Artist, Cook, Photographer, Designer, 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 cooking, or behind the lens playing photographer.


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