James Aldridge Artist
James Aldridge Artist


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Ash Tree Stream


Between October 2019 and September 2020 I will be working with Andover Trees United and CAS (Chapel Arts Studios) to run Ash Tree Stream, an art and outdoor learning project supported by funding from Arts Council England.


With children from 5 local schools, we will focus on using art to map Ash trees in the Andover area, in the context of local cultural heritage and the global climate and biodiversity crises. The project will culimate in an exhibition of my and the children's work at CAS (Andover) in Summer 2020. Please see here for more information.

Interbeing Exhibition with Jonathan Mansfield


The Interbeing exhibition, at The Pound Art Centre, Corsham, will take place between 8th January and 8th February 2020, and explore my fascination with embodied ways of knowing places, alongside Jonathan's emotional and spiritual responses. See The Pound website for full information and associated events, including the preview on 9th January and an artists' talk on Wednesday 22nd January.

Saturated Space Exhibition


In March 2020 I will be exhibiting at the Sandham Memorial Chapel, Burghclere with a group of CAS (Chapel Arts Studios) Associate Artists. Responding to the site and the paintings created by Sir Stanley Spencer, the exhibition will include adapted pieces of clothing created by me to explore the relationship between the body, landscape and trauma.


Urban Rural Exchange Exhibition

Since November 2018 I have been collaborating with London based artist Karen Wood, exploring the relationship between our walking-based arts practices. The year long research project culminates in an exhibition at Spitalfields Art Studios in from 9th November to 27th December 2019. Follow our progress on Instagram at @UrbanRuralExchange

Dark Mountain 15 - In the Age of Fire

My photographic piece The Distance Between Us has been included in the recently published Dark Mountain Book 'In the Age of Fire.


'At a time when the pace of change is accelerating, and the outlook for our world is beset by uncertainty, this book gathers the voices of witnesses from across the globe who are experiencing the shock of this new state of emergency. They speak of what it feels like to be alive in these times, what stories can guide our path through the flames, and what might arise from their ashes.'

A-N Bursary Exploring Rural/Urban Place Based Practice

I was very pleased to receive an Artist's Bursary from A-N this year. The bursary will enabled me to develop my practice as an artist who works in a rural area, exploring and building links with artists and curators in more urban areas, and attending The Rural Assembly conference in June 2019 at The Whitechapel Gallery and Wysing Arts Centre. See here for my A-N blog.

Contact Me

Phone: 07931 407186

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Blog: jamesaldridgeart.wordpress.com


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Twitter: @JamesAldridge4


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Download my C.V. or Artist Statement:


James Aldridge C.V. December 2018
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Artist Statement - January 2019
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