Photo by  Tatanja Ross

Photo by Tatanja Ross


Ashley Ronning is an illustrator based in Brunswick, Melbourne. Her creative endeavours began when she was four, and cut her own hair to complete a picture of a pony. After studying graphic design, Ashley found her way into freelance design, set dressing and prop making, and now spends her time in her Brunswick studio illustrating and risograph printing. 

Ashley also runs a risograph publishing and printing project called Helio Press. When her pen and ink cartridges are down, she's playing pinball, going to gigs, or having a tinnie in the sun. 

If you would like to speak to her about a project, email her at
She's also on instagram and twitter

Solo Exhibitions

No Place Like Space – Magic Johnston, Melbourne – February 2017
Deep Space House Plant – Rooftop Art Space, Melbourne – February 2015

Selected group exhibitions

Love and Other Crimes – Betty's Espresso, Brisbane – February 2018
Hear Me Out – Collingwood Arts Precinct, Melbourne – November 2017
Comfort Zone – Toast Workroom – August 2017
Bloomin' Beauty – BSIDE Gallery, Melbourne – August 2017
In Common – Guild Of Objects, Melbourne – August 2017
Think Pink – Enough Space, Melbourne – November 2016
Playful – Melbourne City Library, Melbourne – April, 2016
Hi, We're New Here – Enough Space, Melbourne – December 2015
Science Friction – Counihan Gallery, Melbourne – November 2015
Secret Garden – Schoolhouse Studios, Melbourne – October 2015
Copier Jam! – Toured regional QLD and NSW July 2015 to July 2017
Graphic Contents – 1000₤ Bend, Melbourne – June 2015

Selected Press
Feature interview on The Design Kids
Graduate feature interview at the Shillington Blog
Illustrator Spotlight at BOOOOOOOM
Guest on episode 3 of Wowee Podcast

Feature interview on Outlier Blog
Speed Date interview at Trouble Juice
No Place Like Space at the frankie magazine blog

Creative Crush feature at Extraordinary Routines
Zine feature in Nylon Japan
Guild of Objects' Maker of the Month

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