About James Tovey


I am 46 years old and grew up in Bristol, UK with my first job working for a ship chandlery business in Portbury and Avonmouth Docks, I have been actively producing artwork, photographs and illustrations both professionally and for my own entertainment for most of my adult life. I have also successfully put together art projects for funding bids aimed primarly at social and cultural regeneration in and around Peterborough where I have mostly been based for the last 20 years.


Recent Exhibitions and Events:


Fifth Musician of the Plastocalypse, Peterborough Makefest, Peterborough Museum and City Gallery, December 2018.


Four Musicians of the Plastocalypse, Peterborough Heritage Festival, June 2018


Contemporary Peterborough Artists July – September 2018 Peterborough City Museum and Art Gallery


‘Plastic, Native Temple’, Vivacity Unit Queensgate Peterborough 7th-20th May 2018


‘After the Fall’, ink drawings on paper and acrylic paintings on canvas, 29th & 30th December 2017 Castor Village Hall, Peterborough, UK


The Debris Navigator and other OutsideART: WestRaven Community Garden, August 2017


Yarrow Gallery, Oundle 31st July – 6th August 2017


Artist Day Nene Park July 2017


PAOS 2017 (June 2017)


‘Star Flower’ at the Peterborough Heritage Festival June 2017


Sun Henge at the Green Backyard Peterborough 2016-2017


Peterborough Green Festival 2016 #pectgreenfest


Peterborough Heritage Feastival 2016 2nd/3rd July 2016


PAOS City Gallery Exhibition 2016 24th June – 6th July 2016


Peterborough Open 2016 Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery 18th March – 15th June 2016


Undercroft Theatre Serpentine Green, Hampton, Peterborough 11th to 21st Nov 2015


Peterborough Arts Festival 4th – 6th September 2015 Torii 1 series which also featured a sculpture from the Plastic Ocean Column series


Peterborough Heritage Festival 19th-21st June 2015 Mountain 2008 series and Future floodplain Xoanon



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