Ruby Bovill                                    




Ruby Bovill is a Painter and Art Therapist based on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people in Melbourne / Naarm. Her paintings are inspired by natural landscapes. Ruby’s work encourages quiet contemplation and reflection on connection to place. Ruby’s paintings are an abstraction of her environment and identity. Growing up in Melbourne and regularly visiting the Great Ocean Road and Murray river, Ruby’s childhood provided her with a connection to nature. Art Therapy transformed Ruby’s art making practice resulting in work that makes internal discoveries, heals and contributes to her sense of self. Ruby’s art aims to provide viewers an opportunity to connect to nature in urban environments.  

Ruby graduated from a Double Bachelor of Arts and Visual Arts at Monash University in 2015. Since then Ruby completed a Masters of Art Therapy at LaTrobe University in 2018. Today, alongside her painting practice, Ruby works as an Art Therapist with victim / survivors of family violence at a Naarm / Melbourne based non-for-profit. Ruby is passionate about providing safe spaces for people to engage in creative modalities to reduce emotional distress, explore self, and recover from trauma.


LaTrobe University
M.A. Art Therapy

Monash University 
B.A. Arts - Indigenous studies & Anthropology
B.A. Visual Arts - Painting

Solo exhibitions

Brunswick Street Gallery
April,  2023

Inner Landscape
Off The Kerb
July, 2022
Quiet Contemplation
Brunswick Street Gallery
December, 2020

Group exhibitions

The Interlude and Olivine - Art Viewing and Open Day
The Interlude - Pentridge Coburg, Coburg, Naarm
November, 2023

Off The Kerb, Collingwood, Naarm
April, 2023

Spring Tide
Brunswick Street Gallery
November 2023

30 Under 30 - Ascent
The Kelvin Club, Melbourne, Naarm
February, 2022
Small Wall Exhibition
Dr Morse, Fitzroy, Naarm
November 2021

Joy Seekers
Off the Kerb Gallery, Collingwood, Naarm
November 2021

Monash University End of Year Show
Monash University, Caulfield, Naarm
November, 2015