Approved: 29.08.2014

James Woolley

Artist, Curator

Approved: 29.08.2014

Using a serendipitous and mischievous approach to making work i am inspired by the objects and happenings of life. Finding objects/events which intrigue or ignite creative process and exploring their artistic potential. This often begins with withdrawing them from their everyday and exploring them in a new context. In my curatorial practise, which i consider to be intertwined with my artistic practise

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Biography

Using a serendipitous and mischievous approach to making work i am inspired by the objects and happenings of life. Finding objects/events which intrigue or ignite creative process and exploring their artistic potential. This often begins with withdrawing them from their everyday and exploring them in a new context. In my curatorial practise, which i consider to be intertwined with my artistic practise i explore concepts of context, presentation and belief systems. Often withholding or misleading information to explore the viewers approach to assumption, often encouraging me to twist and misconstrue the obvious. In 2011/2012 i briefly conducted a curatorial exploration with a micro gallery called GreySpaceGalleries which explored the thoughts and works created which inspired further work. The areas inbetween points A-B. Although no longer functioning the gallery allowed for a freedom in both my artistic and curatorial practises and a willingness to engage with ideas often overlooked by myself or others in order to reach a pinpointed outcome. Having moved back to Lincolnshire in 2012 i have continued making work and have recently partaken in a project with 20-21 gallery in Scunthorpe i want to capitalise on the momentum this project has created and find new opportunities to further my and others creative practice.

CV & Education

Name: James Woolley

 

Address: 23 Grange Lane, Ingham, LN12YD

 

Phone Number: 07852986351, 01522731798

 

Email(s): JamesWoolley90@Googlemail.com

 

Employment: Antique Dealer

 

Education: MA Fine Art (ongoing) Lincoln University 2017

                 Winner of Alan Mohan Memorial Prize for outstanding Achievments at               

                 Leeds Metropolitan, 2012

                 BA Hons Fine Art Leeds Metropolitan- First Class BA Hons

                 Foundation Certificate in Fine Art

                                

Exhibitions:    P/I/P Residency, Hull city of culture, Hodson Architects, 2017

                       P/I/P Residency, Gallery at St Martins, 2017

                       Punctuated3, The Collection, Lincoln, 2017

                       UNUSUAL   SPACE, 3irty 2wo, Exhibitor, 2015

                       249, 20-21 Visual Arts Center, Curator, 2014

                       TO-MORROW or TO-DAY- Mexico Project Space (UK/Belgium), Exhibitor, 2013

                       GreySpace Galleries Summer Salon- GreySpace Galleries, Curator, 28th July 2012

                        Joseph Elliot & Sons- Bloc Projects Graduate Exhibition, Curator, 20th July 2012

                        Hold My Coat- Gallery North Project Space, 30th June 2012 (Newcastle)

Melbourne St Studios- Neighbours Exhibition-Exhibitor and Co-Curator-2012                (Leeds)

Curator for Leeds Metropolitan Art Gallery-2012 (Leeds)

Founder and Curator of GreySpaceGalleries-2011-2013 (Leeds)

Shine Business Center, Ghost Exhibition- 2011 (Leeds)

              Full Circle Exhibition-2011 (Leeds)

            New Young Leeds-Founder, Curator, Exhibitor- 2011-Ongoing (Leeds)

 

Other:  Lectured at Leeds Met, 2013

              Writing a book on curating -Ongoing         

    3 Week work experience at William Farr School teaching Art-2009

    GreySpace Galleries founder, 2011

    New Young Leeds Co-founder, 2010