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‘Wrecked on the Intertidal Zone’: Documenting an investigative arts project on the environmental destruction of the Thames Estuary (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Oldham, A. (2018, July). ‘Wrecked on the Intertidal Zone’: Documenting an investigative arts project on the environmental destruction of the Thames Estuary. Paper presented at Avanca Cinema-International Conference 2018

“Wrecked on the Intertidal Zone” is a gallery of fifteen short films that document a multi-layered investigative arts project exploring the changing ecology, society and industry of the Thames Estuary. As this subject matter presented a significant c... Read More about ‘Wrecked on the Intertidal Zone’: Documenting an investigative arts project on the environmental destruction of the Thames Estuary.

Wrecked on the Intertidal Zone : Screenworks / Digital Ecologies and the Anthropocene (2018)
Journal Article
Oldham, A. (2018). Wrecked on the Intertidal Zone : Screenworks / Digital Ecologies and the Anthropocene. Screenworks, 8(2),

This paper develops the research outcomes of the Wrecked on the Intertidal Zone project, drawing out some of its key themes in relation to the online Screenworks volume "Digital Cultures and the Anthropocene".

Forgotten Places (2017)
Digital Artefact
Oldham, A. (2017). Forgotten Places

Forgotten Places is a short documentary film that explores the architectural history of the Spanish Civil War in Barcelona. In particular, the film follows local tour guides Nick Lloyd and Catherine Greenleagh and the Spanish Civil War tour that they... Read More about Forgotten Places.

Drawing on Topolski (2014)
Digital Artefact
Oldham, A. (2014). Drawing on Topolski

The Topolski Residency programme enabled six young artists to embark on a series of workshops in reportage drawing in and around the streets of London. The residency was inspired by renowned Polish emigre artist Feliks Topolski who, working from his... Read More about Drawing on Topolski.

Drawing on Topolski : An exploration of the relationship between reportage drawing and documentary filmmaking (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Oldham, A. (2014, July). Drawing on Topolski : An exploration of the relationship between reportage drawing and documentary filmmaking. Paper presented at AVANCA | CINEMA 2014

I am in the process of making a short documentary film called “Drawing on Topolski”, which follows the story of a residency programme for young illustrators that has been inspired by the memory of the renowned Polish emigre artist Feliks Topolski. Th... Read More about Drawing on Topolski : An exploration of the relationship between reportage drawing and documentary filmmaking.

Drawing on Topolski: Reflecting on interdisciplinary practice as research (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Oldham, A. (2014, July). Drawing on Topolski: Reflecting on interdisciplinary practice as research. Paper presented at NAHEMI Talking Shop, British Film Institute, July 2014

I am in the middle of the offline edit of a short documentary film,“Drawing on Topolski”, which will follow the story of a reportage drawing project inspired by the legacy of the Polish émigré artist Feliks Topoloski. This paper will trace the evolut... Read More about Drawing on Topolski: Reflecting on interdisciplinary practice as research.

Teaching multiplatform documentary (2013)
Presentation / Conference
Oldham, A., & Aston, J. (2013, July). Teaching multiplatform documentary. Paper presented at NAHEMI, Talking Shop, BFI

Documentary made sustainable: The Bristol bike project, from grassroots workshop to globalised audience (2012)
Presentation / Conference
Oldham, A. (2012, September). Documentary made sustainable: The Bristol bike project, from grassroots workshop to globalised audience. Paper presented at Documentary & the Environment

The Worldometers website (http://www.worldometers.info/) is based on a live / real time feed of a range of global statistics : its shocking evidence suggests that we are approaching a perfect storm of peak oil, climate change and a rapidly increasing... Read More about Documentary made sustainable: The Bristol bike project, from grassroots workshop to globalised audience.

The Bristol bike project: Acting local, going global (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Oldham, A. (2011, January). The Bristol bike project: Acting local, going global. Paper presented at Documentary Now 2011, University of Westminster

The short documentary film, ‘The Bristol Bike Project’ has had considerable success since its completion in November 2009 and has been screened in a number of prestigious international venues (see attached), as well as being translated into six diffe... Read More about The Bristol bike project: Acting local, going global.

The Bristol Bike Project (2010)
Digital Artefact
Oldham, A. (2010). The Bristol Bike Project

“The Bristol Bike Project” is a documentary film that describes a local voluntarily run organisation that accepts donations of old bicycles and refurbishes them as donations to members of the local population of asylum seekers and refugees. Through... Read More about The Bristol Bike Project.

The consciousness of documentary: Teaching documentary (2009)
Presentation / Conference
Oldham, A. (2009, April). The consciousness of documentary: Teaching documentary. Paper presented at Dun Laoghairefilmsense: A Symposium on Film and Education

This paper looked at teaching documentary production as an integrated process of practice, theory and pedagogy. It attempted to outline an established but necessarily flexible methodology for teaching documentary production that encompasses purpose... Read More about The consciousness of documentary: Teaching documentary.

Documentary in the contemporary mediascape (2008)
Presentation / Conference
Oldham, A. (2008, June). Documentary in the contemporary mediascape. Paper presented at Negotiating the Mediascape

This paper looked at teaching documentary production as an integrated process of practice, theory and pedagogy within the context of the contemporary media landscape. The starting point of the paper was to address the purpose and motivation of the fi... Read More about Documentary in the contemporary mediascape.

Teaching documentary to the digital generation (2008)
Presentation / Conference
Oldham, A. (2008, January). Teaching documentary to the digital generation. Paper presented at MECCSA Conference

This paper reflected upon the particular benefits of teaching documentary production to the (mal)content generation, ultimately suggesting that this genre still provides ample opportunity for students to engage with a wide range of social, ethical an... Read More about Teaching documentary to the digital generation.

Wrecked on the Intertidal Zone
Digital Artefact
Oldham, A. Wrecked on the Intertidal Zone

“Wrecked on the Intertidal Zone” is an online gallery of fifteen short films that document an investigative arts project into the environmental destruction of the Thames Estuary. The gallery shows some of the different activities of the arts proje... Read More about Wrecked on the Intertidal Zone.

The gardens of St George
Digital Artefact
Oldham, A. The gardens of St George

The Asylum Seeker’s Allotment Project takes up the space of four allotments and is enclosed by hedgerows in the St George area of Bristol. The allotment is used by political asylum seekers from all around the world, as a space where they can come tog... Read More about The gardens of St George.

Bonnington Square
Digital Artefact
Oldham, A. Bonnington Square

Bonnington Square is right in the heart of London, just two minutes walk from the river and just ten minutes from the Houses of Parliament. In the early eighties the one hundred houses of the Square were all squatted, forming a bohemian community fro... Read More about Bonnington Square.

Invisible airs
Digital Artefact
Oldham, A., & McCormack, C. Invisible airs

The computerized database is fundamentally changing society. From communication, to government, transport, shopping, friendship, health, education, narrative and even the way we watch film, the database is radically transforming our lives. And yet we... Read More about Invisible airs.