Lines of a Hand Exhibition,  Centre for Recent Drawing London

Nile Chorus Performance, Simon Woolham/ Manchester Museum

Ermine Solo exhibition/OST, Chethams Library Manchester

Line and Fold Exhibition, Art Basel Switzerland

Buddha of the Bathroom Performances, Mike Chavez Dawson/ Manchester Art Gallery 

 

The Land Is Solo exhibition/LP/Performances, PAPER Gallery, HOME Manchester

 

The Manchester Contemporary with PAPER Gallery 

 

Menagerie in Blue Performance/ OST,  sluice__ London

 

The Human Condition Exhibition, East Street Arts Leeds

 

Exploring PAPER Residency Manchester

 

GM Arts Prize Award

 

Helix Duette Performance/ Marina Kelly/ ArtFunkl ResidencyManchester

Statement

Ruby’s practice is primarily concerned with the reconstruction of familiar forms to present and document the extraordinary as authentic. A variety of media including paper cut outs, the readymade, animal matter and sounds are collected, manipulated and reassembled to create new ambiguous forms as works on paper, performances, installations, films and pieces of music. These collages aim to present an unnatural history with it’s own folklore, where the boundaries between cryptozoic speculation and scientific evidence are obscured. A fascination with herpetology, it's history, symbolism and future conservation, roots her material and conceptual investigations. By placing herself within her work, Ruby creates fleeting self portraits which allow for a vicarious existence. Here she is able to document different aspects of her ‘Self’ and embellished accounts of personal experiences, set within her own invented myths. Her music mixes elements of natural sound, high range celestial vocals and inventive  electronic instrumentation to produce original and  dreamy, experimental ‘music from the swamp’. She is represented by PAPER Gallery Manchester, vocalist with cinematic electronic act Dirty Freud and co-founded independent record label No Such Thing. 

Selected Press

2022 Local Sound Focus "Totally mesmerising... beautifully complex music... it's electronica with a soul" 

2022 Louder than War"Let the watery ambience soak through you and you will find yourself singing the chorus in the shower for weeks" 

2022 Angry Baby EP Review

2022 Vents Magazine Interview

2021 Creative Tourist 48HNK Interview

2020 PUSH Sheffield article 

2020 The Fourdrinier Lockdown Interview
2018 Cotton On Manchester Interview



 

 

 



 

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