Julia Riddiough

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Julia Riddiough

Julia Riddiough is an artist with an active interest in exploring and investigating the archive, looking at the space between fact and fiction, meaning and perception often referencing the representation and portrayal of women. Using found imagery as source material to edit and re-frame in different visual mediums including still and the moving image. Riddiough also engages in the debate that surrounds authorship and authenticity and the dilemmas these pose both to the author and the audience.

Riddiough is also the founder of A Brooks Art a not-for-profit artists' led gallery which was housed in a regenerated Victorian florist shop on Hoxton Street London. A Brooks Art has been privileged to be able to stage projects that have been described as truly provocative and meaningful. The programme drew new audiences to East London showcasing the value of art and the role it can play in transforming lives. After two years of delivering this work A Brooks Art is now in the process of evolution. The future aims will span overseas artist residencies, online and virtual projects, UK regional creative enterprises as our physical space in London closes.

A Brooks Art is a space of continual transformation, engagement and action. Working with artists to develop challenges that present unique opportunities for critically challenging collaborations. Art holds the key to unlocking the collective imagination and engaging our society. Riddiough is a practising artist regularly exhibits and she has also curated a number of successful exhibitions on and off-site.

Exhibitions & Screenings


A Journey with The Waste Land, Turner Contemporary, Margate, Kent
‘Toilet Humour’ Performance, The Nayland Rock Shelter, Margate Kent
Whitstable Biennale Satellite Whitstable Kent


JOYA: Art and Ecology
Artist residency Almeria Spain December/January 2017

Places & Spaces
Edge: Push/Pull Folkestone Fringe Kent
Double Edge: Folkestone Triennial Kent

Peepers & Punters
K6 Phone Box Margate Harbour Arm Margate Kent
Dry Run Chiara Williams Contemporary Art Margate Kent
Folkestone Fringe Curated Film Programme Folkestone Kent
BYOB LUX/Space @ Art Licks Festival London

‘Precarious/Precario’ Dundas Gallery/Edinburgh Royal Botanical Gardens, Scotland
‘Toilet Humour’ Performance, The Wasteland Project Turner Contemporary Margate Kent
Mapping Margate Artist Led Walk, Cartographies @ Hantverk & Found Margate Kent
Boss(y) Girls Folkestone Fringe WOW project, Folkestone Kent
Threads and Words Artist Led Walk Sculpture in the City, London
‘Let’s Talk About Vivienne?’ The Wasteland Project Turner Contemporary/POW Thanet
A-N Assembly UK Festival Artist Led Walk Margate Kent
Appropriation Poetry Fallen Leaves Festival Garden Gate Project Margate Kent


Artist Residency Eastside International, Pasadena Arts Council, Los Angeles, USA

Photographing Girls
Filia Art Screening, Hackney Picture, House London
Creative Bubble, Wales
Crate Project Space, Margate
‘Foreign Affairs’ Platform Projects, Athens, Greece
Whitstable Biennale Satellite Talks Programme, Kent
Art Car Boot Fair, London

Misguided Performance
Margate & Whitstable Biennale Satellite Programme, Kent
Whitstable Biennale Satellite Talks Programme, Kent

Do You Remember me? Works on Paper
Do You Remember Me? A Cliff Top Wander, Margate Coastal Park Project 2016
Communitie, Marfa, West Texas
Chinati Weekend/Made In Marfa, West Texas


Photographing Girls
BYOB International Festival, Creative Quarter, Folkestone, Kent
Transacting: A market of Values, Critical Practice, Chelsea College of Art, London
Threads Debut, Creative Quarter, Folkestone, Kent
Doomed Gallery, London
Art Licks Festival, London
Art Car Boot Fair, London/Margate
Plinth, Cliftonville, Margate, Kent
Resort Revue, Resort Gallery, Margate, Kent
By The Sea Festival, Margate, Kent

Roxanne Series
Ladybeard, Hackney Showrooms London

Do You Remember Me?
(Works on Paper and Artist Book)
Plinth, Margate, Kent

Clip Cut Gel & Knit One, Purl One
Margate Festival; Tribes, Margate, Kent
Take One Screening, Threads Arts, Canterbury, Kent


Art Car Boot Fair, Folkestone Triennial Fringe, Folkestone, Kent.

Something for the Weekend, Sir? (with artist Sadie Hennessy)
Art Licks Festival, London
Vic the Barber, London
Exchange Rates/Sluice Art Fair, Brooklyn NYC

Do You Remember Me?
Collecting – online project www.withdrawingroom.co.uk

Garden Gate Project, Margate

Clip Cut Gel
Whitstable Biennale Satellite Programme, Whitstable Kent
Folkestone Triennial Fringe, Folkestone Kent


Do you remember me? (Works on Paper)
WW Gallery Christmas BOGOF 2013
Deutsche Bank HQ, London

Roxanne Series
London Art Fair – Sublet/ALISN, London

Art Car Boot Fair, London


Roxanne Series
A Brooks Art, London

Knit One, Purl One
Whitstable Biennale Satellite Programme, Whitstable, Kent

Posted at Art Car Boot Fair, London


Roxanne Series
East Pops West & East Pops Red at Frieze Week, London
Hackney Wicked Festival, London
Outside World Gallery, London
Folkestone Triennial Fringe, Folkestone, Kent

Posted at Art Car Boot Fair, London
Publish and Be Damned, Whitechapel Art Book Fair, London


'Keep Me Posted and Please Write', Posted, Wilton Way, London
Elphicks Gallery, Columbia Road, London
Multiplied Art Fair, Christies, London

Internal States
Whitstable Biennale Satellite Programme, Whitstable, Kent
Place: interventions across location and memory
Coastal Currents (Hastings, St Leonard’s, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex)
From 'A to B' Artists Interventions , Dover, Kent
Internal States project website: www.internalstates.blogspot.com

Cabinet of Curiosities
Dead Season Live Art, Limbo Arts, Margate, Kent


Knit One, Purl One
'A Correspondence of Practice', Westminster Film Festival, London

Do you remember me?
'The Chair @ Tales from the Park Bench', C22 Gallery Camden Town, London

Contact and view projects
E: j_riddiough@hotmail.com
W: www.juliariddiough.com
T: @juliariddiough
W: www.abrooksart.com
T: @abrooksart