Approved: 21.04.2017

Ruby Tingle

Artist, Maker, Researcher

Approved: 21.04.2017

Artist 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 and lyrics support these visual works; collected sound recordings are digitally manipulated, collated and used to create songs, which are then performed in response to specific sites and events

CV & Education

Solo Exhibitions
2018 Into Gold, PAPER2
2017 Ermine, Chetham’s Library, Manifest Arts Festival Manchester
2017 The Land Is, PAPER Gallery Manchester

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020 At our Still Lives Posed, Axel Orbinger Berlin

2020 Manchester Open Exhibition HOME Manchester 

2019 GM Arts Exhibition Bolton Museum and Art Gallery
2019 Un Staged PAPER and Leicester Print Workshop
2018 Into a Light  Saatchi Gallery London
2018 Tracing Paper Show, PAPER Gallery Manchester
2018 Message from Manchester, 48 Hours Neukolln, Berlin
2018 Like the Lines of a Hand C4RD London
2017 Curiosities AIR Gallery Altrincham
2017 Intimate The Old Courts Wigan
2017Fountain Fountain Bury Art Museum and Gallery
2017 John Hyatt Rock Art Performances, HOME Manchester
2016 The Cat Show, PAPER Gallery Manchester
2016 The Human Condition, East Street Arts Leeds
2016 RITE, Islington Mill Salford
2016 Utopia, Dystopia, Fringe Arts Bath
2016 Free For Arts Manchester
2016 Sound and Vision, PAPER Gallery Manchester

Art Fairs

2019 The Manchester Contemporary
2017 The Manchester Contemporary
2017 Line and Fold, Basel Switzerland
2015 sluice___ London

2016 + PAPER Gallery Studio Artist Manchester
2016 Exploring PAPER AIR Programme Manchester
2016 Contemporary Art Practice Degree Residency The Manchester College
2014 Artfunkl Residency Manchester


2019 GM Arts Prize Shortlisted
2017 GM Arts Prize Shortlisted

2016 Bankley Open Call, Manchester Shortlisted
2016 GM Arts Prize Emerging Contemporary Visual Artist Runner Up

Selected Performances

2019 Inter-Section Temporary Contemporary Huddersfield 2019
2019 No Such Thing, A Portrait with Salamanders Manifest/PAPER

2019 (Live set w. Dirty Freud), Glastonbury Festival
2019 Not Quite Light Night (with Simon Woolham) The White Hotel
2018 Nile Chorus (with Simon Woolham) Manchester Museum
2018 In the Mirror With Me Neukölln Berlin
2017 Self in Shed The Manchester Contemporary
2017 Ermine Chetham’s Library Manchester
2017 Buddha of the Bathroom Manchester Art Gallery, Bury Art Gallery
2017 The Land Is PAPER Gallery  and HOME Manchester
2016 Fowl Walcot Chapel Bath and Islington Mill Salford
2015 Menagerie in Blue sluice___2015 London and University of Salford
2014 Helix Duette (with Marina Kelly) ArtFunkl Manchester

Ongoing Collaborations
2017+ Buddha of the Bathroom/The Moth with Mike Chavez Dawson
2016+ Collaborative practice & The Frog with Simon Woolham
2013 + Recordings and performances with Dirty Freud

2019 No Such Thing LP
2017 Ermine OST
2017 The Land Is LP
2016 Hymns for the Men EP
2015 Menagerie in Blue OST

Selected Publication and Press
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
2016 The Lucky Jotter Artist Showcase
2015 Illustration for Simon Young (The Mysterious Rolling Wool Bogey)