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Astra Parker

Astra Parker b.1977

Sculptor

Education

2012
Graduate Diploma of Visual Art and Design, University of South Australia

2009
Bachelor of Visual Art and Applied Design, Adelaide College for the Arts

2005
Certificate IV in Visual Art & Contemporary Craft, Adelaide College for the Arts

Solo Exhibitions

2019         
Racó, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide, South Australia

2017
Astra Parker at Bethany Wines, Bethany Wines, SA

2015
Vista, Hill Smith Gallery, SA

2015
Generation, Hahndorf Academy Prize, Hahndorf SA

2012
New Forms, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide SA

2011
Constancy, Solo Exhibition, Adelaide City Council, Pirie St Adelaide SA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019         
Heysen Sculpture Biennial, South Australia.

2018         
Waterhouse Prize, South Australian Museum (finalist)

2018         
Palmer Sculpture Biennial, South Australia (prize winner)
d’Arenberg Wines South Australia
Montalto Sculpture Prize, Victoria (finalist)

2017
Wooloomooloo Warf exhibition, Sydney NSW
Montalto Sculpture Prize, Vic (finalist)

2016         
Palmer Sculpture Biennial, SA
Heysen Sculpture Biennial, SA
Wooloomooloo Warf exhibition, Sydney NSW

2015
Austin Station Public Artworks, Hong Kong
Government House SALA exhibition, SA
Sculptors at Crystal Lake, Macclesfield, SA
ARI CoLab, Adelaide Town Hall, SA

2014
Burnside Sculpture Competition, SA (finalist)
Hill Smith Gallery at Yalumba, SALA group exhibition, SA
Contemporary Sculpture, SOHO Gallery, Sydney NSW
Travelling sculpture exhibition/corporate loan, Art Park, VIC
Palmer Sculpture Biennial, Palmer SA
Heysen Sculpture Biennial, Hahndorf SA (prize winner)
Brighton Sculptures by the Sea, SA (prize winner)
Adelaide Airport, SA
All the Best, SOHO Galleries, Sydney NSW

2013
Sculpture for Sight, Adelaide SA (prize winner)
Fleurieu Prize, SA
Richard Cohen OAM Memorial Sculpture Competition, Burnside SA
Ex Aqua, Light Square Gallery, Adelaide SA
Insitu, Adelaide Botanic Gardens SALA Exhibition, SA
Mulberry Farm Sculpture Walk, SA
Brighton Sculptures by the Sea, SA

2012
Palmer Sculpture Biennial, Palmer SA
Heysen Sculpture Biennial, Hahndorf SA
Brighton Jetty Classic Sculptures by the Sea, Brighton SA

2011
The Waterhouse Art Prize, Adelaide SA and Canberra ACT (highly commended)
Loreto Spring Art Show, Loreto College, Marryatville SA
Sculpture For Sight, St Marks College, North Adelaide SA
Brighton Jetty Classic Sculptures by the Sea, Brighton SA (Prize winner)

2010
Hatched, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts National Graduate Show, WA
Helpmann Academy Maestros and Apprentices, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide SA
Palmer Sculpture Biennial, Palmer SA (Prize winner)

2009
Overture, Graduate Exhibition, Adelaide College for the Arts, SA
8th Annual City of Marion Exhibition, Gallery M, Marion Cultural Centre, SA
RH09, Red House Group – SALA Festival exhibition, Gallery M, SA
Penolla, Coonawarra Arts Festival Exhibition, Balnaves Winery, Coonawarra SA
Adaptation, Murray Darling Palimpsest Sculpture Exhibition, Palmer SA

2008
Sculpting Norwood, Public Sculpture Exhibition, The Parade, Norwood SA
Awaken, Red House Group Exhibition, Gallery M, SA

XIV Red House Group Exhibition and Calendar  - SALA Festival exhibition, Gallery M, SA
Helpmann Academy Maestros and Apprentices, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide SA
A4, Cross-institutional Exhibition, Light Square, Adelaide SA

Bibliography
The Adelaide Review, October  edn. 2011
World Sculpture News, 2011
The Adelaide Magazine, Summer edn. 2010/2011
Woman of Steel, SA LIFE Magazine, February edn. 2010
Astra Arrives, Guardian Messenger, February 24th 2010
Port Lincoln Times, 2010

Astra Parker

Wandering El Bruc


carved ceramic tiles

23 x 23 cm

$280

Astra Parker

Wandering El Bruc 2


carved ceramic tiles

23 x 23 cm

$280

Astra Parker

Racóns


cream travertine

17 x 17 x 17 cm

set of 5

$3,000 (set of 5) $450 (individual - 3 sided piece) $900 (individual - 6 sided piece)

Astra Parker

Abrera


carved ceramic tiles

70 x 120 cm

$1,200

Astra Parker

The Road to El Bruc


carved ceramic tiles

39 x 98 cm

$700

Astra Parker

Two Cities


carved ceramic tiles

99 x 48 cm

$700

Astra Parker

Canvi Estructural


50 x 100 x 100 cm

steel

(image shows detail of work)

$3,800 (set of 4) $1,100 (individual)

Astra Parker

Racóns


silver travertine

set of 6

17 x 17 x 17 cm each

$4,000 (set of 6) $450 (individual - 3 sided piece) $900 (individual - 6 sided piece)
SOLD

Astra Parker

Petiole


Medium:
Mild steel

Dimensions:
60 x 50 x 120 cm

$6,000
SOLD

Astra Parker

Eroded Histories


carved ceramic tiles

60 x 100 cm

(image show detail of work)

$850
SOLD

Astra Parker

Ortus


Medium:
Mild steel

Dimensions:
78 x 78 x 78 cm

$3,800

Astra Parker

Egress


Medium:
Mild steel and Adelaide granite

Dimensions:
40 x 2m x 55 cm

$6,000

All prices displayed subject to confirmation with gallery.

All prices on application. Payment methods include, mastercard, visa, cheque or cash.
Special arrangements for payments can be made with the Gallery Director