Ruth Hingston


Representative image for Feet on the Ground

Feet on the Ground

an exhibition of new work by Lucile Carson and Ruth Hingston at M16, including embroidery and drawing by Ruth Hingston
The focus for this exhibition is the urban and suburban landscape in two capital cities, on places where we find evidence of increasing demand and changing expectations of our shared environment. Both artists have responded to the growing human footprint on these landscapes.


18 October–4 November 2018
Representative image for The Sketchbook Project: Australia

The Sketchbook Project: Australia

A travelling exhibition of sketchbooks from the Brooklyn Art Library in New York, USA, including Treetop Flat, Down Your Street and Threads and Surfaces, three sketchbooks by Ruth Hingston
This exhibition comprises all sketchbooks by Australasian artists in the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Art Library. It will be shown at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, 324 St Kilda Road, South Bank, Victoria.


1–9 November 2013 (closed Monday)
Representative image for A Landmark & A Mission

A Landmark & A Mission

Selected work from The Sketchbook Project, curated by The Art House Co-op, touring in a caravan through Pittsburg, Ann Arbor and Cleveland USA, including Treetop Flats, a sketchbook by Ruth Hingston


16 November–18 November 2012
Representative image for The Sketchbook Project

The Sketchbook Project

A travelling exhibition of sketchbooks curated by the Brooklyn Art Library, New York USA, including Down Your Street, an 82-page sketchbook by Ruth Hingston featuring life in a Canberra Street

The Sketchbook Project toured extensively throughout the USA. According to the Brooklyn Art Library It’s like a concert tour but with sketchbooks.

The sketchbooks have been catalogued and digitised by the Brooklyn Art Library for their permanent collection. They are available online at arthousecoop.com/library


19 February–31 July 2011
Representative image for Traces d’un Passage

Traces d’un Passage

An exhibition at «la Genette», 30440 St Roman de Codière, France

Drawings from the Cévennes

These drawings are selected from work undertaken during two months in 2006, while the artist was living in the Cévennes, a mountainous region of the Languedoc-Roussillon province in the south of France.

Ruth was inspired by the wooden doors, narrow steps and tiny windows of the traditional stone buildings unique to this region.

She draws with a metre-long stick dipped in ink.


on Saturday 21 October 2006
Representative image for Touch-Finish


A group exhibition at ANCA, Dickson ACT, including Please do not touch, a drawing in two sections by Ruth Hingston
Please do not touch by Ruth Hingston is a work of poignancy and mystery. I wanted to rescue and examine this apparently lost garment and to reconstruct a story around it. I was left wondering who had owned and abandoned a garment so lovingly crafted.

Robert Bell,
judge, 2007 Calleen Acquisition Award


10 May–21 May 2006