James facilitates creative consultation processes in order to develop learning/interpretation materials with user groups/stakeholders. Recent examples include the development of a teachers toolkit with a local primary school for SEARCH in Gosport, and activity backpacks with local families for English Heritage and National Trust at Stonehenge, Wiltshire.
James has had a lifelong interest in, and passion for natural history and ecology, which infuses his artwork and informs his approach to creative projects.
James works with environmental bodies such as Wildlife Trusts and other charitable organisations, using arts media to explore local habitats, and document the species and natural features that participants encounter there. Sessions encourage group discussion and creative reflection on participants' experiences, and on the challenges that specific ecosystems face, supported by the creation of artwork from local and recycled materials.
great to see how he relates to other people when he is experiencing art
and nature... he’s loved it and told us all about it."
Participant and Parent - Reclaim Our River Project