James Aldridge Artist
James Aldridge Artist


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 at CAS in Summer 2020. Please see here for more information.

Exhibition with Jonathan Mansfield


I am currently developing new work for an exhibition with landscape artist Jonathan Mansfield. The 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. Full details to follow.

Drawing The Bigger Picture


On Saturday 19th October I will be leading a drawing walk, with fellow CAS (Chapel Arts Studios) associate artists, from Salisbury Market Square to The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize Exhibition at Salisbiry Museum.


The walk is free but spaces are limited. Children and young people will receive free entry to the exhibition. See here for more information and booking details.


Urban Rural Exchange

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 will culminate in an exhibition at Spitalfields Art Studios in from 9th November 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 am very pleased to have received an Artist's Bursary from A-N this year. The bursary will enable me to devlop 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


Facebook: @JamesAldridgeArt


Twitter: @JamesAldridge4


Instagram: @JamesAldridgeArt


Download my C.V. or Artist Statement:


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