James T. Farley
James T. Farley is an emerging contemporary artist, curator and lecturer in photography based in Wagga Wagga, NSW. He completed his PhD at Charles Sturt University in 2017, with his research exploring post-photography and the practice of ecological stewardship. James utilises photography in an expanded form, incorporating experimental processes, environmental collaboration, installation and artist books in an ongoing critique of the aesthetic traditions of capitalism and colonialism. James is particularly interested in muddying the waters of dualistic thinking, to explore the more complex and interrelated ecological realities of the Anthropocene.
James is committed to developing a strong contemporary practice through the development of a strong regional network. He has presented exhibitions, public programs and community workshops at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery (2013, 2015, 2016, 2017), Broken Hill Art Exchange (2015), Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery (2017), the Western Plains Cultural Centre (2018) and Murray Art Museum Albury (2018). James has also presented work at BLINDSIDE gallery in Melbourne (2016), Perth Centre for Photography (2017), and Firstdraft, Sydney (2018).
James maintains an active presence within his community, working to support and develop the arts through his various roles at the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, The Art Factory (Supported Studio), and Charles Sturt University.