2019 -               De Montfort University  PhD Fine Art, by practice

2016-2018         De Montfort University  MA Fine Art (Distinction)

2011-2012           Nottingham Trent University  PGCE in Arts

2000-2003        University of Westminster  BA (Hons) Mixed Media Fine Art 


2012-present    Charnwood Arts, Loughborough  Arts Development Manager

Charnwood Arts is an independent arts organisation and charity, in Loughborough, Leicestershire.  It is an Arts Council Portfolio organisation and works: locally, nationally and internationally.  In this role James principally works with young people with disabilities, leading projects and exhibitions.  In this applied socially inclusive practice, as a participatory artist, he works with a diverse range of organisations and academic institutions and has been involved with social policy initiatives.

2014-2016          Silver Vine Arts, Leicester  Director (unpaid role)

                           Leicester Summer Art Trail Director (unpaid role)

2005-2011          Longley Park Sixth Form College, Sheffield  Technical Tutor


2014   Solo Exhibition Article

2010   Carnival of Souls Review

Recent Projects

A Warm Welcome

Participatory art and exhibition.  Young asylum seeking people.


Our Roots: Women Artists in Leicestershire

Exhibition (Coordination and Curation)  Young asylum seeking people and Charnwood Arts participants.

Our Nation's Future, Loughborough University

Exhibition (Coordination and Curation) Young people at Charnwood Arts.

Art Now & Illusion

Exhibitions (Coordination and Curation) Young people at Charnwood Arts

Summer Art Trail, Leicester

Exhibition (Director and Artist)

Points of Departure

Exhibition (Artist and Curation)