Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart

Between Fire and Flood

Devonport Regional Gallery

Opening September 02, 2017


Intervals of Distance

Bett Gallery July 01 to July 17, 2017

the notes: recent work by Troy Ruffels

James Makin Gallery


See: www.jamesmakingallery.com

JULY 2014

It Is Not It That We See
Curated by Liam James

SAWTOOTH ARI, Launceston TAS, exhibition continues until July 26 2014

Works by: Pat Brassington, Christl Berg, Troy Ruffels, Mish Meijers, Jennifer Dickens, Nicole Robson, Simon Cuthbert, Annika Koops, Laura Hindmarsh, Sean Fennessy, Lou Conboy, Kate Kirby, Aiden Morse, Felix Wilson, Kieran Sullivan, Nik Lee and Johnathon Ainslie (TAS)

MAY 2014


The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery recently acquired a suite of 6 works for their permanent collection, Including, Cider Gum, Graces Road and Pyre.

Now Showing: Land, Celia Lendis Galleries, UK

Tundra - Back Space - Bett Gallery - Hobart - Opening April 04 2014

The main gallery space will be exhibiting a beautiful new suite of work by Tasmanian Painter Richard Wastell.


The University of Tasmania recently acquired a suite of recent works for their collection.


Troy was a recipient of a New Work Grant from Arts Tasmania, for his upcoming exhibition

'Luminious Things' at Celia Lendis Contemporary UK later in the year.


Tasmanian Landscape: Academy Gallery, Launceston  / Continues until March 14th

Artists: Margo Baird, Felix Blackman, Lorene Bourffard, Matthew Carey, Scott Cunningham, Jennifer Dickens, Lola Greeno, Patrick Grieve, Susan Henderson, Michael Kay, David Keeling, Philip Kuruvita, Kim Lehman, Penny Mason, Ben Miller, Tamas Oszvald, Troy Ruffels, Melissa Smith, Paul Snell, Danielle Thompson, Megan Walch, Helene Weeding, Philip Wolfhagen

Tasmanian artists provide insights into the unique set of historical and social forces that have shaped the island’s present identity and continue to influence its future. Tasmanian Landscape will exhibit a diversity of creative exploration specific to the unique environment of Australia's only island state. Within our contemporary sensibility the natural ethos encompasses many and numerous variables. Tasmanian Landscape will give creative expression to these differences by sculpture, painting, photography and installation.

Tasmanian Landscape is exhibited in partnership with the The Travelling/Writing Tasmania Symposium 2014 to be hosted in collaboration by Colonialism and its Aftermath (CAIA) research centre (UTAS), and the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (ASAL).

Expose: S.P.A.C.E Gallery Launceston  / Continues until MARCH 7th

Troy Ruffels was selected as a finalist in the Hutchins Work on Paper Art Prize, to be held in Hobart in October 2013.




Cinder - Solo Exhibition, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne, VIC June 13, 2013




TR4, LARQ Queenstown

Opening March 20 2013


Sea - Troy Ruffels, Michael Schlitz and Richard Wastell

Sawtooth ARI, Opening March 8th @ 6pm

Nocturne, 2012

Tasmania Today, Academy Gallery Launceston

Opening March 20th


Domain House: a contested landscape

Opening March 15th @ 5:30


Proof: A group exhibition of Contemporary Photography and Digital Printmaking

ARTISTS: Tamara Dean, Milan Milojevic, Sophia Szilagyi, Troy Ruffels

November 1 - 24. James Makin Gallery. Melbourne. Victoria


Installation image: Cicada

Etudes - Paintings by Troy Ruffels, SAWTOOTH ARI, Launceston,  SEPTEMBER 07 - SEPTEMBER 29 2012



Cicada, ACADEMY GALLERY, University of Tasmania, Launceston       SEPTEMBER 21 - OCTOBER 12


Recent Work by Troy Ruffels, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne AUGUST 07 - AUGUST 24 2012

Life - Bett Gallery Hobart, Tasmania JULY 6 - AUGUST 4 2012

Bramble, CELIA LENDIS CONTEMPORARY, UK                                          APRIL 21  2012 - May 31

-41 24' 33"  - Piomeda Art Gallery, LCG, Tasmania  MAY 04 - MAY 25 2012


New Art From Tasmania

An exhibition of contemporary Tasmainan Artists, curated by Dr. Peter Hill.

James Makin Gallery, Melbourne February 02 - February 25 2012



Including works by: Ian Parry/Tim Burns/RIchard Wastell/Geoff Dyer/Milan Milojevic/Anne Morrison/Marise Maas/Brigita Ozolins/Troy Ruffels/Paul Zika


Flood, Bett Gallery Hobart, Backspace

Exhibition Opens at 5pm Saturday December 10 and continues until January 02 2012

Flood comprises a selection of works from 3 suites created during 2011.

Bramble series, Flood series, and The Pyres. See main link on home page for preview of selected works.

Flood #7, 2011


369 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart

Tasmania, Australia, 7000



Troy recently recieved funding from the Australia Council  to develop a body of work exploring how the conventions of configuring time within a cinematic tradition can be adapted and reconfigured to extend pictorial space. New Work Grant - Established Category, Australia Council for the Arts, 2011.


Troy currently has work on display as part of Van Diemens Land: Tasmanian Art in the UK from July 16 - September 15 @ Celia Lendis Contemporary. Other participating artists include: Raymond Arnold, Tim Burns, Barbie Kjar, John Lendis, Sue Lovegrove, Anne Morrison,  and Martin Walch.


JUNE 25 - JULY 17 2011

Selected images from the Faultline series are currently on display at the Devonport Regional Gallery as part of: Before the Move: works from the permananet collection. June 25 - July 17 2011.

8th JULY - 24th JULY 2011

Bramble is on display at the Academy Gallery, Launceston as part of The ESK Collection exhibition.

JUNE 2011

Flood #1 was selected for the Prometheus Visual Art Award Exhibition, and will be on display in Merrimac, QLD from May 27 - June 1 as part of the annual exhibition. For more information: www.prometheusartaward.com.au

APRIL 2011

Ruffel's recent Flood studies were exhibited at both the Plimsoll and Academy Gallery as part of the River Effects: the waterways of Tasmania, curated by Noel Frankam and Malcom Bywaters

Participating Artists : Raymond Arnold, Julie Gough, Leigh Hobba, Donald Lawrence, Geoff Parr, Kevin Perkins, Megan Perkins, Troy Ruffels, Marie Sierra, David Stephenson, Travis Tiddy, Martin Walch and Catherine Woo.

Installation Image: Flood Series 2011

Academy Gallery, University of Tasmania

MARCH 2011


A selection of artist proofs from Ruffels' Bramble series were exhibited in Panoply, the inaugral opening exhibition of SAWTOOTH ARI in Launceston.


A selection of works  from Ruffels' Faultline series was exhibited in MAP curated by Jennifer Dickens, at SPACE Gallery, Launceston.

Other participating artists included: Christl Berg, Ruth Frost, and Evan Starkey