James Smythe

Artists James Smythe and Emma Burrows were instrumental in the Serpentine Community Gallery's presence at the

125th North Coast National

from 21st to the 23rd October 2010.


Having developed the concept and found their way through all the red-tape to get the OK, the pair, with the help of a couple of friends, then used vivid imaginations, recycled cardboard and lots of hard work to build our

Creative Exchange @ Lismore Show.

Views of the James and Emma constructed Creative Exchange @ Lismore Show.

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With this inspirational space created, James set to

work giving a helping hand in the workshop area and

creating free show bags for visitors, again

finding innovative new uses for recycled materials.

'Rustic installation' by James Smythe

was a relaxing backdrop for the Artscafe - at night, combined with video by Emma and experimental film by Alan,

the area provided an ever changing light show.

CreativExchange Showbags

by James Smythe

'Something from nothing'


'something for nothing'

James (left) takes a last look at some of his hand-crafted sample bags before giving them away to artspace visitors at Lismore Show 2010.

James' horse stamp turns 'One'

A year after its creation, when James represented SCU's Visual Arts Dept at the 2009 Lismore Show, this kitchen sponge horse stamp is still going strong. It was put to good use decorating the Creative Exchange walls and sample bags, making stickers to give away and worked just as well on fabric - demonstrated by Corinne Batt-Rawden - as it did on paper and cardboard