The focus of Parke's practice is currently directed at the deep-rooted tradition of figurative painting. It’s the combination of the historical gravitas inherent in the genre, plus the truly human stories or connections that are unique to figurative art; these are the things that inspire him to paint people. Parke graduated MFA First Class Honours from Whitecliffe School of Art and Design in 2019.




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Podcast: Selfie Reflective
Man-ufactured reality
Gerry Parke with Lucy O
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Cut from the cloth 
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