I am proud and honoured that my painting of Mick titled “Me and Myself” has been pre-selected for the prestigious Royal Society Of Portrait Artists Exhibition. This exhibition will take place at the Mal Gallery in London in March 2024.
James is proud to announce that he will be showing some of his series of paintings from his acclaimed series of work on “War and Conflict” at an exhibition organised by Amnesty International and Artvocate at Islington Union Church London between the 27th November and the 10th December 2023. James is strongly opposed to the
James Earley will be visiting Cuba in 2024 where he will meet, sketch and interview people with the intention of creating three series of work. The first series will look at the heroic efforts of the Cuban soldiers who fought in Angola in the 1970’s which ultimately contributed to the end of the apartheid regime
James Earley’s painting of “Rahaman” which is part of his acclaimed series of work on “Bangladesh and Climate Change” has been shortlisted for the 2023 Art Gemini Prize. The Finalist exhibition will take place between the 20th and 28th September at The Zari Gallery in London.
James is proud and honoured that his painting “Twenty Twenty Two” has been selected for display at the prestigious London Biennale that takes place in Chelsea, London between the 27th and 30th July. James won first prize at this event back in 2019 with his powerful painting “The Place Of The Skull” that looked at
I am honoured that my painting of Rory will be part of The Grenfell Towers victims exhibition “Social Housing Stories”. The exhibition will run from the 20th -24th June at The Tabernacle in London. This is a free exhibition to raise awareness of this disaster and tells the story of how some of these families
I met Rahaman in the tiny and remote island of Madaripara in 2022 whilst I visited Bangladesh. I went to Bangladesh with the social purpose organisation Friendship who were trying to help those people in the most remote and isolated regions where mainstream support was almost impossible. Rahaman and his fellow villagers lived with the
I met Kabita in the village of Ramia in the Southern coastal region of Bangladesh. This isolated and remote region was suffering with the growing consequences of climate change. Cyclones and flooding were becoming increasingly regular and the people of Ramia had no where else to go so they had no choice but to live
James’ first sole exhibition in Holland will see his series of work on “Bangladesh and Climate Change” go on display at The Circle Gallery in Amsterdam. The paintings were inspired by James’ trip to Bangladesh in May 2022 with all the proceeds going to the Social Purpose Organisation www. friendship.ngo
It was May 8th 2022, my first day visiting the islands in Northern Bangladesh. We departed early from Balishi village travelling up the Brahmaputra river to the island of Aorai Bari. The Brahmaputra river was vast with hundreds of small islands scattered along the river. The beauty was breathtaking yet also a mask as this
My visit to the tiny island of Madaripara on May 10th gave me a great insight into the unique partnership of Friendship and the local community. These islands are so isolated that the villagers have very few ways of selling their produce and gaining an income, they have no access to banks and government funding.
My visit to Madaripara Char was a fantastic experience as it enabled me to see the scale of help Friendship was providing to the community and how the community was using this help in an effective and imaginative way. Madaripara is a remote and isolated island in Northern Bangladesh and like all the other islands
James is honoured and privileged that his paintings of Kaud and Tawhid will be part of Bonhams of London Modern and Contemporary South East Asian Sale. The auction will take place at Bonhams in London on the 22nd November 2022. All the proceeds will go to www.friendship.ngo
James will be showing his Bangladesh series of work at The Sinclair Gallery in Rickmansworth between the 18th November to the 3rd December. All the sale proceeds of the exhibition will go to the Social Purpose Organisation www.friendship.ngo
My visit to Nakna village was an incredibly interesting and inspirational experience. This village being on the south coast of Bangladesh was on the front line for climate change disasters. Flooding and cyclones were becoming more and more frequent and the community together with Friendship were doing all they could to try and improve the
I met Yasin Ali on the remote and isolated island of Adorshogram Char. Yasin is 66 and like many of the elderly residents of these islands he had suffered with cataracts. Previously it was extremely difficult to have this condition treated because it was such a long and difficult process to get to a hospital
“Shame” an oil on canvas painting depicting wars in the Middle East and the impact of drones as weapons of war was awarded the International Velázquez Award for painting in 2022. This award is a significant award with artists from 40 different countries being judged and almost three thousand art works being examined. This is
The 11th May was a busy day for me. I was to visit three islands Porar Char, Vatiburail Char and finally Nawshila Char. It was in the last island of the day Nawshila Char that I visited a school that had been built by the community and Friendship. The islands in Northern Bangladesh were so
It was my last day in Southern Bangladesh and I was to spend the day in the coastal village of Nakna. Nakna had been the eye of the storm of recent cyclones and Friendship and the community were working together to put measures in place to reduce the impact of the cyclones. These cyclones were
I remember seeing a video of Tawhid and being magnetised by his smile and his enthusiasm as he took his first steps. He was surrounded by his friends and family who seemed mezmerised by each small step and I could sense their pride for this brave little boy. Born with cerebral palsy, 13-year-old Tawhid developed