Culture Lab Newcastle

Staff Profile

James Davoll

Technical Manager



James has worked as a practising artist, freelance photographer, river guide, ski instructor and lecturer. He graduated from Culture Lab with a Mres in Digital Media in 2012 and returned to take on the role of Technical Manager within SACS.

James recently worked as an Art and Photography lecturer at Northumberland College.



MRes Digital Media, Newcastle University - 2012

PGCE in Post Compulsory Education, Sunderland University - 2008

BA Contemporary Photographic Practice, Northumbria University - 2006

Previous Positions

Freelance work including the BBC, Galleries, Newcastle Business School, Magazines and Design Studios.

Art and Photography Lecturer at Northumberland College (current)

Apple Inc Trainer

Photography Lecturer Northumbria University

Kawarau River Guide, New Zealand



His main expertise lies within lens based media and he has had the opportunity to produce work for the FutureEverything Festival, The Humanities Festival of Newcastle, Brighton Biennial and numerous other collaborations.  


Interested in how the viewer experiences and contributes to artwork and how this role is continually evolving with changes in society and technology. Produced artwork Magic and Merger that visualised this relationship and allowed a narrative to be produced between the artwork and the viewer. The viewer completing a performance with the artwork.  

Researching how to advance how camera captures its subject. Looking at how this can be evolved to allow further readings, perspectives, information to be gained. Currently working on a long-term time-lapse camera that can document the changes in our landscape and gather scientific information for further study. 

James is also an active member of the group CineHack - - which is a community of people designing hardware hacks to produce high budget film effects and shots.


Chwarel, Pontio Centre - 2017

Bridges, Collaboration with David De la Haye, Tyne Bridge - 2017 

Loops, Lines, Layers, Newcastle - March 2016

Things Not Seen Archive, Ex Libris, Newcastle - November 2015

Cloud 9, Kirkley Hall, Northumberland - 2013

Render3, CultureLab, Newcastle - 2012

Emblematic Project, King's Gate Building, Newcastle - 2011

LandeScape, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle - 2011

Brighton Biennial, Brighton - 2010

Change, Queenstown, New Zealand, 2009

Helios, Biscuit Factory, Newcastle - 2007

Mise-en-scène, Gallery North, Newcastle - 2006