My name is James Farley. I am an artist and curator exploring ecological thinking through photographic practice. I am currently undertaking a practice-based PhD at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, NSW, where my research explores post-photography and the practice of ecological stewardship.

While my background is in photography, my practice is based on research, experimentation and collaboration. I am particularly interested in the development, promotion and support of arts and culture in regional areas.

Please contact me for more information.



2014 – 2017 – PhD (candidate), Charles Sturt University, Wagga, NSW

2013 – Bachelor of Visual and Performing Arts (Honours 1st Class), Charles Sturt University, Wagga, NSW

2012 – BA (Photography) with distinction, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Aus

2011 – Art History Studies, UNCW, Wilmington, NC, USA


Solo Exhibitions

2017 – Reciprocity, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, NSW

2017 – Slow Documents, Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, NSW

2016 – Traces of Shadow and Light, E3 art space, Wagga Wagga Art gallery, NSW

2015 – Silver City, H.R Gallop Gallery, Wagga Wagga, NSW

2014 – A New Dialectic, ACME Art Studios, Wilmington NC, USA

2013 – Trepidation: VOID, E3 art space, Wagga Wagga Art gallery, NSW


Group Exhibitions / Collaborative Projects

2016 – Here in the Undergrowth, BLINDSIDE, Melbourne, Vic (with Jacob Raupach)

2016 – Land Dialogues, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, NSW (Artist and Curator)

2016 – Enlighten, Wagga Wagga City Council Public Arts Program (Produced with Andrew Hagan)

2015 – SUN PRINTS, Studio3 Gallery, Broken Hill Art Exchange, Broken Hill, NSW

2015 – Everyday Politics, Upper Waiting Hall, House of Commons, London, UK

2015 – Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition, Somerset House, London, UK

2014 – CCP Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, VIC

2014 – Unnatural Futures, Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart

2014 – Dualisms, H.R. Gallop Gallery, Wagga Wagga, NSW (with Jacob Raupach)

2013 – Virtual Reality Project, Underbelly Arts Festival, Sydney, NSW

2012 – Six Degrees, The Fitzmaurice Street Gallery, Wagga Wagga, NSW



2017 – Lecturer in Photography, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW, AUS

2016 – Studio Supervisor, THE ART FACTORY, Wagga Wagga, NSW, AUS

2013 – Gallery Technician, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, NSW, AUS

2013 – Tutor in Photography and Art History, Charles Sturt University, NSW, AUS

2011 – Assistant at the Art Gallery at University of North Carolina, Wilmington, USA


Prizes | Awards | Grants 

2017 – Joint Recipient. Wagga Wagga City Council Arts and Cultural Grant (with Jacob Raupach)

2016 – Recipient. Australian Artists Grant, NAVA

2016 – Winner. NSW/ACT Young Achiever of the Year Awards – Arts & Fashion Award

2015 – Recipient. Young Regional Arts Scholarship from ARTS NSW

2016 – Finalist. Australian Photobook of the Year Awards (Limits to Growth)

2015 –Recipient. Wagga Wagga City Council Arts and Cultural Grant

2015 – Finalist. Sony World Photography Organisation Student Focus Prize, London, UK

2014 – Artist in Residence. Broken Hill Arts Exchange, Broken Hill, NSW

2014 – Winner. Environmental Image Salon Prize, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, VIC

2014 –Recipient. Australian Postgraduate Award for Doctoral Studies, CSU