Queer River, Wet Land – Sharing Event, Thursday 25th November

What can queer perspectives bring to creative explorations of river health and river futures, in a time of climate breakdown? Join this special sharing event to explore the learning that has emerged from the Queer River, Wet Land collaboration, and to deepen your own creative engagement with rivers. The sharing event will tak place onContinue reading “Queer River, Wet Land – Sharing Event, Thursday 25th November”

Queer River, Wet Land Performance Score: an invitation to collaborate

As a result of my work with Minty Donald last month, on the Queer River Wet Land project with The University of Glasgow, we have put together a performance score to invite others to get involved remotely. The score, available to download below, invites people to engage with their local river and consider the relationshipContinue reading “Queer River, Wet Land Performance Score: an invitation to collaborate”

Queer River Wet Land Part 1 – Walking with Rachel Clive, Minty Donald, Ingrid Shearer and Cecilia Tortajada

My second day in Glasgow as part of The Dear Green Bothy took me back to The Snow Bridge, with Minty and three more collaborators: Artist and Researcher Dr Rachel Clive, Archaeologist and Heritage Engagement Officer Ingrid Shearer and Professor in Practice – Environmental Innovation, Cecilia Tortajada. We were to follow the same route thatContinue reading “Queer River Wet Land Part 1 – Walking with Rachel Clive, Minty Donald, Ingrid Shearer and Cecilia Tortajada”

Familiar and Strange – Rachel Clive for Queer River Wet Land

Familiar and strange: A Queer River Walk with James Aldridge, Minty Donald, Ingrid Shearer and Cecilia Tortajada. Glasgow, 10thSeptember 2021. By Rachel Clive. five queer river lovers, familiar and strange meet on the dividing line of blue and green consider the edges. on the grey bridge under their feet a small brown slug squidges pastContinue reading “Familiar and Strange – Rachel Clive for Queer River Wet Land”

New Writing: Queer River and Creative Engagements with Ecologies of Place

‘Artist James Aldridge shares insights from Iain Biggs’ and Mary Modeen’s book Creative Engagements with Ecologies of Place and resonances with his own projects exploring the value of outsiders’ viewpoints and voices not often heard in discussions on the Earth Crisis’ Mark Goldthorpe, Climate Cultures Follow this link to have a read of this newContinue reading “New Writing: Queer River and Creative Engagements with Ecologies of Place”

Queer River, Wet Land: Part 1 – Walking with Minty Donald

I’ve just been in Glasgow for a few days, at the invitation of The University of Glasgow, and as part of The Dear Green Bothy. You can read more about The Dear Green Bothy in this previous post. Whilst in Glasgow I met, walked, talked and made with collaborators suggested by the University. This wasContinue reading “Queer River, Wet Land: Part 1 – Walking with Minty Donald”

The Dear Green Bothy: Queer River Comes to Glasgow

After a recent Climate Museum UK meeting, I was invited by Mark Banks of Glasgow University to bring Queer River to Glasgow as part of The Dear Green Bothy – ‘hosting creative and critical responses to climate emergency‘ – in the lead up to the COP26 climate talks. Queer River, Wet Land will take placeContinue reading “The Dear Green Bothy: Queer River Comes to Glasgow”

Queer Constellations – Exploring and Sharing Together

On Friday I joined other artists exhibiting in the Queer Constellations exhibition, at The Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) in Reading, to see our work, meet each other for the first time ‘in the flesh’, and take part in workshops/discussions relating to the subject matter of the exhibition, namely queerness and rurality. As partContinue reading “Queer Constellations – Exploring and Sharing Together”

Experiments with Chalk and Water

Today I spent some time in my garden combining ideas from recent chalkstream research, explorations of bodily engagement with the more than human, chalk from my recent walk up the Pewsey Downs, and rainwater collected in my garden. Ideally these initial experiments would lead to me coating my whole body in chalk on the riverbank,Continue reading “Experiments with Chalk and Water”

Queer Constellations Exhibition at Museum of English Rural Life

I’m currrently exhibiting Two Avons: Boat and Body at the Museum of English Rural Life, as part of the Queer Constellations Exhibition, Artistic Trespass and Rural Gay Histories exhibition, curated by Joe Jukes with MERL. Two Rivers: Boat and Body is a new version of the Two Avons installation, originally commissioned by Yarmouth Springs Eternal.Continue reading “Queer Constellations Exhibition at Museum of English Rural Life”