Joy Parker: CV



St Mary’s Mill




Tel:07935  488465



BAMM (British Association of Modern Mosaic)


SAU: Scottish Artists Union

Creative Projects Resource


Selkirk life Drawing



MA in Contemporary Fine Art, University of Cumbria:2008

Arts of India, Oxford University Department of Continuing Education:2006

BA Hons. Fine Art, Cumbria Institute of the Arts, Carlisle: 2000

Current Projects

Mosaic Project in collaboration with Transform Arts CIC with Channelkirk Primary School

Mosaic installation inspired by the history of the mills in Galashiels at Wilkie Gardens Sheltered Accommodation


The Cockatrice's Egg. Residency in Shetland supported by Creative Scotland. Collaboration with writer Robert Leach

Exhibition and book.  Unit 4, The cornucopia Room. 

Look Back & Smile. BAMM exhibition in the Scott Gallery, Hawick Museum and Gallery

William Henry Mills. Created a life size portrait of this coal miner in mosaic, installed at The Ruins Project, Pennsylvania. 

The Ruins Project — Sager Mosaics | The Ruins is a storytelling destination that invites travellers to dive deep into art, history, and maybe most importantly, themselves.


Centennial. An online International Visual Art Exhibition for the Centennial Celebration of Lucknow University.

Dunsdale Haugh. Collaboration with Lois Parker Glass. Found metal objects, gold smalti, glass.

Prompted. Bamm Annual Exhibition. Online. 2020

Asha: The Bengal Tiger. Vitreous Glass Mosaic on a fibreglass mesh, cement and steel armature. New Hopetoun Garden Centre. July-August 2020. And then will be sited permanently at Wrexham Maelor Hospital. Wales. 

Between the Lines.  Old Gala House, Galashiels. 28th March – 30th May 2020  Cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic but became an an online exhibition for the duration. Curated by myself and Rachel Davis.


Natural Unnatural. BAMM Joint exhibition with DOMO, The Belfry, London

Natural Unnatural. BAMM Annual Exhibition. Stained Glass Centre, York 

Mr Pushpat and the Circle of Life.  Mixed mosaic tesserae,cement, aluminium, fibreglass mesh. Art in the Garden, New Hopetoun Garden Centre, West Lothian

Vinod the baby tiger, Mosaic sculpture.


At Home Everywhere, Mosaic pigeon sculpture, Cheltenham Sculpture Pigeon Trail

Our Lady Crowned. Mosaic in smalti, St Catherine Labouré Church, Glasgow.

BAMM Members Exhibition.  London school of Mosaic

Repair of mosaic doorstep for Upright Gallery, Edinburgh

Art in the Garden, New Hopetoun Garden Centre, West Lothian

A Ferrari Through India, (solo exhibition) The Studio & Gallery, Kilbirnie

40/40 Vision, 40 Years of WASPS Studios. Kirkcudbright Galleries

5 outdoor mosaics made with the children of Balmoral Primary School, Galashiels

Strix – 3d mosaic of a Barn Owl for commission

2016- 2018

Mile Markers.  Facilitated workshops for the creation of Mile Markers for the YES Festival

Fry the Selkirk Dragon made with local 13 year old Justin Starkie

The Burning. Film, 10mins in GOMA The Marlie Mul show This exhibition has been cancelled.

Yana. Portrait. Oil on canvas. 70cm by 50 cm

Souter Colin. Portrait of Colin Turnbull, Mosaic and paint on plywood. 125 by 75cm

Repair of Buttercup Studio mosaic doorstep.

St Catherine Labouré Church, Glasgow. Mosaic Triptych: All Saints, Lamb of God, Our Lady. 

2012-2015:  Gertrude.

A three year project exploring the life of my grandmother who spent 45 years in an asylum in Bristol, diagnosed with chronic schizophrenia. This project culminated in the exhibition in a joint show with Michael Jessing at The Gallery, Tweeddale Museum, 2015. This exhibition included  mosaics, paintings, sculptures, film and was accompanied by the book Gertrude. This project also included the live performance Gertrude – a Life coupled with the film I Call Her Gertrude, which was shown at Glenside Campus, UWE, Bristol  2015 and at Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre, Peebles 2014. Workshops across the Borders were carried out with members of New Horizons and an exhibition of members work was held at Eastgate Theatre and Arts centre in 2014.



Creative Scotland Open Fund, 2021 The Cockatrice's Egg. Collaboration with writer Robert Leach.

South of Scotland Visual Artist and Craft Makers Award 2015 and 2013 funded by Creative Scotland, Dumfries  and Galloway Council  and Scottish Borders Council, for developing the films I Call her Gertrude and Why did Jonah swallow the Whale? Both are part of the project Gertrude.


The Cockatrice's Egg, Sheltand: 2021

Living Room Project: Exploring a sense of place in the Scottish Borders: Viewing Points, 2011

Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, India: 2009

Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi, Kerala, India: 2008

Leonardo Project, Nr Leipzig, Germany: 1999

Solo Exhibitions

A Ferrari Through India, The Studio & Gallery. Kilbirnie

In View of India, Sam Scorer Gallery, Lincoln: March 2012

Cakes and Cossacks, Tonia’s, Birmingham: 2011

A Ferrari Through India, Penicuik Community Arts Centre:2010, Robson Gallery, Selkirk:2009

Wise and Otherwise, Gallery 8, Pershore Arts Centre:2009, Old Gala House, Galashiels: 2008

The Ford Factory Series, Ettrick Riverside, Scottish Enterprise,2007, The Forest Bookshop, 2007

Planted in the Air, Tolbooth Arts Centre, Kirkcudbright:2004

Undertones of India, Woodbridge Gallery, Birmingham:2002, Robson Gallery, Selkirk:2001



I offer a range of workshops in painting, mosaic, sculpture for all ages and levels of experience, in  schools, museums, community centres.

Gallery talks, events and demonstrations

The Great Ettrick River Mosaic Proposal.2017 Philiphaugh Community School, Selkirk High School

Demonstrating Painting  a Portrait in the Style of Frans Hals, Gala Studio Club, 2013, Selkirk Art Club:2011

A Ferrari Through India, with collaborator Robert Leach, Hawick Art Club:2010, Robson Gallery, Selkirk: 2009

The Positioning of the Figure, Issues of Gender and Representation. Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi:2009

Building a Shoe Cairn, 2002.  I facilitated the building of a cairn of shoes to launch the sculpture project Waymerks.

Artist’s Talk, Kea Centre for Contemporary Art, Greece:2004


The World of Nek Chand’s RocK Garden. Andemento. Vol 14. BAMM 2020. 

Gertrude, Snakebird publishing, 2015

Minor Chats, Pictures & poems from a season in India. Pictures by Joy Parker. Poems by Robert Leach.

Snakebird Publishing. 2014

A Ferrari Through India, Images by Joy Parker, texts by Robert Leach. Snakebird publishing, 2009