James Gow

Artist Statement

I am an artist and facilitator and I use my practice to make connections between people and ideas.

My practice reflects my particular interest in people and place and the stories and hidden histories that reside in both. Memory and reminiscence are key to my work: how do our memories filter how we see the present as well as alter the way we recall our pasts? How reliable are we as narrators of our own stories?

My work aims to highlight the blurred line between what is real and what we remember. We all have a story to tell but the subtle alterations that come from the telling is what drives my practice.