COLD CHISEL LANE – CITY OF ADELAIDE

This indicative mock-up has recently been translated into reality

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SHACK – ADELAIDE CENTRAL SCHOOL OF ART

During April and May of 2021 I will be undertaking an open studio residency with Adelaide Central School of Art. I will be creating a structure on the school grounds that will become a site for developing new work, as well as occupying the gallery space.

STREET SKTECHES – CITY OF ADELAIDE

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Street Sketches
Supported by the City of Adelaide
Presented on Kaurna country
March 2021

Over the next couple of weeks I will be testing out a series of new devices that use aerosol as their primary output. The Adelaide City Free Wall will become my studio during this time, in which I will test a number of approaches that I have been pondering for a while. Whilst audiences are invited to come and view the process, there will not be exact times that I will be there (I will likely give short notice heads up via social media). A lot of the activity will be recorded and translated digitally; a Covid-safe consideration and also an opportunity to add another layer of creativity to the outcomes.

The project has also had some development support from the Government of SA, via Arts SA.

UNIQUE EDITION

EDITION, November 2020

I am very happy to present a limited release of small paintings.  These are a chance for collectors to get their hands on a small-scale, affordable example of the work that I have been pursuing over recent years.   The Painting Mill project continues to form a core of my practice, around which other things oscillate.  I consider the Painting Mill as a celebration of basic machines and the way they are incorporated into our lives.  In this case, the machine becomes a tool and a process that is integrated into my painting practice, which is a broader exploration of colour and abstraction.  Rather than commissioning a print run, or conventional edition, I have chosen to adapt the Painting Mill process to the project at hand. 

These are limited in number and adhere to a set colour way and composition.  There are variations to particular marks and exact placements that occur as a result of the process.  So, whilst they are very much a limited set, they are also each unique.  There are 2 sets that have been completed, available from each Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide and Backwoods Gallery, Melbourne.  Individual photographs of each work are available from the galleries.

LINK TO HUGO MICHELL GALLERY SHOP PAGE HERE

They are finished in a folded aluminium tray frame, a nod to the appearance of aluminium in other areas of my practice and presentation.

Artwork framed size is 200 x 265mm.

Acrylic on canvas, stretched over MDF board, aluminium tray frame

$400 each, excluding postage

COUNTRY ARTS SA – FOUR WORLDS – SBS ON DEMAND

I have worked together with Country Arts SA on many projects over time. The organisation recently commissioned a suite of video documentaries that look at a range of different arts practices that engage with regional communities. The result is currently available to stream via SBS on demand. Follow the link here to check it out – https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/1817580099564

RECENT PROJECTS COMPILATION VID

AGSA CONTEMPORARY COLLECTORS EVENT – DOCUMENTATION ONLINE

FULL SET OF SHOTS AT THE LINK
http://james-dodd.com/contemporary-collectors-end-of-year-party-2019/

CONCORDIA COLLEGE RESIDENCY PAGE

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URBAN CYCLES – MURRAY BRIDGE REGIONAL GALLERY

I have produced the 3 works below for an upcoming group show at Murray Bridge Regional Gallery. These are a response to the events of this year’s Australian summer. Sales proceeds of these works will be donated to fire relief efforts on Kangaroo Island.

SAIR BEAN, JAMES DODD, ERLOS, FORTROSE, KAB101, COOPER PINCH, DISCO RICE, 1UP, WENDY DIXON WHILEY. CURATOR: ADAM POOLE-MOTTISHAW

Urban Cycles explores the interface between subversive urban street art culture and the often strange contemporary art universe.

Curated by seasoned street artist Adam Poole-Mottishaw (aka TarnsOne) of Cold Krush Store/Gallery, the exhibition features bold and striking new works by predominantly South Australian-based artists, inspired by early subway and street styles of New York during its formative years.

CONTEMPORARY COLLECTORS END OF YEAR PARTY

FULL SET OF INSTALL PICS AT THE LINK BELOW
CATALOGUE OF WORKS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
http://nth.space/2019/11/22/james-dodd-agsa-contemporary-collectors-2019/