2019 -               De Montfort University  PhD Fine Art, by practice

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

2011-2012           Nottingham Trent University  PGCE Lifelong Learning Sector: Arts

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


2012-present    Charnwood Arts, Loughborough  Arts Coordinator

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, 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

Particpatory art and exhibition

The City Classroom

Project Delivery

Our Nation's Future, Loughborough University

Exhibition (Coordination and Curation)

Art Now

Exhibition (Coordination and Curation)

Summer Art Trail, Leicester

Exhibition (Director and Artist)

Points of Departure

Exhibition (Artist)