James Aldridge Artist
James Aldridge Artist


See below for a brief description of current and upcoming projects and exhibitions. Please follow the links included, or get in touch, for more in depth information.


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Neuroqueer Ecologies

Neuroqueer Ecologies is a new sister project to Queer River which will research Neurodivergent experiences of and perspectives on place, and what these can teach wider society in a time of crisis.


Please visit the Neuroqueer Ecologies page on the Queer River website for more information, or get in touch here.

The Ripple Effect Exhibition and Film - Autumn/Winter 2023

The Ripple Effect project links with the Salisbury River Park project, to enable local people to use art and archaeology to learn about the past and future of the River Avon.


Begun in Summer 2022, this two year project has been developed by Leigh Chalmers of Wessex Archaeology and myself, through discussion with The Environment Agency.


Please see this piece that I wrote for the Wessex Archaeology website for more information on the project.


The Ripple Effect exhibition will run from 3rd November to 16th December at The Young Gallery in Salisbury, with a preview event from 6 to 8pm on Thursday 2nd November, where the Ripple Effect film will also be launched. in the meantime you can view a 10 minute vlog here.


PAC Artists' Group


PAC (Practicing Artists Commoning) was set up by Laura Eldret of the New Forest based contemporary arts organisation More Than Ponies with the support of A Space Arts, Southampton.


PaC is a peer group for artists. Together we carry out creative investigations into the New Forest area and create a forum of support, sharing, caring and exchange to strengthen one another’s practice. We meet IRL to walk, sit, talk and often eat together


For information on the other artists involved, or to order the Laughter is a Kind of Breathwork teatowel (pictured above), see the PAC page on the More Than Ponies website.


'The phrase “Laughter is a kind of breath work” was generated from a conversation between PaC members reflecting on what it is that we do together and advocating for others to do it too. The phrase is accompanied by illustrations of our time spent together in the Forest, legs on land, a mossy mule, hands in earth, sitting cross legged in circles...'


Queer River

In 2020 I set up a practice-led research project called Queer River, collaborating with artists, ecologists, writers and river related/cultural organisations, as a way of exploring the relationship between the following:


  • LGBT+ people’s experiences of rivers
  • Queer perspectives on Climate Justice
  • The impact of the climate crisis on river ecosystems and communities
  • River restoration


I've since presented, exhibited and collaborated in a rage of settings in associated with a number of rivers and other wetland environments.


In Summer 2023 I held the Drawing on Water exhibition at The Pound Arts Centre, sharing artwork that has emerged out of this research project. A virtual tour of Drawing on Water will be available to view on the Queer River website soon.


Queer River continues to evolve and I welcome invitations to write, present and collaborate - please get in touch here.


Find out more at www.queerriver.com

Noticing Nature

In Spring 2020 I set up the Noticing Nature project with Celebrating Age Wiltshire, working with socially isolated older people around Wiltshire.


Since then I have worked with single participants and small groups in gardens and parks around the county, usng art to engage with and record the plants and animals that we notice around us, with an aim of reducing feelings of isolation and improving participant wellbeing.


Funding for the project was extended due to its success and Noticing Nature will now run into Spring 2024.


You can visit the Noticing Nature blog here: www.noticing-nature.com

Contact Me

Phone: 07931 407186

E-mail: Send me an email


Blog: jamesaldridgeart.wordpress.com


Facebook: @JamesAldridgeArt


Instagram: @JamesAldridgeArt


Download my C.V. or Artist Statement:


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