Approved: 29.12.2008

Judith Alder

Artist, Curator, Event organiser, Researcher

Approved: 29.12.2008

I am an artist, curator and organiser of Blue Monkey Network, Eastbourne. I am interested in how things grow and change over time and how science, nature and technology collide in the Anthropocene: The Age of Man - "a time in which it feels impossible to maintain pace with the present, never mind to chart the future."

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          Artist Statement

          I am an artist, curator and organiser of Blue Monkey Network, Eastbourne. I am interested in how things grow and change over time and how science, nature and technology collide in the Anthropocene: The Age of Man - "a time in which it feels impossible to maintain pace with the present, never mind to chart the future."

          *Hans Ulrich Obrist, The Future of Art

          CV & Education

          Qualifications and training

          • 2010 MA Fine Art, University of the Arts London, Wimbledon College of Art
          • 2003 BA Fine Art Printmaking (first class), University of Brighton

          Current and most recent work and projects

          • Artists Council member for a-n The Artists Information Company 2019-2022
          • Organiser, Blue Monkey Network, an artists' network based at Towner, Eastbourne (ongoing)

          2019

          • Standard Issue: an artists' zine produced by Simon Barker
          • Holding The Fort, Newhaven Fort, curated by Rachel Cohen
          • Let's Talk About the Anthropocene, University of Brighton Grand Parade Gallery.
          • University of Kent Special Collection Artists Books at The Summer Showcase, The British Academy London
          • Bath Open Arts Prize, 44AD Artspace, Bath
          • Fantastic and Strange, Fringe Arts Bath
          • Artist in residence, Martyrs Gallery, Lewes
          • Artist in residence, Milton Court Farm
          • Shortlisted for The Arthouse Wakefield Solo Residencies 2019

          2018

          • Visions of Science exhibition, The Edge, University of Bath
          • Once in a Universe residency at Devonshire Collective, Eastbourne
          • Sussex Open, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
          • Dead or Alive talk at O N C A Gallery, Brighton, part of Once in a Universe
          • Once in a Universe, a project exploring life in the Anthropocene supported by a Grant for the Arts from Arts Council England

          2017

          • Winter Salon, Rye Creative Centre
          • Shortlisted for The Annex Collection Award
          • Visiting Artist - BA Fine Art Printmaking, University of Brighton
          • Afternoon Tea: Works on Paper, Chiara Williams Contemporary Art, Margate
          • Martyr's Gallery Summer Open, Lewes
          • Collector's Corner, Towner Art Gallery Eastbourne
          • COLLECTIVE: Greater than the sum of the parts - Exhibition Curator - DC1 Gallery, Eastbourne

          2016

          • Collidescope: I was a participant in Brighton Festival's Collidescope artists' development residency.
          • The New Immortals (What Difference Would It Make If We Never Died?): a curatorial research project and exhibition at Phoenix Brighton which I curated and in which I exhibited my own new work. Publicly funded by a Grant for the Arts from The National Lottery through Arts Council England
          • Prescriptions: exhibiting artist in a curated exhibition of artists’ books at Beaney House of Art & Knowledge, Canterbury

          2015

          • Myths & Miracles, I delivered an illustrated talk at Phoenix Brighton
          • Human Nature, exhibiting artist in a curated exhibition of moving image work, Curious Projects, Eastbourne
          • The New Immortals, research project, R & D supported by a Grant for the Arts

          2014

          • Thinking Drawing, Curious Projects Gallery, The Labyrinth, Eastbourne
          • Artists' Books, Riverside Gallery, Richmond
          • The New Immortals: A discussion with tea event. Phoenix  Brighton
          • Space Interrupted, ESPS, St Leonards, Hastings
          • Shared Space, a Blue Monkey Network developmental residency at Eastbourne College
          • Telling Stories #2, Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sevenoaks

          2013

          • Curiouser & Curiouser, an installation in the artist's home, Eastbourne
          • Open Exhibition 2013: Drawing, Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury
          • Playing with Shadows, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk
          • Art in Boxes, Linchpin Gallery, Eastbourne
          • The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012, mac birmingham, Birmingham

          2012

          • The Visitor, a collaboration with Clare Whistler, Eastbourne Redoubt, Eastbourne
          • East Sussex Open, Towner, Eastbourne
          • Dis-location: OFF ON OFF,  37d Robertson Street, Hastings
          • On the Map, Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, Hastings
          • The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012, Jerwood Space, London then touring to venues across the UK.

          2011

          • Dis-location: Display Only, 186 Seaside Road, Eastbourne
          • East Sussex Open, Towner, Eastbourne
          • Orientation, Printers, Eastbourne
          • Lines of Communication, an experimental project with Clare Whistler
          • Conversations, an artists’ residency at Canterbury Christchurch University working with a Speech and Language therapy student
          • Cafe Project, Towner, Eastbourne
          • Touch and Tell,  a two person exhibition with artist Solveigh Goett, at The Freud Museum, London

          2010 

          • Wanderings , The Rope Store Gallery, Quay Arts, Isle of Wight

          2009

          • CCW MA Salon, Auto Italia, Peckham
          • CIRCUMNAVIGATION, The Redoubt Fortress and Military Museum, Eastbourne (co-Curator, Project Manager and exhibiting artist)

          2008

          • Location, Quay Arts, Newport, Isle of Wight
          • Small Things, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk

              2007-8

              • Breaking Ground, a year long collaborative project with a series of residencies including
              • Gone To Earth, Crate Project Space, Margate
              • Outside In, Phoenix Arts, Brighton
              • Under Ground, Pine Gallery, Hastings
              • Printmaking at the University of Brighton
              • Allotmenta, Tenantry Down Allotments, Brighton

              2007

              • Work from The Discovery Room, Canterbury Christchurch University, Rowan Williams Court, Chatham

              2006

              • Work from The Discovery Room, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Falmer
              • Books as Art: Contemporary Artists' Books, West Dean College, West Sussex
              • City Running, Phoenix Arts, Brighton

              2005

              • Watch This Space Residency, Phoenix Arts, Brighton

              2004 

              • The Discovery Room, The Casson Gallery, Eastbourne College, Eastbourne

              Commissions

              2012 Alternative Anatomies, Canterbury Christchurch University, Rowan Williams Court, Chatham Campus Projects

              2009 Micro-mapping Towner, a commissioned intervention for Towner, Eastbourne

              Other

              2019 Lead artist, Mentoring days for Artist/Mothers. The Mother Lode Project

              2014 Panellist, Matt Roberts Arts, Open Forum

              2009 Director, Eastbourne Festival

              2005-6 Art Plus Development Award Winner, Arts Council England and SEEDA

              2003 Co-founder Blue Monkey Studio

              Work in collections including West Dean College, Eastbourne College, Canterbury Christ Church University, University of Kent Special Collections.