Steph Parr

Multi-disciplinary artist working with video, drawing and writing.
Also, lecturer in Graphic Design at Nottingham Trent University. 07951630852 @stephparrr

Royal College of Art, London, MA Visual Communication
Glasgow School of Art, BA Hons Textiles

2019 Illustration Heroes. Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield
2018 London Creative Network Showcase. Space, London
2018 Art In The Rooms. Otley, West Yorkshire
2018 Mocha Tales. Belgrade Cafe, London
2018 Artist in Residence. Union Chapel, London
2017 51zero Festival. Rochester Cathedral, Rochester
2017 FiLiArt. Coppermill Lane, London
2017 Exploding Cinema. The Cinema Museum, London
2017 What Now. Center 4 Recent Drawing. London
2017 Royal College of Art SHOW. London
2017 DRAW. Hockney Gallery, London
2017 Images Moving. LT1, London
2017 Sketch Open. Touring UK; Marlborough, Frome, Plymouth, Lancaster
2017 Rouge Seeds. SUcafe, London
2017 Work In Progress Show. RCA, London
2016 Public Playground. Hockney Gallery, London
2016 All Things Considered. The Old Shoreditch Station, Shoreditch, London
2016 Ridley Road Records. Doomed Gallery, Dalston, London
2016 The Dark Hour. RCA, London
2016 The Reader Over Your Shoulder. Tenderbooks, Soho, London
2015 All Things Considered. The Hackney Shop, Hackney, London
2015 House of Tigers. A-side B-side Gallery, Hackney Downs, London
2015 Group Show. The Russet, Hackney, London
2014 Pick Me Up. Somerset House, London

2017 Tate x RCA Christmas Card Competition
2017 Sketch Open Competition
2015 Late Night Brewery IPA Artwork
2012 Southbank Center x The Guardian, Boost Scheme

Hosted Workshops
2019-ongoing Founder. "Can't Draw Club" various locations
2018-ongoing. Lecturer. Illustration & Graphic Design, Sheffield Hallam University
2018 Guest Lecturer. "Drawing Things & Thoughts" Leeds Arts University
2018 Guest Lecturer. "Nature of the Medium is the Message" Nottingham Trent University
2017 "Being A Man festival. Royal Festival Hall, London
2017 "What Now" Center for Recent Drawing, London
2017 "Counterfeit Counter" V & A Museum Friday Late Event, London
2017 "Still Life in Still Life" Royal College of Art, London
2016-17 "Ill-Informed" Illustration Forum, Royal College of Art, London
2016 "Ridley Road Records" Doomed gallery, London
2014 "Pitch It" Mentoring. Hackney Downs Studio, London

Founder & Collaborator
Home Slice Design
ATC Collective


Steph Parr

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Doorstep Drawings. 2020
A daily practice during lockdown, using drawing as a tool to realise different ways of seeing the same scene.

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Drawing Grief. 2018
Selected works from a bigger series.

Dance Hall. 10 mins
A loose documentary that relates everyday human movement with dancing. The open narrative is told through recorded conversations with my parents neighbours and by swapping the audio of unrelated locations, there is suddenly a commonality formed, the shopping centre becomes a disco floor, where a group of friends are, unbeknown to them, dancing with each other.

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Take Two Parts. 2017.
Printed broadsheet pages discuss the beneficial act of making marks through marks made, whilst illustrating uneven distribution of wealth in the UK. The audience are encouraged to take a sheet and actively readdress the uneven distribution of marks by making their own in the empty space.

Action Film. 2 mins
Representation of stated 'Action', framed next to the reality of action, people wandering around.

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Daily Diary Drawings. 2014 - Ongoing
A daily practice to digest, reconfigure and reassemble everyday thoughts on paper.

Them Up There And You Stood 'Ere. 4.15 mins

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Grans Sofa Cushion. 2016
Making Alzheimer’s disease visible, I asked my gran with the condition, to re-write a sentence. Taking a found embroidered cushion, the original decorative pattern has been unpicked and instead embroidered with my grans sentence or cognetic decline as decoration on the front.

Love Film. 3.20mins
Sequel to Action Film. Representation of love framed next to reality to discuss the ridiculousness of both.

Men In Iceland. 5 mins

Downright Sentimental. Loop. 6mins

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Last Night This Morning. 2017
Tate christmas card competition winner. Image sold in Tate's gift shops.

Home Life. 1.30 mins