Photo: Judith Alder in Eastbourne, South East

Judith Alder

Artist, Curator, Event organiser, Lecturer / academic, Researcher

Are we entering a new scientific age in which immortality might actually become a reality? Would we really want to live for ever? What difference would it make if we never died? These are some of the questions which I’m asking as part of my new research project which sets out to explore man’s ongoing quest for immortality.

Location Eastbourne, South East
Activities Practice-based research, Residencies, Training delivery, Curating, Studio practice
Artforms / type of project Curatorial project, Book Works, Drawing, Installation, Photography
Tags science, nature, drawing, installation, research, collaboration, event, life, immortality, medicine

News & Events

  • Kickstarter! for The New Immortals

    My Kickstarter campaign for The New Immortals is up and running. I'm hoping to raise £2500 to help support artists making new work for The New Immortals exhibition at

  • The New Immortals

    20/02/2016 – 20/03/2016
    Phoenix Brighton

    An exhibition of work by myself and nine invited artists exploring immortality in an age of scientific miracles.

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  • The New Immortals

    Great news - I have been awarded a Grant for the Arts from Arts Council England to enable me to put on The New Immortals exhibition at Phoenix Brighton opening 6th Feb 2016.

  • Life and Death Conversations

    I'm working on a new video and series of folded books featuring excerpts from conversations from New Immortals events. Images from the book covers now on my Axisweb profile and

  • The New Immortals

    I am delighted to say that I have been awarded a grant from The Artists Benevolent Fund to enable me to complete my ambitious new video works in time for The New Immortals exhibition in Feb 2016.

  • Blue Monkey +1 Open Studio

    18/07/2015 – 26/07/2015
    Blue Monkey Studio, Unit 9, Commercial Mews North, rear of 46-52 Commercial Road, Eastbourne BN21 3XF

    A rare opportunity to visit the Blue Monkey shared workspace, meet the artists and guests, see their work and find out more about their practices. Open 10.30 - 5.30, Sat/Sun 18/19 and 25/26 July.

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    23/05/2015 – 24/05/2015
    Curious Projects Studios, Unit 3, Commercial Mews South, 42a Commercial Road, Eastbourne BN21 3XF

    A curated show of moving image work. Featuring Judith Alder, Simon Barker, Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh, Adrianna Palazzolo and Nicola Woodham. Part of the BIG ART WEEKEND at Curious Projects Studios.

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  • The New Immortals: Myths and Miracles

    Phoenix Brighton, 10–14 Waterloo Place Brighton BN2 9NB. Thursday 12 March, 6.30pm.

    An illustrated talk in which Judith presents a selection of myths and miracles, from past and present, which inform the way we think about human immortality and our attempts to outwit death.

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  • The New Immortals

    New website and blog for The New Immortals project at

  • Thinking Drawing

    06/12/2014 – 06/02/2015
    Curious Projects, Project Space & Gallery, The Labyrinth, 7 Mark Lane, Eastbourne BN21 4RJ.

    An exhibition of working drawings by artists, contemporary craftspeople and designers who use drawing as part of their creative thinking and idea-generating process.

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  • Artist Books

    29/11/2014 – 14/02/2015
    Riverside Gallery, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond TW9 1TP

    To coincide with Richmond's annual literature festival, this exhibition showcases contemporary artists’ books – artwork in book form – from unique examples to limited edition works.

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  • The New Immortals: A discussion with tea event.

    Phoenix Brighton (by invitation)

    An afternoon of readings, film clips, music, tea and conversation. Discussing immortality in an age of scientific miracles. Host Judith Alder, Chair Susan Diab.

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  • Space Interrupted

    12/09/2014 – 21/09/2014
    Electro Studios Project Space, Electro Studio, Seaside Road, St Leonards on Sea. TN38 0AL

    Installations created by four artists interrupting, disturbing or upsetting a sense of place. Open Fri to Sun, 12 – 4pm. Sat 12 – 6pm. PV Thurs 11 Sep, 6 – 9pm

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  • Shared Space

    I will be taking part in Blue Monkey Network's Shared Space residency from 7th to 19th July 2014. News of the residency at

  • The New Immortals (What Difference Would It Make If We Never Died?)

    A project exploring the quest for immortality in an age of scientific miracles. Culminating in an exhibition for Phoenix Brighton in 2016.

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