Based on the Wirral peninsula coast in Merseyside, James is an interdisciplinary artist, curator and activist. Through his diverse practice he endeavours to reveal creative patterns embodied within our symbiosis with places, environments and natural systems.
At heart, James is a romantic and finds joy in exploring the sublime and poetics of nature. His imagination is captured by the stories and deep time aesthetics of landscape. By way of creatively exploring this fascination, in recent years his artworks have often incorporated digital video, field recordings and text.
What drives his activity as a curator, is a desire to connect people, ideas and actions in order to create complex and resonant relationships in our world that might otherwise remain unrealised. He regards this socially-engaged practice as facilitating the emergence of ‘ecological consciousness’. James’ curation is rooted in interdisciplinary collaboration and experimentation.
James is the Associate Curator at Ultimate Holding Company (UHC), an Associate of the CIWEM Arts & Environment Network, and an Associate of the International Eco-Art Network.