James Newitt

James is an artist and filmmaker who lives between Hobart and Lisbon, Portugal. His work engages with social and cultural relations through personal, observational and performative approaches, often embracing change and paradox. Recently he has used speculative forms of storytelling as an extension to the documentary tendencies he continues to explore.

James has held solo exhibitions at Contemporary Art Tasmania (2019) and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (2009, 2011). He has participated in exhibitions at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (2019, 2013), Carriageworks (2015), Queensland Art Gallery (2012), Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2010), and film festivals in Australia and internationally. He was awarded a Samstag Scholarship (2012) and he has undertaken Australia Council for the Arts residencies in Los Angeles (2008) and Liverpool UK (2011).