James Giddy

South African born, James Giddy spent his childhood around the suburbs of Perth, Western Australia. Initially recognized through an internship with the Little Wing Corner Gallery in 2014 and public art for Form WA’s Public project, Giddy completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Curtin University in 2016 and has expanded his practice painting murals throughout rural Western Australia as well as internationally in South Africa and Indonesia.

Heavily inspired by the natural environment and the French motif of en plein air painting, James Giddy revolves his practice around themes concerning the unknown as well as environmental conservation, drawing inspiration from subjects encountered on his journeys.

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. Giddy’s use of ambiguous landscapes and grounds, allow the viewer to bring his or her own contextual references and associations to the work, often providing a platform to re-consider thoughts on the everyday.

Artist CV


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Curtin University

Solo Exhibitions

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

July 2014 - Now I See, Cambodia Fundraising Exhibition, Peppermint Grove

Selected Public Art

February 2019                WickepinNewsagents, Wickepin, WA

January 2019                  TankkFish & Chips, Como, WA

December 2018              EdithCowan University, Mt Lawley WA

December 2018             HiddenRiver Estate, Pemberton, WA

November 2018             K.C& Sons, Wickepin, WA

October 2018                 EdithCowan University, Mt Lawley WA

August 2018                   TheWaverley, Westfield Carousel, (Commissioned By Scentre Group)

May 2018                         BusShelter 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             CleaverSt & 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

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


The Clay House, Margaret River

Mt Lawley Art Framers, Mt Lawley

Picasso Galleries, Duncraig

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