Artist /
Photographer /
Designer /

I'm James Stanbridge. Proudly born and raised right here in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.

I've been creative since I got here. I've always been and will always be "that creative guy".

Some of my first and fondest memories are of finding Art. My Aunty Lisa teaching me to draw. Holding a camera for the first time. Photoshopping lightsabers into family photos (that's Art, right?).

The mediums evolve. The education deepens and widens.

One thing doesn't change: I'm an Artist.


Exhibition History


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

SOULSTICE: The Shortest Day – A Night of Change
Valor & Tonic: The Wellness Centre
Organised Group Exhibition with 11 Artists
August 2018 – October 2018


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


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


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

2012 – 2014

Various Group Shows / Exhibited At

  • 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 – 2014

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic
Illustration & Graphic Design Tutor

2012 – 2014

Freelance Graphic Design
Various Clients

2010 – 2011

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic
Diploma in Design (Graphics)


Waikato Institute of Technology
Certificate in Catering


Massey University in Wellington
Bachelors of Design (Incomplete)

2003 – 2007

Bethlethem College
NCEA Level 3

1994 – 2002

St Joseph’s Opotiki
Primary Education