Janet in the studio

About Janet Parker-Smith

Janet Parker-Smith is a Sydney based artist who works with Printmedia, Sculpture and Altered books. She has been exhibiting nationally and internationally for 20 years. Her work deals with identity, displacement and the environment. Janet is represented by Van Rensburg Gallery, Hong Kong and has been supported by May Space, Sydney where she has had several solo exhibitions.

Janet exhibited at Sydney Contemporary 2015, 2017 and 2018. She has been chosen as a finalist in many art competitions and has had recent work purchased by the Art Gallery of NSW and National Gallery of Victoria. Her work is held in numerous public and private collections.

Janet has been Master Printer for various artists including Locust Jones, Debra Dawes and UK artist Mario Minichello. Janet is the Studio Supervisor and part-time lecturer in Printmedia at Sydney College of the Arts. She is also a sessional teacher in Printmedia at National Art School.

In 2016 Janet’s work was included in the 50th Anniversary of the Print Council of Australia exhibition at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, “As far as the eye can see”. She has been a participant of the Print Council of Australia Commission in 2009 and 2014.

Janet Parker-Smith

Janet Parker-Smith CV

Born Sydney, Australia, 1971.
Email: janet.parker-smith@sydney.edu.au

REPRESENTED BY:

Van Rensburg Gallery Hong Kong

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015 “Questionable Intentions”, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
2013 “Small Wonders”, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
2011  “Still Alive & Still Well”, Brenda May Gallery, Waterloo, Sydney
2010 “Alive & Well”, Horus & Deloris Gallery, Pyrmont, Sydney
2005“ Journeys”, Prints and collages at Global Galleries, Paddington, Sydney
2003  Prints and Collages at Global Gallery, Comber St, Paddington, Sydney.
2000 Prints and Collages, PCL Exhibitionists, Strawberry Hills, Sydney.
1998 “Facades”, Sweet Foray Gallery, Katoomba, Sydney.
1997 “Subversion”, Nelson St Gallery, Annandale, Sydney.
1995 “Printmedia”, Two Walls West, University of Western Sydney.

COMPETITION EXHIBITIONS

2018 Grace Cossington Smith Award
2018 Australian Print Triennial 2018, Finalist
2017 Fremantle Print Award Finalist, Finalist
2017 Geelong Print Award Finalist, Finalist
2016 Fremantle Print Award Finalist, Finalist
2015 Grace Cossington Smith Award
2015 Fremantle Print Award Finalist, Finalist
2014 Fremantle Print Award Finalist, Finalist
2014 Woollahra Small Sculpture Award Finalist
2012 Woollahra Small Sculpture Award Finalist
2012 Fremantle Print Award Finalist, Finalist
2011 Fremantle Print Award Finalist, Finalist
2011 Geelong Print Award Finalist, Geelong City Art Gallery.
2009 Print Council of Australia Print Commission
2008 Fremantle Print Award Finalist, Finalist
2007 Fremantle Print Award Finalist, Finalist
2007 Willoughby Art Award, Willoughby Council.
2006 Silk Cut Award, Glen Eira City Gallery, Caufield.
2003 Hazelhurst Regional Gallery Print Award, Hazelhurst,

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS

2018 Sydney Contemporary – Unlimited Sydney
2018 Santander Spain – Impact 2018
2018 Travelling Exhibition ‘As Far Aa The Eye Can See’
2017 Art Basel Hong Kong, Van Rensberg Galleries.
2017 Sydney Contemporary – Paper Contemporary
2016 Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, “As far as the eye can see”
2016 “Amor Idem”. M Contemporary Gallery, Woollahra, Sydney.
2016 New York Affordable art Fair. Represented by Van Rensberg Galleries, Hong Kong
2016 Hong Kong Art Fair – Art Basel. Represented by Van Rensberg Galleries, Hong Kong
2015 Sydney Contemporary – Paper Contemporary.
2015 Aberrant Play, Grafton Regional gallery, Grafton.
2015 Mythology of the Land, M Contemporary, Sydney
2014 Hidden. Sculpture Exhibition Rookwood Cemetery.
2014 New & Old Territories, Grace Cossington Smith Gallery.
2014 Crossing Boundaries. Taylor Jenson Fine Arts, Pamerston North, New Zealand
2014 Corporeal, Switchback Gallery, Centre for art & Design, Gippsland.
2014 Crossing Boundaries. Gaffa Gallery, Sydney.
2013 “Mighty Small” Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
2013 Crossing Boundaries, Northart Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand.
2013 Paper Works II. Brenda May Gallery, Sydney
2013 Corporeal, Geelong Regional Gallery, Vic
2012 Lines of Communication, Barometer gallery, Paddington, NSW
2012 Hello Dollies, Penrith Regional Gallery, NSW
2012 Familiar Unfamiliar, Tweed River Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2011 Freak of Nature, Monash University, Gippsland Centre for Art & Design, Victoria
2011 Familiar Unfamiliar, C3 Contemporary Art Space, Abbotsford, Victoria
2011 Art & Humour Me, Brenda May Gallery, waterloo, Sydney
2011 Sydney Printmakers, Manly Regional Gallery, Sydney
2010 Diversity, Depot Gallery, Danks st, Waterloo, Sydney
2010 Green, Brenda May Gallery, Waterloo, Sydney
2010 Paper Works, Brenda May Gallery, Waterloo, Sydney
2009 From Print to Print, Hardware Gallery, Newtown , Sydney
2009 Animal Farm, Brenda May Gallery, Waterloo, Sydney
2008 Printmedia, Atelier Skara, Gressvik, Norway
2008 Sydney Printmakers, Taylors Gallery, Summer Hill, Sydney
2007 “Urban Animal”, Marianne Newman, Crows Nest, Sydney
2007 “Urban Animal”, Impressions on Paper, Canberra
2007 Partners in Print – Printmedia, Fire station, Melbourne.
2007 “Pulse” Ground Floor Gallery, Balmain, Sydney.
2007 Portfolio 20, Exchange Exhibition, Exit Gallery Sydney College of the Arts.
2006 Sydney Printmakers 45th Anniversary, Taylors Gallery, Summer Hill
2005 “Art Sydney 2005”, Hordon Pavilion, Sydney.
2005 “Us”, Staff exhibition at Werrington Institute of TAFE, Sydney.
2005 “Love Lives 2”, Prints & Collages at Global Galleries, Paddington.
2004 “Love Lives,” Prints and Collages at Global Galleries, Paddington.
2002 Prints and Collages, , Penrith Regional Gallery.
2000 “Show Us the Proof”, Kudos Gallery, Paddington, Sydney.
1999 “TEN”, PCL Exhibitionists, Strawberry Hills, Sydney.
1997 “The Illusive Butterfly Fish”, Gallery AD163, Glebe, Sydney.
1996 Mornington Peninsula Printmaking Award.
1994 “Look at Her”, Painting and Prints, Gallery on Booth, Annandale.
1994 Exhibition of Prints by the Contemporary Printmakers  Association, The Australian Centre for Photography,
1994 “Taylor-made-Works on Paper”, Gallery on Booth, Annandale.
1994 “Mary Alice Evatt Art Award Selection Exhibition”, The Gunnery, Wooloomooloo, Sydney.
1993 “East-West”, Printmaking, Bridge Gallery, Perth, and Artery UWS

BIOGRAPHY

2017 to present – Sessional lecturer in Printmedia National Art School Sydney
2014 to present – Sessional lecturer in Printmedia, Sydney College of the Arts
2006 to Present – Sydney College of the Arts Printmedia Studio Supervisor
2006 – 2014 – Printer for Artist Locust Jones
2009 – Master Printer for Artist Debra Dawes
2007 – Master Printer for UK Artist Mario Minichello
2003 – 2006 – University of Western Sydney, Nepean Printmaking Lecturer.
2001 – 2006 – NSW Department of Education and Training, TAFE NSW. Teacher in Printmaking
2001 – University of Western Sydney, Nepean Printmaking Lecturer.
1998-2001 – University of Western Sydney, Nepean. Lecturer in Fine arts for Exchange Singapore projects.
1999-2000 – University of Western Sydney, Nepean. Studio Supervisor
1998 – University of Western Sydney, Nepean. Lithography Tutor Printmaking.
1996 – 2006 – University of Western Sydney, Nepean. Printmaking Technical Officer (School of Contemporary Arts).
1997 – 2000 – Gallery Co-ordinator University of Western Sydney.
1995 – 1998 – South Sydney Council Creative Arts Centre. Tutor.
1997 – South Sydney Council. Mascon Arts Festival.
1995 -1996 – Creative Arts Officer.South Sydney Council.
1995 – University of Western Sydney, Macarthur. Sessional Lecturer in Visual Arts and Printmaking Technician
1995 – NAVA Research Grant for Students with Disabilities in Practical Courses.
1995 – Immigrant Women’s’ Speak-out and the New South Wales Working Women’s’ Centre.
1993 – Master Printer for Artist Geoff Harvey.

EDUCATION

1995 Master of Art – Printmaking. College of Fine Arts, University of NSW.
1991 – 1993 Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts. University of Western Sydney.

SHORT COURSES

2015 – Small Business Course
2013 – 3D Printing and Laser Cutting. FAB Lab, Adelaide
2013 – Health & Safety Representative Training
2001 – TAFE Childhood Protection Training
1998 – Chemical Management Level 2                 Accredited
1998 – Non-Toxic Printmaking
1996 – Digital Imaging (Photoshop)
1995 – Communication and Facilitation Skills Training Workshop.
1995 – Conservation and Restoration. The State Library of NSW.

COMMISSIONS

2014 Print Council of Australia Print Commission.
2012 ArtAct Print Commission.
2009 Print Council of Australia 2009 Print Commission.
2005 Master Printer – University of Western Sydney commission with Whitlam Institute. Etching plates of Gough Whitlam made by artist Luis Martinez. Signed by Gough Whitlam.
2005 Channel 9. Production of Art Work for Set.
2004 Global Galleries commission to make Prints for collection.
2002 Bikrams Yoga College Sydney.

RESIDENCIES

2018 Art Vault,  Mildura
2016 Umbrella Studio, Townsville.
2012 Fremantle Art Centre.
2011 Fremantle Art Centre

PUBLICATIONS

2017 OZ Arts Magazine Winter issue
2014 Imprint Volume 48. Little Wonders by Pia Larsen.
2013 Intersections and Counterpoints. The work of Art in the Age of Environmental Degradation. Monash University publication.
2012 Northern Times
2011 Sydney Morning Herald  4/9/11
2010 Imprint Volume 45, Spring 2009
2009 Imprint Volume 44, Spring 2009
2008 Freemantle Arts Centre: What’s On July-September 08
2007 Imprint Magazine
1994  Masters of Fine Arts Research Paper.

COLLECTIONS

2014 National Gallery of Victoria
2014 Art Gallery of New South Wales Library – Book Collections
2014 PRINT COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA
2009 PRINT COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA

ARJO WIGGINS/CANSON AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
GLADSTONE REGIONAL ART GALLERY
GENAZZANO COLLEGE, Kew, Melbourne
STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA
CITY OF WHITEHORSE, Victoria
THE ART VAULT, Mildura
NEW EXPRESSIONS GALLERY, Canberra
SHELFORD GIRLS GRAMMAR, Caulfield, Melbourne
TINTERN SCHOOLS, Ringwood, Melbourne
ST URSULA’S COLLEGE, Toowoomba
MONASH UNIVERSITY, Churchill, VIC plus additional private collectors

1995 “Destiny of a Judgement Series”, (prints) University of Western Sydney.
1994 “Destiny of a Judgement Series”, (prints) Evatt  Foundation, Sydney.
1993 “East-West” Boxed set. University of Western Sydney.
1993 “East West” Boxed set National Gallery, Canberra

GRANTS

2006 Research Seed Grant – Feasibility study – Access Printmaking workshop in the Greater Western Sydney.
2003 SoCA Research Grant – Practicing artist grant.
1996 National Association for Visual Arts – Students with disabilities in Fine Arts.

ORGANISATIONS

2004 to present Sydney Printmakers. Secretary 2006 to 2015.

MASTER PRINTING PROJECTS

2012-2019   Printer for Locust Jones
2011             Printer for Artist Debra Dawes
2009             Printer for Artist Locust Jones.
2007             Master Printing for UK Artist Mario Minichello
2006             Master Printing – 30th Anniversary of Whitlam Government dismissal.
1994             Master Printing for Artist Geoff Harvey.