EDUCATION
2017-Present     Cert. 3 in Micro-business, NEIS, Adelaide, South Australia
2017 Oil Painting Masterclass with Robin Eley, The Art Academy, Adelaide, South Australia
2016     Artist Assistant to Alex Desebrock, Creative Children’s Congress Project, Carclew, North Adelaide, South Australia
2015     Mixed Media Painting, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London
2015     Contemporary Fine Arts Practice, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London
2015     Mentorship with Artist, Chris Aerfeldt, Montpellier, France
2015     Oil Painting Masterclass with Artist, Shawn Barber,  Amsterdam, Netherlands
2015     Figure Painting and Figure in the Interior, Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy
2015     Mural Design Masterclass with Artist, Kaff-eine, Carclew, North Adelaide, South Australia
2015     Introduction to Pottery, Workers’ Educational Association (WEA), Adelaide, South Australia
2014     Artist Assistant to Hiromi Tango, Pom Pom, Davoren Park, South Australia
2007-10     Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours), Adelaide Central School of Art, Norwood, South Australia  

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014     Array, Carclew Ballroom, North Adelaide, South Australia
2012     Spitting Image, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide, South Australia
2011     Portraits, SALA Festival, Magazine Gallery, Adelaide, South Australia

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015     Central Saint Martins Contemporary Fine Arts Practice Graduate Exhibition, University of the Arts, London
2014     Gematria, Adelaide Central Gallery, Glenside, South Australia
2014     Not Just a Pretty Face, South Australian Female Portraiture Exhibition, Fringe Festival, Adelaide Town Hall, Adelaide, South Australia
2013     Exploration 13, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
2013     My Roots Will Set Off to Seek Another Land, SALA Festival, Adelaide Airport, Adelaide, South Australia
2013     Ferment, Fringe Festival, Red Poles Gallery, McLaren Vale, South Australia
2011     Fräuleins Three Times A Lady, Gallery on Waymouth, Adelaide, South Australia
2011     Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition, Drill Hall, Torrens Parade Ground, Adelaide, South Australia
2010     Talking To Strangers, Adelaide Central School of Art Bachelor of Visual Arts Graduate Exhibition, Adelaide Central Gallery, Norwood, South Australia
2010     Fräuleins Orchard, Urban Cow Studio Gallery, Adelaide, South Australia
2010     Linear, Studio Gallery, Adelaide Central Gallery, Adelaide, South Australia
2009     Fräuleins Playthings, Urban Cow Studio Gallery, Adelaide, South Australia
2008     100 Bucks & Runnin’ 2, 5000 Gallery, Adelaide, South Australia
2008     Live Collaborative Mural, Exesketch Artist Group, Zine Fair, Fringe Factory, Adelaide, South Australia
2008     Live Collaborative Mural, Exesketch Artist Group, Art Gallery of South Australia, DepARTure, Adelaide, South Australia
2007     Live Collaborative Mural, South Australian Museum, Adelaide, South Australia

AWARDS and GRANTS
2016    Semi-finalist, Chanel 9 Australian Young Achiever Award, Adelaide, South Australia
2015     Carclew Ruth Tuck Scholarship - Annual Scholarship of $12,500 AUD towards an individual artist’s professional development
2015     Semi-finalist, Chanel 9 Australian Young Achiever Award, Adelaide, South Australia
2013     Carclew Youth Arts Quick Response Grant – Funding towards participating in group exhibition, Exploration 13, Melbourne, Victoria
2012     Carclew Youth Arts Project and Development Grant – Funding towards solo exhibition, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide, South Australia
2011     Carclew Youth Arts Project and Development Grant – Funding towards first solo exhibition, Magazine Gallery, Adelaide, South Australia
2011     Finalist for the 2011 SALA Festival (South Australian Living Artist Festival)/SA Life Emerging Artist Award
2011     Hill Smith Gallery/Helpmann Academy Friends Award - Annual award of $5,000 AUD towards an individual artist’s overseas travel to any destination, plus a valuable cash contribution to living expenses
2011     SALA Festival Award – Annual award covering an individual artist’s Premium Registration to exhibit in the 2011 SALA Festival
2007-09     Adelaide Central School of Art Pro Hart Tuition Scholarship

RESIDENCIES
2018     Concordia College Artist in Residence, Highgate, South Australia
2012-16    
Marryatville High School’s Gifted and Talented Program, Glenside (2016), Marryatville (2012), South Australia
2012     International School of Kuala Lumpur Artist in Residence, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2012     Carclew Artist in Residence, Studio Residency, North Adelaide, South Australia
2011     St Ignatius’ College Artist in Residence, Athelstone, South Australia
2007-2008     Curator of Adelaide Central School of Art Student Gallery, Norwood, South Australia

COMMISSIONS
2016     Portrait of Jamie Gardener commissioned by Ben Roberts
2016     Portrait of Jensen commissioned by Kristy Johnson
2015     Live Watercolour Painting, Taylor Swift’s ‘Incredible Things’ Fragrance launch, Myer Centre Adelaide, South Australia
2015     Portrait of Adam Birchmore commissioned by Adam Birchmore
2015     Portrait of Sara Perri and portrait of Amelia Dall commissioned by Sara Perri
2014     Painted Cow Sculpture commissioned by Cheesefest, Speciality Cheese Gormet Festival, Adelaide, South Australia
2012     Portrait of Anne Mitchell commissioned by Matthew Mitchell
2011     Portrait of Amelia Faraone commissioned by Connor Raith

COLLECTIONS
Private Collection of the International School of Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Private Collection of Saint Ignatius’ College, Athelstone, South Australia
Private Collections in Australia, Canada, Malaysia and London

SELECTED TEACHING
2015-18     Teacher, Art Programmer and Assistant at Pom Pom, Davoren Park, South Australia
2018 Teacher at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia
2018
Guest Teacher at Linden Park Primary School, Linden Park, South Australia
2017     
Masterclass Teacher at the National Youth Arts Summit, Carclew, North Adelaide, South Australia
2017     Teacher at Carclew, Explore Arts Holiday Workshops, North Adelaide, South Australia
2016     Teacher at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia
2016     Guest Teacher at St. Ignatius’ College, Athelstone, South Australia
2016     Teacher at the Port Adelaide Arts Centre, Port Adelaide, South Australia
2015     Teacher at Cedar College, Northgate, South Australia
2015     Teacher and Arts Programmer for Carclew’s Portraits by Kids Project, Adelaide, South Australia
2015     Artistic Mentor to Emerging Artist and Head of Art, Bordertown High School, South Australia
2015     Artistic Mentor to Art Teacher, Unley High School, Unley, South Australia
2014     Teacher at Pine Street Studio, Holiday Workshops, Sydney, New South Wales
2014     Teacher at Carclew, Explore Arts Holiday Workshops, North Adelaide, South Australia
2014     Teacher with the Renew the Port Project, Port Adelaide, South Australia
2013     Lecturer at the Adelaide Central School of Art, Glenside, South Australia
2013     Guest Teacher at Headspace Berri/Riverland Community, South Australia
2013     Guest Teacher at Renmark High School, Renmark, South Australia
2013     Guest Teacher at Loretto College, Marryatville, South Australia
2013     Guest Teacher at Unley High School, Unley, South Australia
2012     Teacher at Marryatville High School’s Gifted and Talented Program, Marryatville, South Australia
2008     Casual Teacher at the Burnside Painting Group, Burnside, South Australia

TEACHING TESTIMONIALS
View testimonials of students who have taken Ruby's classes here

REVIEWS and ARTICLES
Spenser S, ‘Ruby Chew’s Day’, ‘Artist Set to Make Impression on World’,  The Messenger, Jan 2015
‘The Next Chapter’, Rip It Up, July 2013
Llewellyn L, ‘Spitting Image’, The Adelaide Review, Nov 2012
Freeman R, ‘Spitting Image’, Rip It Up, Nov 2012
Nunn L, ‘Peel BackLayers’, The Advertiser, Nov 2012
Adelaide Central School of Art, Graduate Profile (Video Interview), 2012
Harten D, ‘Ruby Chew- Spitting Image; Honest Reflections in Paint’, The Art Hunter, Nov 2012
‘Artist in Residence’, St. Ignatius’ College Manresa Report, Dec 2011
‘Portraits – Works by Ruby Chew’, Helpmann Academy Update Arts Magazine, Oct 2011
Dupree B, ‘Ruby Returns to School’, The Messenger, Aug 2011
Brandenburg G, ‘RAW: SALA Review’, Kryztoff Online, Aug 2011
Llewellyn L, ‘Real People’, The Adelaide Review : August SALA Edition Feature, Aug 2011
Freeman R, ‘Ruby Chew’, Rip It Up, July 28 - Aug 3, 2011
‘4 of the Best Young Artists’, The Adelaide Magazine, May 26, 2011
Walsh L, ‘Seven Stars’, Sunday Mail, Jan 30, 2011
Pigot E, ‘Masquerading With an Adelaide Rose’, Design Federation Online, Jan 19, 2011
Bachmayer L, ‘Passion from an Early Age’, The Messenger, 2011
‘Cover Story, Ruby Chew’, Helpmann Academy Update Arts Magazine, May 2011
Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition, Helpmann Academy Update Arts Magazine, May 2011
Nunn L, ‘Chewing Over Life's Intricacies’, The Advertiser, Dec 30, 2010
‘Talking To Strangers’, The Adelaide Review, Dec 2010