Moving Stills explores the representation of a utopian community in the west of Ireland. Using the medium of film and photography, the work seeks to explore the auto-biographical difficulties and philosophical challenges posed by representing a community in which Wallis came to live as a child.
Ruby Wallis is a practice based PhD researcher with National College of Art & Design, Dublin (NCAD) and GradCAM. She completed her M.A. in Documentary Photography in 2007 at The University of Newport, Wales and a Degree in Painting at GMIT, 2004. She has been short-listed for the Gallery of Photography’s Artist Award in 2006 and 2009 and was part of their touring show ‘An Insiders View’, Photography, exhibited in Dublin, Arles, Paris and Berlin in 2008. Wallis has had work published and reviewed in The British Journal of Photography in 2008, Circa Art Magazine in spring
2008 and The Irish Times, 2006, 2011.