Artist, Designer, Gourmet, Photographer, Human

James Stanbridge is a born Artist, popping out right here in Whakatane. From an early age he took a shine to being creative, eschewing more science-y pursuits in favour of drawing pretty pictures.

These days you’ll find him pushing pixels as a designer, behind a wooden spoon crafting recipes, or behind the lens playing photographer.

Over the past five years a true focus has emerged – capturing the natural landscape of Aotearoa.

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Exhibition History

2018
Nature is My Church: Visions of the Eastern Bay of Plenty
Te Kōputu a te whanga a Toi
Whakatāne Library and Exhibition Centre
Solo Exhibition, Landscape Photography
08/09/2018 – 25/11/2018

2018
SOULSTICE: The Shortest Day – A Night of Change

Valor & Tonic: The Wellness Centre
Organised Group Exhibition with 11 Artists
August 2018 – October 2018

2017
VIBRATIONS: An Exhibition by James Stanbridge
Valor & Tonic: The Wellness Centre
Solo Exhibition, Landscape Photography
7 September 2017 – August 2018

2015
Molly Morpeth Canaday Painting & Drawing Award
Selected Finalist, ‘Self Portrait: Test of Patience’

2014
The Purge: No Reserve Art Auction
Creative Tauranga Community Gallery
Solo Exhibition, Ink Drawings, Sold-out

2012 – 2014
Various Group Exhibitions
Creative Tauranga, The Incubator, Zeus Gallery, Lightwave Gallery

Employment / Education

2014 – Current
Law Creative Group
Graphic Designer / Web Designer

2015 – Current
Professional Photography
Various Clients

2014
Bay of Plenty Polytechnic
Illustration & Graphic Design Tutor

2011 – 2014
Freelance Graphic Design
Various Clients

2010 – 2011
Bay of Plenty Polytechnic
Diploma in Design (Graphics)

2009
Waikato Institute of Technology
Certificate in Catering

2008
Massey University in Wellington
Bachelor of Design (Incomplete)

2003 – 2007
Bethlethem College Tauranga

1994 – 2002
St Joseph’s Catholic School Opotiki