Ti Parks [ 1939 - 2017 ]

Ti Parks graduated from the Slade School in 1962. He moved to Australia in 1964 and became an important influence in the contemporary art world there. He was the Australian representative at the Paris Biennale (1973), the Sydney Biennale (1976) and as an invited performance artist at the Venice Biennale (2007). Since the 1960’s he has exhibited extensively in Australia, New Zealand, England and France.He is represented by Charles Nodrum Gallery Melbourne and Noreen Graham Gallery Brisbane.

Ti Parks’ work is in the major museum collections throughout Australia. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art New York, the Tate Gallery London and museums and private collections around the world.

Ti Parks lived and worked in Blackheath London after his return from Australia in 1976. He continued to exhibit and perform internationally until his death in 2017. Intuitive and intellectual, his work reflects his core belief in the importance of chance and playfulness. These ideas find wide-ranging expression in collage, etching, paintings, sculpture and performance. His Artist book works continue this theme pushing these ideas further towards a conceptual limit.From the late 70’s until 2006 Ti became a close family friend of Elisabeth Frink and her son Lin Jammet and spent many weekends and holidays at Woolland. He often spent time there drawing and working on drypoint etchings, all etchings were hand printed by him.