Projects 2012 - 2016
Common Garden for Out of the Matrix, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
Awarded Hill End studio residency, New South Wales
Launch of The Artist Curates book, Artery and RMIT University
Artist Residency, Fremantle Arts Centre, Western Australia
Weed Census Project, Fremantle Arts Centre, Western Australia
White Library Athenaeum Library, Melbourne, Victoria
The Artist Curates (Editor) Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne
Artist as Curator Project and Spare Room galleries, RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria
Paper Nights MARS Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
Mining the Archive LARQ and Queenstown Mining Museum, Tasmania
Ruth Johnstone is currently Senior Lecturer in the School of Art at RMIT University, Melbourne. She completed her PhD project Revisiting the Print Room in 2005 at RMIT University, following a Master of Arts at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin in 1993 and earlier art studies at RMIT and Deakin University (Warrnambool).
Her artworks are represented in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, British Museum, London, Parliament House, Canberra, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, Artbank, Sydney, Athenaeum Library, Melbourne, State Library of Victoria, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne, Hamilton Collection of the Victorian Education Department, Melbourne, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ontario College of Art and Design , Canada, Print Council of Australia, Melbourne, Belfast Print Workshop, Belfast, IBM, Dublin, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, Ireland.
University collections of Adelaide, Deakin, Griffith, RMIT, Melbourne and Tasmania
City collections of Banyule, Benalla, Bendigo, Cairns, Diamond Valley, Fremantle, Geelong, Hamilton, Ipswich Launceston, Mildura, Mornington, Morwell, Shepparton, Swan Hill, Tamworth, Toowoomba Warrnambool and Whitehorse.
Photograph: Ash Pederick, Fremantle Arts Centre