Naomi Riddle

Naomi Riddle is the founding editor of Running Dog. She has written for Guernica Magazine, Oberon, Blonde Art Books, Sydney Review of Books, Das Platforms Online and HTMLgiant among others. Naomi holds a PhD in Australian Literature from the University of New South Wales (2015) and her work on the Australian author Elizabeth Harrower has been published in Southerly.

September

By Naomi Riddle — 27 September, 2019

‘The story of the earth—the story of its ‘symphonic synergies’ in which its parts renew each other, in which everything conspires with everything else to bring forth new life (where even death is converted back into life)—is itself on the edge of unravelling.’ Delia Falconer, ‘The Opposite of Glamour’, Sydney Review of Books, (2017) ‘Although the goal—the…

August

By Naomi Riddle — 30 August, 2019

‘She thinks of language partly as a system, partly as a living thing over which one has control, but mostly as agency—as an act with consequences.’ Toni Morrison, Nobel Lecture, (7 December, 1993)   Last week Diversity Arts Australia released Shifting the Balance, a report detailing the cultural diversity in leadership roles across Australia’s arts,…

July

By Naomi Riddle — 31 July, 2019

To consider the magazine industry over the last decade is to see an industry in distress: there is the migration from print to digital, the loss of advertisers to social media, and the power of big tech in determining who reads what. In 2018, Facebook’s decision to make non-disclosed changes to their hidden algorithm meant…

Contemporary Recalcitrants

curated by James Gatt

By Naomi Riddle — 19 July, 2019

‘Recalcitrant’ is one of those four syllable words that’s fun to say out loud. It’s a mouthful of stones, a jumble of hard-edged consonants that mimic the word’s definition: disobedient, difficult, wayward, wilful, and above all, uncooperative. Contemporary Recalcitrants, curated by James Gatt, brings together the works of Christopher Hanrahan, Anthony Johnson, Elizabeth Pulie and…

Writing with/about Desire

Running Dog at Verge

By Naomi Riddle — 22 May, 2019

This is an audio recording of the panel discussion from Writing with/about Desire, the second of four public events in partnership with Verge Gallery. Writing with/about Desire brought together Enoch Mailangi, Loc Nguyen, and Athena Thebus, in conversation with Em Size. The night gave each artist the opportunity to share excerpts of their work, before…

Survival of the Critic

Running Dog at Verge

By Naomi Riddle — 2 April, 2019

This is an audio recording of Survival of the Critic, the first of four public events in partnership with Verge Gallery.  Featuring Lauren Carroll Harris and Neha Kale in conversation with Running Dog‘s founding editor, Naomi Riddle, Survival of the Critic tackled the thorny issues surrounding arts criticism in 2019.   Further event details can…

January

By Naomi Riddle — 29 January, 2019

‘Imaginative work…is like a spider’s web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners.’ Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own (1929) ‘Finitude is the precondition of and not the foil to power.’ Vitalist International, ‘Life Finds a Way’, Commune Magazine (2018)   In November 2018, the editors of…