Ruth Waller is a painter and illustrator. She received a Diploma of Art from Alexander Mackie College of Advanced Education, Sydney in 1978, and lectured at the Canberra School of Art from 1990s to 2001. Waller has received Australian Research Council grants in relation to her research on Renaissance predella painting in Europe.
painter and illustrator, was born in Sydney on 15 November 1955. She did her Diploma of Art at Alexander Mackie College of Advanced Education, Sydney, 1974-78, and at one stage she designed graphics for the Artworkers Union. House About Wollongong 1985, done as artist-in-residence at Wollongong in 1984-85, is a series of colour photographs of cheap but odd suburban houses and gardens in the district. Her series of paintings of paw prints of the extinct Tasmanian tiger is believed to have been exhibited at the Tin Sheds in the 1980s. From the 1990s to c.2001 Waller lived in Canberra teaching part-time at Canberra School of Art, Australian National University, Canberra, and also researching Renaissance predella painting in Europe with the help of small Australian Research Council grants. She showed a series of paintings related to Italian predella paintings at Watters Gallery in Sydney c.1999, to be followed by German predalla-inspired works in c.2001.
Waller quoted Tommy McRae (and B.O. Holtermann and the works of the Port Jackson Painter , George Raper and James Taylor ) in White Panorama – select views of Sydney real estate 1788-1989 1989, charcoal and pastel on paper, 3 sections each 38 × 111.8 cm, illustrated in Irony, Humour & Dissent: Recent Australian Drawings 1 curated by Alison Carroll for Manly Art Gallery & Museum, 1989, p.25. Her charcoal drawing Ornithrhynchus anatinus 1990 was included in Earthly Delights: a group exhibition about the environment shown at Australian Girls Own Gallery (aGOG), Canberra, ACT, from 18 August to 6 September 1990.