Assembling his artworks from an array of materials including recycled timber, fabrics and plastic, it is clear that mixed media artist James Powditch finds inspiration from the everyday. Featured in Habitus 23 (on sale now), Powditch is a unique artist who represents a distinctly Australia sentiment.
Above: James Powditch with ‘Days of Heaven V’ (detail), 2005
For mixed media artist James Powditch, life has always been about art; about the love of creativity. It was his early work as a construction and prop builder for the Sydney Dance Company and the Sydney Theatre Company (1989 – 2001) which ultimately launched his career. During this time, Powditch also acquired key joiner skills that would influence his later artistic work.
Powditch has since held solo exhibitions in Melbourne and Sydney and has been a finalist for the past 12 years in the Archibald, Wynne,and Sulman prizes at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. He has also shown in group exhibitions at the S.H. Ervin Gallery and Sculpture by the Sea in Sydney. He has completed commissions for commercial clients including Audi and Suncorp. He was co-winner of the Blake Prize for religious Art in 2005, winner of the Mosman Art Prize in 2007 and his work is held in a number of regional galleries including the Tweed River Art Gallery, NSW and Ballarat Regional Gallery, VIC
Inspired by film, the environment, architecture and politics, Powditch’s work endeavours to combine time and space.
James Powditch’s house is featured in Habitus 23
James Powditch is represented by Australian Galleries.