About the Project

Queer River is a practice-led research project from Artist James Aldridge.

James Aldridge is a Wiltshire based Artist working with people and places. You can see his website here www.jamesaldridge-artist.co.uk and follow links to social media at the top of the page.

Queer River was initiated by James in 2020 as a way of exploring the relationship between the following:

  1. LGBT+ people’s experiences of rivers
  2. Queer perspectives on Climate Justice
  3. The impact of the climate and ecological crisis on river ecosystems and communities
  4. River restoration and Rewilding

James’s primary focus will be the Hampshire Avon, which flows from near his home in the Pewsey Vale in Wiltshire, down through Salisbury and Hampshire, to the sea at Christchurch, Dorset, and the Bristol Avon which flows west towards the city of Bristol and on to the sea at Avonmouth.

James will walk along the rivers with ecologists, archaeologists, artists and others, documenting journeys and conversations.

Artwork will be shared at sites in Wiltshire, Hampshire, Dorset and Bristol, before moving on to spark new collaborations with rivers and communities nationally.