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Joy Parker: CV

 

WASPS STUDIOS
St Mary’s Mill
Selkirk
TD7 5EW

 

Tel:07935  488465
Email: joy.a.i.parker@gmail.com
Website: www.joyparker.org

Summary
I am an eclectic artist who uses a variety of mediums to explore issues, both personal and for
commission. Mosaic is one of my main mediums but I have been developing my print making in
order to work more effectively with my partner, Robert Leach who is a writer. Below are recent
commissions and exhibitions I have been involved with.

BAMM (British Association of Modern Mosaic) http://www.bamm.org
SAU: Scottish Artists Union http://www.sau.org.uk/

Education
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


Commissions
Yeavering Belle: 3D garden mosaic of a hare covered in mosaic markings based on ancient rock art.
2022
Map of Gala: Mosaic. Commission for Eildon Housing at Wilkie Gardens Sheltered Accommodation.
2022
William Henry Mills. Created a life size portrait of this coal miner in mosaic, installed at The Ruins
Project, Pennsylvania. 2020  https://www.sagermosaics.com/the-ruins-project 2020
Isobel the Doe: 3D garden mosaic, 2020
Asha the Bengal Tiger:3D garden mosaic. 2019
Our Lady Crowned. Mosaic in smalti, St Catherine Labouré Church, Glasgow. 2018
At Home Everywhere. Mosaic pigeon sculpture, Cheltenham Sculpture Pigeon Trail, 2018
Mosaic doorstep repair for Upright Gallery, Edinburgh, 2018
Strix: 3D Barn Owl, garden mosaic, 2018
Mosaic Triptych: St Catherine Labouré Church, Glasgow. 2016
Mosaic doorstep repair for the Buttercup Studio, Innerleithen. 2016


Community Projects

The Wild Escape. Exploring the animals in the collection of Trimontium Museum, Melrose. 2023

Front of school mosaic installations made with children of Channelkirk Primary School, Oxton in
partnership with Transform Arts CIC, funded by Dun Law Trust. 2022
Mosaic bunting made with the with children of Channelkirk Primary School, Oxton in partnership
with Transform Arts CIC, funded by the Council Platinum Jubilee Fund. 2022
Mosaics made with the children of Balmoral Primary School, for their school building. Galashiels,
2018

Exhibitions

WASPS Selkirk: The Courtyard Gallery, Bowhill. 2023
Constellations: BAMM. Chester Cathedral. 2022
The Cockatrice’s Egg: Prints inspired by a residency in Shetland. Unit 4, The Cornucopia Rooms
Hawick and Penicuik Community Arts Association 2022
Art in the Garden: New Hopetoun Garden Centre, Broxburn, 2022, 2021, 2019, 2018
Bird Gardens CIC, Oxton, 2022
Look Back & Smile. I coordinated and participated in the BAMM exhibition in the Scott Gallery,
Hawick Museum and Gallery, 2021
Centennial. An online International Visual Art Exhibition for the Centennial Celebration of Lucknow
University. 2020
Prompted. Bamm Annual Exhibition. Online. 2020
Between the Lines.  Old Gala House, Galashiels. 28th March – 30th May 2020: Cancelled due to the
coronavirus pandemic but became an online exhibition for the duration. Curated by myself and Rachel
Davis.
Natural Unnatural. BAMM Joint exhibition with DOMO, The Belfry, London and at the Stained
Glass Centre, York, 2019
BAMM Members Exhibition.  London school of Mosaic, 2018
A Ferrari Through India, (solo exhibition) The Studio & Gallery, Kilbirnie, 2018
40/40 Vision, 40 Years of WASPS Studios. Kirkcudbright Galleries, 2018
The Burning. Film, 10mins in GOMA The Marlie Mul show This exhibition has been cancelled, 2017
Gertrude, Joint exhibition with Michael Jessing. Tweeddale Museum & Art Gallery, 2015


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


Awards
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.

Residencies
The Cockatrice’s Egg. Shetland. Collaboration with writer Robert Leach, 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


Performances
​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.
Facing Back, MA Show. University of Cumbria, 2008

Publications
The Cockatrice’s Egg with Robert Leach. Snakebird Publishing. 2021
The World of Nek Chand’s Rock Garden. Andamento. Vol 14. 2020. BAMM
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

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