Ruby Tingle

Though working predominately in collage, Ruby’s practice expands into music and performance. Ruby deconstructs and reworks familiar images, objects, and sounds to assemble ambiguous and extraordinary forms. Ruby’s practice is grounded in natural history, and her practice is littered with references to creatures that share the globe. Her unique appearance characterises her work and offers her an opportunity to place herself within her work. Her works deal with a private symbolism and employ self-portraiture as a tool to exist vicariously in between states. These transformations allow Ruby to create an alternate folklore and natural history where boundaries between human and animal are obscured. Performance is used as a platform for the large-scale translation of these ideas, often utilising life drawing as an interactive element and theme. Ruby uses her body as a living portrait, forcing her interaction with the three-dimensional collage installations she creates. Music, often comprised of sonic collage pieces from original recorded instrumentation and sound samples, operate alongside these visual works and can support them audibly. The ‘cutting up’ and manipulation of personal conceptual songs form new responsive sound pieces to score live works, whilst physical releases act as art object editions. Biography Ruby Tingle works as an artist in Manchester after graduating from Manchester School of Art in 2011. An associate artist at PAPER Gallery and Artist in Residence at the Manchester College on the Contemporary Art Practice Degree, she was also awarded runner up in the GM Arts Prize 2016. Recent exhibitions include sluice___2015; Sound and Vision, PAPER; Manchester Free For Arts 2016 and Utopia: Dystopia as part of Fringe Arts Bath. Along with undertaking the Exploring Paper Residency Programme this Summer she will also exhibit at East Street Arts in Leeds and at West Studios in Derbyshire.

Artwork

Husbandry
Collage & Snake Skin on paper
42 cm x 29.7cm 
2016
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Caterfly
Collage on Paper
30 x 21cm
2016
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Terrapins
Collage on paper
29.7 cm x 21cm 
2016
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Flamingo
Collage & Snake Skin on paper
29.7 cm x 29.7cm 
2016
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Heron Wrap
Collage on paper
29.7cm x 19 cm
2016
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A Pond Lord
Collage on paper
29.7 cm x 42cm 
2016
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Tusk
Collage on Paper
2016
24 x 15cm
£150 (unframed)
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Toad into Wood
Collage on Paper
2016
20 x 15cm
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Bullman
Collage on Paper
2016
20 x 14cm
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Beast
Collage on Paper
2016
19 x 27cm
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In Glamour (A Fabric Transformation)
Collage on Paper
2015
22 x 18cm
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In Glamour (Fungal Nude)
Collage on Paper
2015
22 x 18cm
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In Glamour (Layin' Eggs)
Collage on Paper
2015
22 x 18cm
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Music

The Land Is
9 Track CD
Release Date: 12/1/17
£10 (from Gallery)
£12 (with p&p)
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Hymn for Men
4 Track EP
15 minutes
Edition of 5
2016
£7 (from the gallery)
£9 (with p&p)
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Menagerie in Blue
14 Track CD
60 mins
2015
£14 inc p&p
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The Shanties
4 Track CD
20 mins
2015
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Performance
Menagerie in Blue
Performed as part of The Big Draw at University of Salford
2015
Menagerie in Blue
Performance at Sluice_2015, London 
Helix Duette
Artfunkl, Manchester, 2014