Photo: Judith Alder in Eastbourne, South East

Judith Alder

Artist, Curator, Event organiser, Writer, Researcher

My work takes form through a gradual accumulation of ideas, research, found and gathered material and experimental processes. The outcomes of this cumulative process range from carefully crafted artefacts and drawings to texts, photographs, videos and installation. Although my practice progresses through several different strands, at the heart of all of the work is an exploration of the world we live in and our often uneasy relationship with it. LIFE Now is my current project with mentoring support thanks to an a-n Re:View bursary. Beginning with a period of research, I will be asking "What can we understand as LIFE in the 21st century, when advances in bio-science and technology mean that scientists can create and craft living organisms, and the question What difference would it make if we never died? is no longer entirely based in fantasy." read full statement

Location Eastbourne, South East
Activities Practice-based research, Residencies, Professional Development, Curating, Project management
Artforms Curatorial project, Book Works, Drawing, Installation, Research
Tags science, nature, wonder, awe, drawing, installation, exploration, experimentation, research, collaboration

News & Events

  • Salisbury Open Exhibition 2013: Drawing

    05/10/2013 – 10/11/2013
    Salisbury Arts Centre, Bedwin Street, Salisbury, SP1 3UT

    Work selected by a panel including Stephen Farthing RA, Meryl Ainslie and Mike Griffiths, showcasing the scope and vitality of contemporary drawing.

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  • What Difference Would It Make If We Never Died?

    A project exploring the quest for immortality in an age of scientific miracles, and asking what it might mean if we really could live forever. Culminating in an exhibition for Phoenix Brighton.

  • Telling Stories #2

    04/04/2014 – 31/05/2014
    Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery Buckhurst Lane, Sevenoaks, TN13 1LQ

    An exhibition of work by artists considering the role of artist as storyteller and addressing ideas of communication and mis-communication.

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  • LIFE now

    LIFE Now: a project exploring what we know as LIFE in an age when scientists create and craft living organisms beyond our imagination.

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