Australian sculptor, mixed media artist
(b. 1966, Sydney, Australia)
James Powditch’s work illustrates the changing nature of the Blake Prize for Religion, of which he was co-winner in 2005. His winning work entitled God is in the Detail (Intelligent Design), was comprised of philosophy and science books, and questioned the concept of intelligent design – the belief that suggests the complexity of nature as evidence of the existence of a higher being. James Powditch has held more than 15 solo exhibitions since 1997, and with his father, artist Peter Powditch in the Powditch & Powditch Show, Ray Hughes, 2003. He has been seen in a number of group exhibitions, including Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Syney, 2002; The Sulman Prize, AGNSW, 2002, 03, 04; The Wynne Prize, AGNSW, 2005.
Sourced from McCulloch’s Encyclopedia of Australian Art. Used with permission. Copyright: McCulloch and McCulloch.