The core theme of James Pasakos' work is a ‘sense of place and identity’, one that has been largely influenced by the Melbourne Docklands, after growing up in that locale. The polluted artificial Docklands landscape still resonates strongly in his works to date - and has formed the content of his practice for more than 20 years.
Recent exhibitions include
2018 Journey as a Printmaker, IMPACT10, Santander, Spain 2016 Docks & Wharves, Tacit Contemporary, Melbourne 2011 Peeking Through a Portal, Warrnambool Art Gallery; Dark Elements, Pigment Gallery, Melbourne 2004 Port’s Edge, Axia Modern, Melbourne 2002 A Day at the Harbour, Australian Galleries, Sydney; Waterways, Australian Galleries, Melbourne 2000 Docklands & the Waterfront, Australian Galleries
2020 Editions, Tacit Galleries, Melbourne 2019 The Affordable Art Fair, Melbourne; Editions, Tacit Galleries 2018 Locus-Distinct, Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop; IMPACT10, Santander, Spain; Antipodean, Steps Gallery, Melbourne; Editions, Tacit Galleries 2017 SCOPE17, Post Office Gallery, Ballarat; Editions, Tacit Contemporary, Melbourne 2016 Elemental, LaTrobe Visual Arts Centre, Bendigo; Elemental, Light Square Gallery, Adelaide; Mono, Metropolis Gallery, Geelong; Between a Rock & a Hard Place, Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop; Picture This, Fairbanks Gallery, Ballarat; IMPACT9, Hangzhou, China; Swan Hill Print and Drawing Awards, Swan Hill Regional Gallery; The Flanagan Art Prize, Ballarat; Editions, Tacit Contemporary 2015 Cultural Diversity, Fairbanks Gallery; Thinking of Place, InkMasters, Cairns; Editions, Tacit Contemporary 2014 IMPACT8, Dundee, Scotland; Marvellous Melbourne, Media House Gallery, Melbourne; Editions, Tacit Contemporary; Borders & Crossings, Art Gallery of Ballarat; SCOPE13, Post Office Gallery; ANL Maritime Prize, Melbourne; The Flanagan Art Prize, Ballarat