James Aldridge Artist
James Aldridge Artist

#ArtAfterTurner - Willis Museum and Basingstoke College of Technology

Responding to the Turner and the Sun exhibition, with Foundation, BA and MA students from Basingstoke College, and the Winchester School of Art. Commissioned by the Hampshire Cultural Trust, with progress shared throughout the project on Instagram, and a final exhibition at The Willis Museum, Basingstoke. (2017/18)

Block_Chain>The Power of Two

A two-week, collaborative online residency, curated by Susan Francis for Chapel Arts Studios, the Block_Chain>The Power of Two structure saw pairs of artists responding to each other in a chain of unfolding creative dialogue.


My work, alongside fellow artist Ben Huntley, explored the presence and absence of barriers, both physical and perceptual, in an effort to go #BeyondTheBinary. See #BlockChainDissentArt on Instagram for more. (2018)

Celebrating Age - Lanfear Close Sheltered Accomodation, Amesbury

A project with Celebrating Age, supporting older people to come together and share memories of favourite places, culminating in an exhibition of collaged artwork in the communal lounge. (2017)

Hawkwood College - Research Residency

A two-week residency at this residential college near Stroud, making work in response to the local environment, and personal themes of childhood memory, fatherhood and bereavement. (2017)

Making Memories - First Steps Nursery at Secret Garden, Salisbury

A creative outdoor learning project for children from 6 months to 4 years old, at a local community garden, with integrated cpd for staff, events for parents, and an exhibition at Salisbury Arts Centre. (2017)

School Without Walls - St Saviours Infants and The Museum of Bath at Work

Artist residency for School Without Walls at St Saviours Infant School in Bath, visiting and responding to the Museum of Bath at Work, and supporting the children to explore the relevance of collections to their own lives. (2017)

Green Town Group Residency - MK Gallery

18 month residency working with local primary schools at a park and an ancient woodland, and with local families at the MK Gallery, to explore and learn about local green spaces. With associated cpd for teaching staff, and exhibition 'The Art of Outdoor Learning' (2016/17)

History of Place at The Guild of Brave Poor Things

A day's workshop, supporting volunteers on this disability heritage project, to access and respond creatively to The Guild of Brave Poor Things in Bristol, a building that they had been researching via the archives. (2016)


The projects and residencies detailed above have been selected from 2016-18. Download a copy of my c.v. from the News and Contact page for further examples, or email me to find out more.

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