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.

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…

it’s hard to move away from turning water

Tom Blake

By Naomi Riddle — 23 November, 2018

‘Drawing on the writing of Lyn Hejinian, [this exhibition] takes a boxed archive of 35mm slides stored within a pebblecrete shower cubicle as an allegorical site from which to contemplate the fluidity of forms as they are presented, viewed and recalled across time. Via sculpture, cyanotype, mobiles and de-silvered mirrors, imagery drawn from within the…

An Image of a Tiger

Jess Bradford

By Naomi Riddle — 2 November, 2018

The website for the Singaporean cultural park Haw Par Villa (formerly known as the Tiger Balm Garden) proclaims that the park is a ‘treasure trove of Asian culture, history, philosophy and religion—quirky yet enlightening, at the same time.’ Built in 1937 by Aw Boon Haw, a millionaire philanthropist who marketed Tiger Balm ointment to the…

October

By Naomi Riddle — 25 October, 2018

Since launching in October 2017, Running Dog has published sixty-two articles and worked with twenty-five contributors. And when celebrating its first birthday, I feel lucky to have collaborated with so many generous and committed writers. They have been willing to spend time and energy and care when responding to an artist’s work; willing to experiment…