James Steventon Artist | Writer | Runner

Work (In)

Education (In)

2016 – 15.071x The Analytics Edge, Massachusetts Institute of Technology edX
2014 – MAS.S69x Big Data and Social Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology edX
2014 – Teaching Computing, University of East Anglia, FutureLearn
2014 – Barefoot Movement Science Module, VIVOBAREFOOT Training Clinic
2013 – CS50x Introduction to Computer Science, Harvard University edX
2006 – City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Media Techniques (Television & Video),
WFA Media & Cultural Centre, Manchester
2003 – NCFE Telematics, Tresham College, Kettering
2002 – BA (Hons) Fine Art, London Guildhall University
1999 – BTEC Foundation in Art & Design Studies, London Guildhall University

Education (Out)

2019 – 2023 – External Examiner, Contemporary Art Practice, Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
2018 – Present – Director, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, Northants
2018 – Course Tutor, Leicester Print Workshop
2017 – Visiting Lecturer, Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
2016 – 2022 – Digital Special Interest Representative, Engage, National Association for Gallery Education
2008 – 2018 – Education Officer, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, Northants
2008 – Present – Senior Lecturer (Foundation), London Metropolitan University
2015 – Visiting Lecturer, University of Northampton
2014 – Freelance Arts Educator, The National Centre for Craft & Design, Lincolnshire
2014 – Visiting Lecturer, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
2013 – Visiting Lecturer, University of Derby
2013 – Tutor, Westland Place Studios, London
2007 – 2008 – Freelance Arts Educator, Fishmarket Gallery, Northants
2007 – Freelance Artist, Northants County Council Adult Learning Service
2005 – Technician, London Metropolitan University
2003 – 2005 – Visiting Lecturer, London Metropolitan University
2000 – 2002 – Freelance Artist, National Association of Gifted Children, London

Selected Exhibitions, Performances & Publications

2021 – Five2Watch Data, spotlighting a range of contemporary art practice exploring
notions of duration, Axisweb
2021 – alpha-png, an online exhibition of images featuring punctured, ruptured, sliced or spliced alpha transparency png files
2021 – New Art Highlights, Axisweb
2020 – r22, interview for webradio of the arts and commons
2020 – SVOX.TV, a curated film and video arts channel and digital platform of over 100 films
2020 – Line and Space, Axisweb Playlist, a selection of videos that explore ‘Line and Space’
2019 – Race to the Stones, 100km run along the oldest path in Britain
2018 – The Only Running Footman – In Exile, #r3fest 2018, University of Kent Paris School of Arts and Culture
2018 – Bodies, Axisweb Playlist, a selection of video work where artists examine ‘Bodies’ as part of their practice
2018 – The Runner & The Kouros, Sculptorvox, Volume Two, Blood and Wire
2018 – Student vs Google, London Metropolitan University Learning & Teaching Conference
2018 – Race To The King, a double marathon across the South Downs Way to honour the ancient Kings
2018 – Category of the Week #drawing, Axisweb
2018 – Journeys through silence, Sculptorvox, Volume One, Geometry of Nothing
2017 – Transcultural Dialogues in an Insecure World, The Koppel Project, featuring a running based live art intervention in collaboration with Kai Syng Tan
2017 – For Space, PAPER, Manchester
2016 – Meet the Artist, an interview with East Midlands Contemporary Visual Arts Network
2015 – Equinox 24, 100 miles in 24 hours solo run, Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire
2015 – Jerwood Drawing Prize 2015 – Five responses by five writers, a-n Writer Development
2015 – Five2Watch Data, spotlighting a range of contemporary art practice looking at
the presentation of data in artwork, Axisweb
2015 – Drawing Paper 8, edited by Amanda Ravetz, Kate Genever and Anne Douglas
2015 – Running Wild, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, Northants
2014 – JUST LIKE THIS, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, Northants
2014 – OMM – One Metre Measured, Project Space, NN Contemporary Art, Northants
2014 – Run Run Run! An International Festival of Running 1.0,
Slade Research Centre, University College London
2014 – A Song For Eurydice, The Core, Corby
2013 – One Hour, The Water Tower & Sudborough Green Lodge, Northants
2013 – A Song For Eurydice, Journeys Across Media 2013 Conference:
The Body and the Digital, University of Reading
2013 – Remain-Dismantle-Replace, Avenue Gallery, University of Northampton
2013 – Place and Time, Avenue Gallery, University of Northampton
2013 – A Song For Eurydice, The Core, Corby
2012 – Altered States, ]performance space[, London
2009 – The A-Z of Schrödinger’s Cat, Does the Spectator Run the Show?
Contents May Vary Publications, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
2009 – Open 09, Alfred East Gallery, Kettering
2007 – Mind Over Matter, Opening Performance, Freezing Art Fair,
Fishmarket Gallery, Northants
2007 – Mind Over Matter, Birmingham International Festival for Live & Time Based Art,
2006 – Eco Vandalism, Sydenham Hill Woods, London
2003 – Freud Was Ere, 24/7 at the Venice Biennale: Rejected/Unsolicited Projects,
24/7 Gallery, London / Venice

Professional Development

2021 – Nominated as Fellow of the RSA
2018 – The Balanced Runner Online Camp, Jae Gruenke, Feldenkrais Practitioner
2016 – Apps for art and artists, Blast Theory, Portslade
2015 – a-n Writer Development Programme, Chris Sharratt, The Artists Information Company
2014 – Movement X, Ido Portal, Northampton
A revolutionary approach to movement development, integrating health, aesthetics,
performance and art.
2013 – Philosophy On The Run, The School of Life, London
Exploring the relationship between running and thinking, with Mark Rowlands
2012 – Power and Grace, Movnat, Birmingham
Training in natural human movement skills for physical competence, practical
performance and efficiency, with Joseph Bartz
2011 – SACRED InTRANSIT, Chelsea Theatre, London
Examining the relationship between performance action and image,
with Manuel Vason
2011 – A Line Made by Walking Without Marking the Earth,
Live Art Development Agency DIY8
A GPS Workshop for Artists, with Daniel Belasco Rogers
2011 – Body/Landscape, Lake District
A comprehensive training and performance practice investigating the intersections of
bodies and their environments, exploring and developing consciousness of the body
itself being an ever evolving landscape within a greater surrounding landscape, with
Frank van de Ven (Body Weather Amsterdam)
2010 – Altered States , Live Art Development Agency DIY7
An immersive 4-day workshop challenging corporeal limits by achieving an altered
state of consciousness through intense physical demands on the body,
with Martin O’Brien
2010 – Programming for Designers and Artists: an Introduction to Processing,
V&A Museum, London, with Daniel Soltis (Tinker.it) and Andras Szalai
2009 – Howduino, Circuit Bending Arduino workshop for artists and designers interested
in creating interactive objects or environments, VIVID, Birmingham
2007 – Grants for the Arts training for local authority officers and funding advisors
Arts Council England, Nottingham
2003 – Professional Practice & Enterprise Training for Artists, ACAVA, London
Alison Branagan Creative Consultancy


2007 – Corby Borough Council, A Play Strategy for Corby

Public Speaking

2014 – New Technologies in Gallery Education, engage East Midlands
2007 – What makes an Outstanding Session? Northants County Council Adult Learning Service
2007 – Grants For The Arts, Funding Fair, CVCS Corby, on behalf of Arts Council England


2003 – 2008 – SHAPE, Art Coordinator, Corby Borough Council, Northants

James Steventon Artist | Writer | Runner

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