C.V. 2017

Emma “Ruby” Armstrong-Porter, born 1986,

is an artist and educator currently living in Coburg, Australia.

Her work most probably employs the graphical, yet organic, nature of printmaking.

Her art is influenced by pop culture, people, institutionalisation, consumerism and
the changes and decay of the physical/environmental world.

Academic Qualifications

2013 – Cert IV Visual Art and Contemporary Craft, Gordon Institute Geelong

2009 – Ba. Education (Primary), Maj. Visual arts, Deakin Geelong, with Distinction


2013 – Geelong Gallery Art Prize, Gordon Institute, Geelong

2006 – Dean’s Scholarship for Highest Academic Achievement of a First Year Student, Deakin University Geelong

Solo Shows

2016 – “Rat Portraits”, A Gallery, Preston, August – September

2018 – “Not Really an Exhibition”, NOIR darkroom, Coburg, August

Selected Exhibitions

2019 – “Splendacious”, Neospace Gallery, Collingwood, November/December

2019 – “IWD Quilt Show”, NOIR darkroom Gallery, Coburg, March

2018 – “Mental Health Foundation Australia Consumer art Prize”, Venue TBC, October

2018 – “Into Art Exhibition”, Coburg Town Hall Gallery, Coburg, July

2018 – “Literacy Festival Exhibition – Print Exchange”, Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop, Queenscliff, May

2018 – “big Small (Works) Birthday Bash”, NOIR Darkroom, Coburg, April

2017 – “Bring a Plate – Group Exhibition”, The Stockroom, Ringwood, December

2017 – “Imaginings”  print exchange/exhibition, Curated by Rona Green, Neospace, Collingwood, December

2017 – “Cut Copy Paste – The Art of the Zine”, Noir Darkroom, Coburg, November

2017 – “Dodgy Art Show 2 – Group Show”, The Stockroom, Ringwood, September

2017 – “Trashed – Group Show”, NOIR darkroom, Coburg, September

2017 – “Lid It! – Group Show”, FernArtz, North Coburg, August

2017 – “Autumn – Group Show”, NOIR darkroom, Coburg, May

2017 – “Youth – Group Show”, Off the Kerb, Collingwood, April

2016 – “Brunswick Street Gallery 40×40 Art Prize”, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy December

2016 – “Sh(km)art” group exhibition, A Gallery , Preston,  December

2016 – “Coastal” print exchange/exhibition, Art Is…Gallery, Geelong, December

2016 – “Panopoly” print exchange/exhibition, Curated by Rona Green, Metropolis Gallery, Geelong,  November

2016 – “80s Exhibition” Group Show, A Gallery in Preston, TBC September

2016 – “Rat Portraits” Solo show, A Gallery, Preston, August – September

2016 – “The message is in the Medium” Group Show, A Gallery, Preston,  June

2015 – “Magical” print exchange/exhibition, Curated by Rona Green, Neospace Gallery, Collingwood

2015 – “Figment Festival Exhibition” Art and Objects from the Festival, Little Creatures Canteen, Geelong

2015 – “Hand Scan – Interactive Art Piece”, Figment Festival, Geelong

2014 – “Project 1+2”, Printmaking Exchange, South Africa, Canada, Queensland, Geelong

2014 – Opening Group Show, Nod’ Destra Gallery, Seddon

2013 – Graduate Group Show, Gordon Institute, Geelong

2013 – “Don’t Scream” Group Exhibition, Pink Pole Gallery, Geelong

2013 – Collaborative Group Installation with Jessika K, New Wilderness Fringe Festival, Courthouse Arts Geelong

2012 – Selected Print/Porcelain Works, Armageddon Café, Geelong

2011 – Geelong Art Revealed Group Show, Geelong Wool Museum

2010 – Red Brick Gallery Small Works Prize Group Show, Ballarat

2007 – Surfcoast Calendar Competition Group Show, Torquay Shire Building

Selected Commissions/Community Projects/Voluntary Work

2017 – present – volunteer/gallery assistant/workshop volunteer/assistant curator, NOIR dakroom, Coburg

2016 – Creator and Facilitator “Swanston Street Series Interactive Performance Piece”, 26th Annual Meredith Music Festival* , Meredith, (*in an unofficial capacity)

2016 -Volunteer gallery assistant, “Anthropoid; Geelong Emerging Artists Exhibition”, Sally Walker Artist Space Deakin University, Geelong

2016 – Volunteer/instructor “Lomo Camera Walk/Film Developing workshop”, Courthouse Youth Arts, Geelong

2015 – Artist (by donation), “Dark & Kooky Trash & Treasure”: Strange Neighbour Fundraiser, Fitzroy

2015 – volunteer/collaborative organiser/outreach director/Fundraiser/Artist, Figment Festival, Geelong

2014 – Volunteer “door bitch”/street artist”, “Powerhouse Geelong” Project

2014 – Event photographer, “Near Neighbours Exhibition”, Abbortsford Convent

2014 – Workshop Leader/Creator, “LinoInc” Mural Workshop, Figment Festival, Geelong

2014 – Volunteer Artist Assistant, “Project 1+2”, Grovedale Community Centre

2014 – Curator for “Jessika K: Post Landscape” Exhibition, Little Creatures Kitchen, Geelong

2011 – Commission, 3x Painted Porcelain Teapots, Cocoa Tree Café Geelong

2011 – Artist in Armageddon Cake Paste-Up Wall Mural (event), Geelong

2010 – Commission, 4x Bout Posters (Digital Prints), Geelong Roller Derby League

2007 – Coordinator of “Thank You CFA” School Mural @ Eildon Primary School for Black Saturday Bushfires

2006 – 2012 – OSHC worker/Art Facilitator @ Surfcoast Holiday Program, Torquay

2005 – Facilitator T-shirt Printing Workshop, WIT Festival, Wales, United Kingdom