James Giddy2022-05-03T08:49:40+00:00
James Giddy Landscape
James Giddy Galah Bus Shelter
James Giddy Honeyeater

James Giddy

In Residence on the verandahs at Donnelly River Village

8-27 June 2019

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 airpainting, 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.

More information about James Giddy can be found at his website, here

James Giddy return residency

13-23 June 2022

James Giddy, tank stand mural 2022
James Giddy bio 2022

Works from the 2019 Donnelly Verandah Residencies


Paintings, workshops, exhibitions

A glimpse into Donnelly

Tuesday  4:30pm "Rules for residency: respond to surroundings on impulse. Follow impulse. Start two new works each day. No rethinking. Complete all works later." [...]

Go to Top