To set up a project as part of the creative ecology programme, or to enquire about consultancy/training, contact James Aldridge in one of the following ways

Phone - +44 (0) 7931 407 186

James is based in Wiltshire, and is available to work within the surrounding counties (Dorset, Berkshire, Hampshire, Somerset, Bath, Bristol, Poole and Bournemouth), London and Nationally/Internationally.

Download a copy of James's CV here




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MK Gallery Artist in Residence 2016/17

From 2016 to 2017 James led The Green Town Group, a new contemporary art and outdoor learning project for the MK Gallery in Milton Keynes, as their Artist in Residence.

See here for a blogpost sharing a snapshot of the work that took place.

James also curated 'The Art of Outdoor Learning' in February 2017, an exhibition sharing work made during his residency, and now is working with the Gallery and 5x5x5=creativity to provide cpd for artists and teachers on art and outdoor learning, to support the planning and development of five new projects.


Schools Without Walls, Bath

James is currently working with St Saviour's Infants, Bath and The Museum of Bath at Work, as part of this groundbreaking creative learning initiative.

'School without Walls is a radical creative education project devised and delivered in partnership with the egg theatre and St Andrew’s C of E Primary School.'

See here for more information on Schools Without Walls and here for a recent blogpost on James's residency.


Making Memories, Salisbury

This Spring and Summer, James will be working with First Steps Nursery, and The Secret Garden, Salisbury, on an art and outdoor learning project for Nursery children, families and staff.

The project will culminate in an exhibition of the children's, staff/parents and James's artwork, plus documentation that follows the children's learning throughout the project, at Salisbury Arts Centre this Summer.

See here for more information on this project, and return to James's blog for further updates. Please also search for #MakeMemoryWilts on Facebook and Twitter.


Embodied Cartographies Exhibition: 26th May - 11th June 2017


James will be exhibiting a series of Walking Bundles built around the bodies of dolls, and photographs, showing them on-site and in progress, during this exhibition at Walcot Chapel, Bath.

See here for the Embodied Cartographies Facebook Page, and here for the blog.

'Embodied Cartographies' is about walking - as praxis, mark-making, performance, choreography and the philosophy of perambulating. It comprises an exhibition, walks, workshops, performances, presentations, talks, a book launch and a symposium (held in collaboration with Bath Spa University). The works included engage with, document, inscribe, mark, perceive and understand the walking act with an in-depth engagement into how walking can inform a sense of cartography as ‘embodied.'

Fay Stevens, Curator



"I really enjoyed the fact that although all the students were doing something individually - it all became one - All students participated - Fantastic!"
Secondary School Teacher