Gallery 126, Jessie Street, Armidale
In this exhibition James has moved away from his traditional subject matter to more experimentation. As clichéd as it may seem the content of this new exhibition started with a dream. James recounts: “I woke and this dream stayed with me and annoyed me so I sketched it. Then the artworks just started flowing, one led to another and another. I could see people living their lives in one environment whilst dreaming of a life in another – “wishing they were there”!
These artworks are all about the dreams people hanker for – the wide open spaces, the sunsets and sunrises, sky and stars, whatever you want. But they are only dreams.