Audiovisual Artist and Performer

Working with Progressive Electronica & Contemporary Collage 

UK 

Represented by PAPER Gallery and No Such Thing Records

 

Upcoming 2022 Lagoons Solo Exhibition/ EP, Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Solo exhibition/ Single, PAPER Gallery Manchester

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

Drawing in Breathing out Exhibition/Performance, Rogue Artist Studios

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

2020 Love in the Backwater Dirty Freud  EP/ music video, Modern Sky

 

Parenthesis Exhibition, PAPER Gallery Manchester

 

Manchester Open Exhibition, HOME

 

At Our Still Lives Poised Exhibition, Axel Orbinger, Berlin

 

 

2019 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

 

Unstaged Exhibition Leicester Print Workshop

 

GM Arts Prize Shortlist

 

 

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

Into Gold Solo exhibition, PAPER2

 

 

2017 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 

 

Curiosities Exhibition, AIR Gallery Altrincham

 

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

 

The Manchester Contemporary with PAPER Gallery 

 

 

2014-2016 Menagerie in Blue Performance/ OST,  sluice__ London

 

The Human Condition Exhibition, East Street Arts Leeds

 

Exploring PAPER Residency Manchester

 

GM Arts Prize Award

 

Utopia Dystopia Performance Fringe Arts Bath

 

Sound and Vision Exhibition PAPER Manchester

 

Helix Duette Performance/ Marina Kelly/ ArtFunkl ResidencyManchester

Gramarye Illustration for Simon Young/ University of Chichester

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

2021 Creative Tourist 48HNK Interview

2020 PUSH Sheffield article 

2020 The Fourdrinier Lockdown Interview
2019 Visit Manchester HAUNT Collaboration Interview
2018 Cotton On Manchester Interview
2017 Manifest Podcast Interview
2017 BBC Radio Manchester Interview and film
2017 CCQ January Artist Feature
2016 Creative Tourist Exhibition Preview
2016 PAPER Magazine, Folklore and Spectrograms Interview

 

 



 

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