Ruby Healey

I’m a multidisciplinary designer and photographer based in Naarm/Melbourne, working out of Idle Time, a studio space that I also run. My practice sits at the intersection of communication design and image making with a focus on documenting, interpreting and making sense of our world. I’m interested in collective practice, co-design and independent publishing.

I acknowledge the Custodians of the land in which I live and work, the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people of the Kulin nation. Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.

The Pantry as a Shrine to the End of the Human Race

Installation, 2019

Inspired by doomsday prepping, this installation is an encyclopaedic record of the human race at the end of the world. Familiar items have been stripped of their branding, coated in white paint and plastered with peculiar images appropriated from books and magazines of yesteryear. These images, taken out of context, form new, non-linear narratives as the items interact with one another on the pantry shelf. The installation comments on the nature of humanity—our tendencies, relationships, creation, destruction and our sense of place.

Exhibited at the RMIT Communication Design graduation showcase: Handle With Care.