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Liverpool John Moores University MA Fine Art

Manchester Polytechnic BA(hons) Photography

Falmouth School of Art


Awards & Residencies

2019  Art Council Wales research & development grant.

2018  Judges Prize, Wrexham Open, Ty Pawb, Wrexham.

2018  3 month residency at Make, Liverpool

2017  Royal Drawing School residency at Dumfries House, Scotland. 

2002  1st prize, North Wales Open

Selected exhibitions

2019    Royal West of England Academy Open, Bristol

2019    North Wales Open, Theatre Clwyd, Mold

2018    Wrexham Open, Ty Pawb, Wrexham

2018    Beneath, solo show, Make, North Docks, Liverpool

2018    Viewpoints, Espacio Gallery, London

2018    Thresholds: The Adjacent Possible, The Tapestry, Liverpool

2017    Royal West of England Academy Open, Bristol.

2017    Weight of pressure, St Johns Market, Liverpool.

2017    Chasing out something alive, Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales

2016    The organic and inorganic body LJMU, Liverpool

2016    We are all connected, Bridewell studios, Liverpool

2015    Wrexham Open, Oriel Wrexham, Wrexham, Wales

2010    Colwyn Bay Library gallery, Conwy, Wales

2007    Solo show, Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold, Flintshire, Wales 

2006    MOMA Winners group show, Y Tabernacle, Machynlleth, Wales.

2003    Solo show, Denbigh Library Arts Centre, Denbigh, Wales.

2003    Solo show, Worcester City Art Gallery, England.

2003    Solo show, Jersey Arts Centre, Jersey, Channel Islands.

2002    Y Lle Celf, National Eisteddfod, St Davids, Wales.

2002    Solo show, Cornerstone Gallery, St.Ives, Cornwall.

Lesley F James

Originally from Cornwall, UK

Lives & works in North Wales, UK


Lesley is interested in surface traces, form, and in the physical and invisible barriers we create. Following a career in photography, she now uses more nascent materials to create large physical pieces that tread a line between drawing and sculpture.

Her photographic practice has been exhibited widely across the UK including solo shows in the Channel Islands, Cornwall, Worcestershire, Lancaster and Wales.


Recent work focuses on large paper and graphite drawings that can then become sculptures. They are virtually impossible to recreate, taking on new form and response to each new environment that houses them.

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