Approved: 29.10.2014

James Eddy

Artist, Maker, Project manager

Approved: 29.10.2014
 
 

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      Biography

          The main influence in my life has always been a love of nature and a concern for environmental issues. My experiences, as a countryside ranger and as an artist working in education, have greatly informed my art practice with an understanding of nature and human nature.

           I am also intrigued by the Japanese aesthetic theory of wabi-sabi, especially concerning the concepts of impermanence and change in nature and therefore in everyday human life. 

            One artist who I have always admired, is Costantin Brancusi. I try to create the same natural simplicity in my sculpture, capturing the essence of things in a form of visual poetry. A Japanese concept that conveys this for me is, ‘Mono-no-aware’, which in one way can be defined as a sense of ‘Ah-ness...’.

      CV & Education

      Selected Commissions & Projects:                  

      - 2018                         Westfield Landscape Arch, private sculpture design commission, Padstow
      - 2018                          Roseland school Sculpture project Roseland Festival, Tregony
      - 2016                          Private sculpture commission. Guernsey                  
      - 2016                   Arteye sculpture commissions, St. Aubyn Estate. St. Micheals Mount 
      - 2016-17    River of Life sculpture project, The Eden Project & Exeter University    
      - 2015                   Ginger Project sculpture commission. Zingiber sirindhorniae ginger species,      
                                             Queen Sirikit Botanical Gardens, Chiang Mai, Thailand
      - 2015                   Reflex Marine design & seascape painting commission, Truro
      - 2015-18              Private fish shoal sculpture commission, Perran-ar-worthal, Cornwall
      - 2015                   Private stone abstract sculpture commission, Oxford
      - 2015                  ‘Gateway to Africa’ Sculpture refurbishment, The Eden Project
      - 2013                  ‘Shadow shoal’, private sculpture commission, Mylor, Cornwall
      - 2013                   Private sculpture commission, Art-eye consultants. Newquay, Cornwall
      - 2013                  ‘Insect Hotel’ sculpture & workshop commission, the Lost Gardens of Heligan
      - 2013                  Design & sculpture commissions, Zest architects, Reflex Marine. Truro, Cornwall
      - 2013                  Sculpture commission, Inn Gear Ltd, Wetherspoons, Lymington
      - 2012                  ‘Salmon Smolt’ Sculpture commission & community workshops, Lochaber      
                                                    fisheries trust, Kinlochleven Sculpture Trail, Highlands, Scotland            
      - 2011-12              Living sculpture commission. Gooseberry Bush Nursery school, Camborne
      - 2011                   Hooked restaurant, ‘Fish shoal’ sculpture commission, Truro
      - 2011                Cornwall Design Season, container art project, “Cornish Hedge”, Malt design team
      - 2011                Installation artist. ‘Art in the city’, Truro, Cornwall
      - 2009-10          ‘hi 5’ collective, installation artist, empty shop exhibitions.
      - 2009-10          ‘Art in the city’, Truro & St. Austell indoors market, Restormal Arts
      - 2008-15          ‘Gateway to Africa’ Sculpture refurbishments, The Eden Project
      - 2008                Lead Artist, Flushing Arts Week. Community Sculpture Workshops
      - 2008                Sculpture Garden Design & Earthwork Sculpture Commission. Lelant, Cornwall
      - 2007-08          ‘Zen courtyard commission’. Marlborough School, Falmouth
      - 2006-08          ‘Earthwork Amphitheatre commission’. Kehelland school
      - 2005                Gateway Sculpture commission, Padstow primary school, Cornwall
      - 2004                Project manager & assistant artist, El Anatsui sculpture commission. Eden Project
      - 2004                Assist. artist, sculpture commission. British Waterways & ‘the Public’, W Bromwich
      - 1999-05           Assistant artist, working on sculpture commissions & theatre set building.
      - 1998 & 1999    Volunteer artist, site specific community projects, Kneehigh theatre, Carn Marth

       

      Group Exhibitions:

      - 2019     'Pearls of Penwith', Hatch Gallery, Christchurch, Dorset
      - 2017     'Penwith Exhibition', Hatch Gallery, Christchurch, Dorset
      - 2016      Ankemmyn Collective, The Workhouse, Llanfyllin, Powys, Wales
      - 2015      Ankemmyn Collective, Lys Kernow, (county hall), Cornwall Council, Truro
      - 2015      Ankemmyn Collective, The Fish Factory, Falmouth, Cornwall                                                                                  
      - 2015      Representing Cornwall at the 45th Lorient Inter Celtic Festival, Galerie de Faouedic, Brittany, France 

       

      Selected Exhibitions and Galleries:

      - 2019 - present     Breeze Art Fair, Treriefe, Penzance
      - 2019 - present    'Art in the Garden', Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Hampshire
      - 2019                   Fresh Air Art fair, Hatch Gallery, Cheltenham
      - 2019 - present    Gallery Five, Salcombe
      - 2018       Breeze Art Fair, Treriefe, Penzance
      - 2018       Penwith Society of Arts, Associate members summer exhibition,     
                                                                                                     Penwith Gallery, St. Ives
      - 2018        Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Spring, Hatch Gallery.  London
      - 2017-18       Winter exhibition, Wallford Mill Crafts, Wimborne, Dorset
      - 2017        Gallery artists exhibition, Aubergine Arts, Wimbledon, London
      - 2017       'By the sea', Wallford Mill Crafts, Wimborne, Dorset
      - 2017        Fresh Air Sculpture Biennale, Quenington
      - 2017       ‘Posiedon’, Aubergine Arts, Wimbledon, London
      - 2017        Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Spring, Hatch Gallery.  London
      - 2016-17   Winter Associates show, Penwith gallery, St. Ives
      - 2016        Tunbridge Wells International Art Fair, Hatch Gallery
      - 2016       'Shouting in the wind' exhibition, The Roseland Festival. Collaboration with the ten
                                                                                                                          Roseland Schools
      - 2016        International exhibition, Galeria ArT Studio, San Donna di Piave, Venice 
      - 2015        Art N'ko, creative boutique, L'Amor Plage, France
      - 2015        Gatehouse Gallery, Open Exhibition, Guernsey
      - 2015        Open Studios Cornwall, Lelant, St. Ives
      - 2015 - present   Create Gallery, Bedruthan Hotel
      - 2014         Tremenheere sculpture garden, Penzance
      - 2014 - present    Hatch gallery, Christchurch, Dorset
      - 2013         ‘Making tracks’ summer exhibition, ONCA gallery, Brighton
      - 2013-18    Totally Abersoch gallery, Abersoch, Wales
      - 2013         ‘Prebiennale’ International exhibition, Galeria ArT Studio, Venice
      - 2013          Outdoor sculpture exhibition with Amy Lanyon, Lost Gardens of Heligan
      - 2013          Omnian Scroll III International exhibition. Brighton, UK
      - 2013         ‘STart’ International exhibition, San Donna di Piave, Venice 
      - 2013          Omnian Scroll II International exhibition. San Donna di Piave, Venice
      - 2012          Falmouth Fine Arts Society exhibition, Lauderdale house, High gate, London
      - 2012 - present    Waterside Gallery, St.Ives
      - 2011-12      Demelza Gallery, Falmouth
      - 2010 - present     Fowey River Gallery, Fowey
      - 2010-15      Alverton Gallery, Penzance
      - 2007-14      Sea Drift Gallery, Crantock
      - 2000-03       Annual exhibitions, The Polytechnic, Falmouth Arts centre

       

      Residencies:

      - 2013              Artist in residence, National Trust, Godrevy, St. Ives bay
      - 2012              Devoran primary school, Cornwall
      - 2010-11         Artist in residence, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, St. Austell, Cornwall
      - 2007-08         Marlborough primary school, Swanpool, Falmouth
      - 2006-08         Kehelland primary school, Camborne
      - 2004-06         Roskear primary school, Camborne
      - 2000-01         Kehelland primary school, Camborne

       

      Selected Workshops & Lectures:

      - 2018              Exeter University, Arts & Culture Strategy event, The Poly, Falmouth
      - 2017              Nelson Trust sculpture workshop, Fresh Air biennale, Quenington 
      - 2015              Artist’s lecture, Norwich contemporary arts society, the “Curve”, Norwich
      - 2013              Sculpture workshops, ‘Big Lunch Extra’, The Eden Project
      - 2012              Artist’s lecture, Falmouth fine arts society
      - 2011               Environmental art workshops. ‘The Green Foundation’, The Eden project
      - 2008               Visiting lecturer, spatial design degree program, PCAD                                   

       

      Awards & Honours:

      - 2018                      Cultivator Skills Fund, ESF, Creative Kernow
      - 2018-19                'Export for Growth' Bursary, Department for International Trade
      - 2017                      Quenington Sculpture Trust Bursary, Fresh air biennale 
      - 2016 - present       Honorary Associate Research Fellow, ECEHH, Exeter University
      - 2015-18                  Associate Artist, ECEHH, Exeter University Medical School, Truro
      - 2015                       Associate Artist, the ONCA gallery, Brighton
      - 2004                       Prince’s Trust Business   
      - 1991-93                  Duchy of Cornwall scholarship, Gordonstoun school, Morayshire

      Professional Memberships:

      - 2016 – present       Associate Member, Penwith Society of Arts
      - 2016 – 17               Pure Arts Group member
      - 2014 – present       Axisweb professional member
      - 2004 - present        A-N Artists Information company
      - 2004 - present        DACS

        

      Professional Development:

      - 2018                          Project Management Success level 4 . Cultivator & ESF, Plymouth Uni,                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                  Truro College
      - 2018                         ‘Speak up’, Cultivator workshop, Creative Kernow, Krowji, Redruth
      - 2018                        Cultivator & DIT, Business Export program
      - 2017 – Present       ‘Cultivator’ programme, Creative Kernow, Cornwall
      - 2015                        Fast Forward, business growth program, Unlocking Potential, Cornwall
      - 2014                        Timber frame building, Centre for Alternative Technology, Wales
      - 2014                        Blue Mind 4, international summit. Bedruthan, Cornwall
      - 2014                        Bush craft skills, Wild wise, Heligan
      - 2011-12                   ‘Covya’  - leadership development course, ‘People & Place’. Cornwall
      - 2011                        ‘The Green Foundation’, sustainable business course. Eden Project & ESF
      - 2005                        Stone Carving Course, Portland Sculpture and Quarry Trust
      - 2005                        Kneehigh Theatre Summer School. Site-specific theatre. Cornwall
      - 2005                        Creative Partnerships, “Blue Skies & Green Spaces”, outdoor classroom   
                    

      Publications and articles:

      -  2019        The World of Interiors
      -  2015        Bangkok Post

       

      Education:

      - 2018         Project Management Success level 4 . Cultivator & ESF, Plymouth University          
      - 2012         Carbon Management Degree Module, Plymouth University
      - 2004-05    NVQ 3, Arts Development & Teaching, Cornwall College
      - 1994-99    De Montfort Uni, Leicester. Bsc (Hons), Science & the Environment 2:1 
      - 1991-93    A levels, History & Biology Gordonstoun School, Morayshire
      - 1986-91    Redruth secondary school
       

      Relevant Employment & Experience:

      - 2014  Conservation worker & Environmental education supervisor, the Lost Gardens of Heligan 
      - 1996-97 Assistant Countryside Ranger, Irchester Country Park, Northamptonshire