Standing alongside her Antarctic work, 'Ruby's room' is Anne Noble's major body of photography from the 2000s. Although the full 'Ruby's room' series consists of 40 images this 2010 acquisition represents a selection Noble made as a boxed portfolio of 30 photographs.
Noble has said that the photographs present a record of "...growing up through close scrutiny of a site where life happens - the mouth. The mouth that speaks, tastes, smiles, reacts, learns, loves, etc. They celebrate and magnify moments of growing up that are not normally celebrated, and they're deliberately not erotic, not romantic, not ideal, not perfect. ...I was interested in overlooked moments that when depicted might create a discordant challenge to the adult romance with childhood as lost innocence..."