Shed Wizard

This is a solo exhibition that will tour regionally across SA and looks back at a range of my outcomes over the last five years or so. It is the result of a long period of work together with Country Arts SA, especially Eleanor Scicchitano and Brad Lay. We have a very sharp looking catalogue which features a cracker essay from the inimitable Leigh Robb and lots of sumptuous images courtesy of Sam Roberts.

Saturday July 1st will see the first version of the show open at Walkway Gallery, in the place that I grew up, Bordertown, SA. The exhibition will subsequently be presented in Murray Bridge and Goolwa, throughout the remainder of 2017 and early 2018.

This really has only been possible with the help and support from lots of people over a long period of time. I look forward to sharing this show with a whole bunch of new and old friends across the state!


DEC 9, 2017 – JAN 21, 2018

JAN 3 – 6, 2018
As part of James Dodd’s Country Arts SA touring exhibition he will be undertaking a short residency in Goolwa, offering gallery visitors a chance to chat and participate directly in some of his projects. Many of Dodd’s projects unfold and develop as part of exhibitions, often doing so over subsequent presentations and in response to audience feedback and input.

The artist will be using his custom-built painting machine to complete a suite of paintings specifically for the Signal Point exhibition. He will be making these, live, during the week of the residency – come down and check out the process and action as the work unfolds!
Wed 3rd Jan – 11am – 1pm
Thu 4th Jan – 11am – 1pm
Fri 5th Jan – 2pm – 4pm
Sat 6th Jan – 2pm – 4pm

This project is in its early stages and currently consists of a prototype pedal-powered boat and a whole bunch of ambition and ideas that will be pursued throught 2018. River Cycle is a major commission awarded as part of Climate Century, a long-term program driven by Vitalstatistix and supported by Country Arts SA. As part of Dodd’s project, he is curious to invite people to offer their own sense of creative adaptations of technologies, especially those that might come in handy for an unpredictable future. The artist will be offering a number of drawing and brainstorming workshops for anyone to come along and design their own radical vehicle, propositional technology or future solution. The accumulated drawings will be included in the exhibition.
Wed 3rd Jan – 2pm – 4pm
Thu 4th Jan – 2pm – 4pm
Fri 5th Jan – 11am – 1pm
Sat 6th Jan – 11am -1pm
These workshops are open to any age participants but it is asked that children under the age of 10 be accompanied by an adult.

For more details contact the artist directly –