James Powditch

Lives and works in Sydney

Artist's CV

Represented by nanda\hobbs

James Powditch is an acclaimed mix media artist who adapts the associated memory or essence of his found objects and frankensteins them with his own to fabricate hybrid actively ‘functioning’ art forms, which in their essence objectify communication.

Akin to a scavenging Bower bird, Powditch picks out the gems and detritus of our modern world- it’s byproducts of film, text, cartography, architecture are often influences, if not physically present in his assemblages, continuing to feed Powditch’s narrative of mindfulness and self awareness. Aligning an artist’s quintessential need to make with the universal impulse to imbibe photos and objects with memories as markers of existence. 

Powditch’s wistfully beautiful artworks are the result of a steady and successful exhibiting career which has seen him as a multi finalist in the Moran, Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prize and winner of the Blake and Mosman Art Prize.

\ Artworks

All the Presidents Men

2023 \ Mixed media \ 130 x 282cm

Chopper

2021 \ Mixed media \ 267.5 x 163cm

Made in Japan II

2009 \ Mixed media \ 146 x 95cm

Medicine Box

1989 - 2024 \ Mixed media with light \ 51(H) x 34(W) x 31(D)

Medium Cool

2022 \ Mixed media, framed \ 80 x 120cm

NOTRE DAME

2019 \ Mixed media assemblage \ 56 x 89cm framed

Newsfront

2021 \ Mixed media \ 174 x 294cm

Reds

2023 \ Mixed media, framed \ 40 x 60cm

Sunday too far away

2019 \ Mixed media \ 183 x 130cm

The French Dispatch

2022 \ Mixed media, framed \ 80 x 120cm

Vanishing Point (After Fred Williams)

2022 \ Mixed media \ 150.5 x 100cm

empire (gallipoli)

2021 \ Mixed media \ 105 x 184cm

mad max II

2021 \ Mixed media \ 146 x 95cm

storm boy II

2021 \ Mixed media \ 120 x 152cm Finalist \ 2021 Paddington Art Prize

wake in fright

2021 \ Mixed media \ 108 x 78cm

\ News

Media

JAMES POWDITCH EXTENSIVE FEATURE IN LOOK MAGAZINE

6 October 2023

The current issue of LOOK Magazine (Oct-Nov 2023) includes a 5 page feature on 26 times Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prize finalist, James Powditch.

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\ Exhibitions featuring James Powditch

BEAUTIFUL THINGS

Group Exhibition

18 January — 3 February 2024

Landscape and Memory

Group Exhibition

2 September — 23 September 2023

James Powditch

Medium Cool - Journalism in Film

12 June — 1 July 2023

James Powditch

The Proposition

18 October — 30 October 2021

SMALL WORKS SALON

Group Exhibition

14 August — 28 August 2021

9 x 5"

Group Exhibition

22 January — 6 February 2021

SUMMER SALON

Group Exhibition

16 December 2020 — 16 January 2021

Spring

Group Exhibition

8 September — 13 September 2020

Contact Us

to find out more about James Powditch.

12 - 14 Meagher Street Chippendale, NSW 2008
Opening Hours
Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm Saturday, 11am - 4pm Closed Public Holidays (and Easter Saturday)