James Giddy

Initially recognized through an internship with the Little Wing Corner Gallery in 2014 and mural work for FORM Western Australia’s, ‘Public’ project in 2015, James Giddy proceeded to complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Curtin University, and has since, expanded his practice. His murals can be found throughout Australia in New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia, as well as internationally in India, America, South Africa and Indonesia.

With foundations in watercolour painting, Giddy pays homage to contrast and composition, looking to the natural environment and his near surroundings for inspiration. The immediacy and sense-of-place achieved by the French motif of ‘en plein air’ painting, translates through a lot of his mural and studio work.

Through the medium of painting, Giddy is able to push and pull emphasis, abstracting and glorifying spaces, encouraging the viewer to reconsider a subject and look beyond a single point of focus. The bold, painterly brushstrokes, compliment his subjects and bring attention to the chosen medium, translating a distinct consistency between murals on several story buildings and small canvas works in the studio.

The works encourage the audience to question and bring their own contextual understanding to the composition, whilst providing a platform of familiarity in the subject and its action. Through these dynamics of a subject and its ground, Giddy often visits themes concerning the every-day and the common Samaritan,whilst using the public reach of his mural work to look at environmental awareness and conservation, drawing focus to nature in an urban environment or on a man-made structure.

Artist CV


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Curtin University

Solo Exhibitions

April 2021 - Honeymoon, Cannery Arts Centre, Esperance, WA

September 2020 - Spectator, Cleaver St. & Co., West Perth

December 2017 -  James Giddy Studio Open, Floreat

December 2016 - Thoroughfare, Common Ground Collective, Fremantle

March 2016 -  Life's Natural Path, Zig Zag Gallery, Kalamunda

September 2015- Dreams Aside, Open Studio, Floreat

November 2014 -When Rain Makes Mud, Little Wing Corner Gallery, Subiaco

Selected Public Art

January 2022           Bunbury Fringe Festival, Bunbury, WA

November 2021       Badgingarra Rest Stop, Badgingarra,WA (Commissionedby the Shire of Dandaragan)

November 2021       Two Rocks Primary School, Two Rocks, WA

November 2021      COP26 Climate Change Murals, Wickepin, WA (Fundedby Andrew and Nicola Forrest)

September 2021    Preston Beach Ablutions, Preston Beach, WA

August 2021            Curtin Heritage Living, Wearne, Cottesloe, WA

July 2021                   Lucky Bay Brewery, Esperance, WA

May 2021                   Rowland St Carpark, Subiaco, WA (Commissioned by Hesperia)

April 2021                   Mukinbudin Drive in Cinema Screen, Mukinbudin, WA

March 2021                Victoria Park Art Framers, Victoria Park, WA

January 2021            Warwick Twin Cinemas, Warwick,QLD (Commissionedby Southern Downs Regional Council)

November 2020     Treendale Farm Hotel, Australind,WA

November 2020      Art Framers Laneway, Mt. Lawley, WA

October 2020            Bob and Jims General Store, Esperance, WA

September 2020      Little Wing Corner Gallery, Subiaco, WA

September 2020      RSPCA Perth, Malaga, WA

April 2020                    Karingal Green, High Wycombe, WA

March 2020                 Peter Moyes School, Quinns Rocks, WA

February 2020           Little Wing Corner Gallery, Subiaco, WA

January 2020              IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal, India

January 2020              Peter Moyes School, Quinns Rocks, WA

January 2020              Raine Square, Perth, WA

December 2019          White Gum Valley Primary School, WA

November 2019          Two Blind Cows Glamping, Margaret River, WA

October 2019               Yealering Regatta Storage Shed, Yealering, WA

October 2019               First Ave Café, Kensington, WA

August 2019                 Lake Yealering Ablutions, Yealering, WA

July 2019                       Grandview/ Automatik, West Hollywood, Los Angeles

July 2019                       White Gum Valley Primary School, WA

June 2019                      The Loco Shed, Donnelly River, WA

May 2019                        Bellco Law, Townsville, QLD, (commissioned by Townsville City Council)

May 2019                        Ogden St Bus Hub, Townsville, QLD

February 2019                Wickepin Newsagents, Wickepin, WA

January 2019                  Tankk Fish & Chips, Como, WA

December 2018              Edith Cowan University, Mt Lawley WA

December 2018             Hidden River Estate, Pemberton, WA

November 2018             K.C& Sons, Wickepin, WA

October 2018                 Edith Cowan University, Mt Lawley WA

August 2018                   The Waverley, Westfield Carousel, (Commissioned By Scentre Group)

May 2018                         Bus Shelter Activation, Gosnells WA

April 2018                        Gulargambone, Central NSW

March 2018                     ScotchCollege, Swanbourne WA

February 2018                ReSpoke, East Perth

November 2017              The Studio: Beauty and Wellness, Kalbarri

November 2017              Historic Heart Planter Boxes, East Perth                                               (Peoples Choice Award)

October 2017                  Mt Hawthorn Primary School, Mt Hawthorn

September 2017             Cleaver St & Co. (Interior), West Perth

September 2017             Rosemount Hotel (Interior), North Perth

June 2017                         Beverley IGA, Shire of Beverley

                                            Penny’s Beauty Salon, Shire of Beverley

                                           Old Supermarket (Forrest St), Shire of Beverley

                                           Country Kitchen, Shire of Beverley

                                           Beverley Pharmacy, Shire of Beverley

May 2017                          Richardson Park, Shire of Dalwallinu

April 2017                         Eden Light Retreat, Roleystone WA

March 2017                      Liquor Barons, Swanbourne

September 2016              Jurien Bay Bowls Club, Jurien Bay WA

July 2016                           Source, Hermanus South Africa

June 2016                          Little Wing Corner Gallery, Subiaco

May 2016                           Coogee St Carpark, Mt Hawthorn

February 2016                   Curtin Student Guild, Curtin University

January 2016                     Flux Lifeground, Kerobokan, Indonesia

January 2016                     Old Mans Canggu, Indonesia

January 2016                     Fresh Provisions Carpark, Mt Lawley

December 2015                 Cleaver St Coffee Shop, West Perth

December 2015                 IGA Express, Dwellingup WA

December 2015                 Fiona Stanley Hospital, Murdoch

November 2015                 Global Cabling, Osborne Park

November 2015                 Senses Australia, Burswood. Commissioned by Brookfield Multiplex

November 2015                 Fiona Stanley Hospital, Murdoch

October 2015                     Mullaloo Kindy, Mullalloo

April 2015                           Broken Hill Hotel, Victoria Park. Commissioned by Form WA

April 2015                           Water Corporation, Leederville. Commissioned by Form WA

March 2015                         The Good Store, Victoria Park, Commissioned by Form WA

November 2014                 Beaufort St Festival, Laneway Collective

August 2014                       Corner Markets: Little Wing Corner Gallery, Subiaco

December 2013                 Ocean Beach Hotel Beer Garden, Cottesloe

Selected Group Exhibitions

July 2019 - Fine Art at Hale, Hale School, Wembley Downs

May 2019 - PLCOCA Exhibition, PLC Peppermint Grove

December 2018 - '12 x 12', The Stockroom, Melbourne

November 2018 - New Territory, Mt Lawley Art Framers

July 2018 - Fine Art at Hale, Hale School, Wembley Downs

May 2018 - PLCOCA Exhibition, PLC Peppermint Grove

November 2017  - Monday Live Art, Henry on Eighth, Maylands

July 2017 - Fine Art at Hale, Hale School, Wembley Downs

July 2017  - Art of Symphony, Heath Ledger Theater, Perth

July 2017 - Artitude Amplified, The Crown, Burswood 

May 2017  - PLCOCA Exhibition, PLC Peppermint Grove

February 2017  - The Other Side, Friday Studios, West Perth

December 2016  - Art for ZERO, WA AIDS, PS Art Space, Fremantle

December 2016  - Curtin University Art Degree Show, Bentley

August 2016   - Emerge Youth Art Award, Nedlands

July 2016  -  Fine Art at Hale, Hale School, Wembley Downs

July 2016  -  Art of Symphony: Heath Ledger Theater, Perth

May 2016 - PLCOCA Exhibition, PLC Peppermint Grove

March 2016 - Finders Keepers, Little Wing Corner Gallery

July 2015 - Art of Symphony: Heath Ledger Theatre, Perth

July 2015 - Laneway Collective: Little Creatures Main Gallery, Fremantle

July 2015 - Hot Soup Gallery, Fremantle

June 2015 - Night Out for Nepal: Moore Gallery, Fremantle

May 2015 - Art for Spark: Pop-up Gallery Mount Hawthorn

May 2015 - PLCOCA Exhibition, PLC Peppermint Grove

April 2015 - pARTy: Studio 2, Leederville

December 2014 - Where the Fruit Grows: Little Creatures main Gallery, Fremantle

September 2014 - Roll on Rome: Little Wing Corner Gallery, Subiaco

May 2014 - PLCOCA Exhibition, PLC Peppermint Grove


Donnelly River Verandah Residency, June 2019

Donnelly River Verandah Residency, June 2022

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