James Eddy

James Eddy is a sculptor and land artist, born in Truro, Cornwall in 1975, where he currently lives and works. He has been following an artistic journey all his life. An avid painter at school in Redruth, he continued with art studies whilst at school in Scotland.

James’ love of nature and being outdoors led him to study Environmental Science at university and to briefly work as a countryside ranger in Northamptonshire. In 1998 he volunteered as an artist-maker for Kneehigh theatre, this experience with community arts projects, inspired him to become a practicing visual artist.

Upon graduating James had his first exhibition in Falmouth in November 2000, and has since enjoyed a broad and varied career as an artist. His experiences range from exhibiting in galleries nationally and in Europe and producing both public and private commissions. To delivering community arts projects and environmental workshops. James also worked as an artist in education for twelve years.

In 2004 James worked with leading African artist El Anatsui, as project manager and assistant artist at the Eden Project, producing the Gateway to Africa, sculpture commission. And in 2010 he was invited to be artist in residence at the Lost Gardens of Heligan, creating the ‘Growth & decay’, charcoal sculpture.

Currently James is focusing on his studio practice and exhibitions for galleries across the country.

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