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.

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…

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…