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Exhibitions of photography, moving-image, audio and prose in the series, Place Matters

Developing on Grounded, to create a moving-image theatre set for Fuaigh, a dramatic piece produced for The National Theatre of Scotland during its 10th anniversary celebrations, Home Away.

Audiovisual public art work in the heritage Tardis (Police Box), Buchanan Street, Glasgow, for Merchant City Festival 2016

Grounded  [Freumhaichte I Wadlu-gnana]

Flying Arts Alliance tour of Grounded in Australia: Dogwood Crossing, Miles; Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Art, Brisbane; Coalface Art Gallery, Moranbah; David Harvey Sutton Gallery, Cloncurry; Texas Regional Art Gallery, Texas; Gympie Regional Art Gallery, Gympie; Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Gladstone.

Facebook Friends (Laid Bare)

This body of work explores social media and its potential for fostering social isolation. I embody this message in my own process as I aim to visit all my Facebook friends to take their photographic portrait and record some aspect of the essence of who they are.

Grounded  [Freumhaichte I Wadlu-gnana]

What happens for people when they become disconnected from their environment; when language or culture is lost? How does that bear relevance for the wellbeing of the planet? I found a resonance between the stories of the Australian Aboriginal people and the Scottish Gaels, which I explore in the pairing of Australian with Scottish photographs.
Online blog: http://judithparrott.wordpress.com
Reviewed by Dr Kate Robinson (view here) and journalist, Jim Gilchrist (view here). The Herald Arts Magazine Gallery round-up (view here)
Included: 44 framed Giclée prints; book of stories to accompany the photographs; 3 audiovisuals; Arrarnta, Gaelic and English language.
Funders: Glasgow Beo Gaelic Arts and Glasgow Merchant City Festival
Location: Glasgow Gaelic Cultural Centre as part of XX Commonwealth Games 2014, cultural events; An Lanntair Gallery, Stornoway, Outer Hebrides


Nine-week residency in the Gaelic speaking Outer Hebrides of Scotland and with Australian Aboriginal communities in Queensland and the Northern Territory
Funders: Hi-Arts; Glasgow Life; Glasgow Merchant City Festival; Ceolas; Proiseact nan Ealan; Flying Arts Alliance QLD Inc;
               Vast Arts; AAACE; isee-ilearn

On Being Connected

A photographic series that asks the question: Do we seek out belonging by whatever means remain when connection to land and community becomes increasingly unattainable?

Antarctica – A Place in the Wilderness
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Following four-months research in the Australian Antarctic Territory into the lives of scientists and trades people,
                    the exhibition looks at how the sense of community is affected by its location in this isolated environment. Included are:
                    fifty-eight framed silver gelatin prints; artist diaries, including a Braille version; soundscape; colour digital projection; permitted                     tactile found items; clothing and equipment.

Funders: Australian Antarctic Division; Brisbane City Council; MAGSQ; Supported by International Polar Year
Touring to: Mawson Pavilion, Hobart; Parliament House, Canberra; Brisbane Powerhouse Centre for the Arts;
                    Noosa Regional Gallery; Warwick Art Gallery; Australian Catholic University; Texas Regional Art Gallery;
                    Gladstone Regional Art Gallery; Outback Regional Art Gallery, Winton; St George Regional Museum, Hurtsville;
                    Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria; Maitland Regional Gallery, NSW; Bundaberg Arts Centre;
                    QANTAS Founders Museum, Longreach; Fairfield City Museum and Gallery, NSW.

Walking the Bridge – The Shape of the Space where we Live
The exhibition examines contemporary Scottish immigration to Australia, why people stay and where these immigrants feel they belong.
                     Included are: twenty-five framed silver gelatin prints; soundscape; tactile items.

Funder: Scottish Year of Homecoming through Discover Bute, and Artworkers’ Alliance, QLD
Location: Isle of Bute, Scotland

Rothesay – A Place on an Island

The exhibition examines the sense of community and connection to place for residents of the Isle of Bute. Included are:
                     twenty-six framed silver gelatin prints; colour digital projection; soundscape; interactive items to touch and smell; artist diaries.

Funder: Scottish Arts Council pARTners residency through Argyll and Bute Council
and Mount Stuart Visual Arts.
Location: Rothesay, Scotland

Four-month Arts Fellowship Residency in Antarctica
Funder: Australian Antarctic Division

A Place in Bolivia
The exhibition tells the story of the uprising that put Aymara leader, Evo Morales Ayma, into power as President of Bolivia.
                     Following the journey to Orinoco, birthplace of Evo, and meeting Evo and his family, the exhibition reflects the determination
                     of the Indigenous people of Bolivia to maintain their traditional values. Included are: fifty-one framed silver gelatin and
                     ultrachrome images; soundscape; interactive items to touch and smell; poetic prose.

Funder: Arts Queensland and Ian Potter Cultural Trust
Location: Brisbane Powerhouse Centre for the Arts

Shades of Grey
An exhibition highlighting attempts by residents of Brisbane’s West End to maintain their local identity.
                     Included are: fourteen silver gelatin prints

Funder: Brisbane Social Forum
Location: University of Queensland

One-month Arts Residency in Bolivia
Funder: Ian Potter Cultural Trust

West End – A Sense of Place
The exhibition examines anxiety caused by rapid urban development of the inner city suburb of West End, Brisbane.
                    It celebrates the unique identity of the area and importance of belonging in “Place”.
                    Included are: forty-three framed silver gelatin prints; seven collages; soundscape; interactive items to touch, taste and smell.
Funder: Arts Queensland
Location: Brisbane, Australia


Competitions and Prizes

Environmental Photographer of the Year 2010 competition shortlisted, 4,500 entries from 97 countries

Epoch Times photography competition finalist, exhibited in New York

New Scientist Eureka Photography Competition finalist photographic tour, Australia.
                      Locations: Australia Museum, Sydney; SciTech, Perth; QUESTACON, Canberra; The Australia Centre for Photography,
                      Sydney; RMIT University, Melbourne


Selected Commissions and Public Collections

Commissioned to mentor an emerging artist towards exhibition level

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar – Museum nan Eilean – Acquisition of 5 photographs from Grounded  [Freumhaichte I Wadlu-gnana] for public collection

Discover Bute Landscape Partnership Scheme. Photographic exhibition with sound and sculptural installation; Location: Isle of Bute

Photography for Beyond the Boundary publication

Walking the Bridge
, ABC Radio National, Australia, 50-minute feature production for ABC Radio National using sound and poetic prose
                       from the Walking the Bridge exhibition

Photography and Poetic Prose for This is Who we Are, Scottish Year of Homecoming

Photography for Walking West End, Queensland State Library Q150 celebrations

Photography for Communities of Faith Walking Together, (9 religions), Brisbane City Hall foyer banners and tour of regional libraries

Audiovisual, (still photography and sound) ASSIST – Choose Life, suicide awareness, Scotland

Audiovisual, (still photography and sound) Community Regeneration Conference, Scotland

Photography for Brisbane City Council, People displaced from their homes by the building of road tunnels

Photography for Brisbane City Council, Boarding house communities of Brisbane, Australia

Queensland State Library – Acquisition of photographs from West End, A Sense of Place


Selected Workshops, Community Arts Projects and Artist Talks

Society for Photographic Education, New Orleans, and Bournemouth University of the Arts – Referenced in a talk by Professor Liz Wells, University of Plymouth, Professor of Photographic Culture

An lanntair Gallery, Stornoway: The Colour of Language, (view here) collaborative project with schools and An Lanntair Gallery to connect Australian Aboriginal and Scottish Gaelic children through language (inspired by the Grounded exhibition)

An Lanntair Gallery Stornoway: Saturday Art Club workshop based on Grounded (view here)

Gaelic Cultural space, Glasgow: In Conversation: Connecting through Culture, (view here) with Rona MacDonald Gaelic Arts producer and Craig Duggan, BBC Wales

BBC Radio Scotland, Voices of the Commonwealth (view here)

ABC Radio Western Queensland (view here)

Strathclyde University, Glasgow, artist talks: Grounded and Antarctica, A Place in the Wilderness

The Home and the World Arts Summit, Devon, England: Conference Paper with photographic retrospective

Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland: Artist talk on Antarctica arts residency

Flying Arts Workshop Facilitator at several locations around regional Queensland: Telling a story of community and place through photography
and poetic prose

Griffith University QLD College of Art, Brisbane, Australia: Photographic concept development on place with talented youth

Brisbane City Council, Australia: Producer and facilitator for Eye-Pic; youth photography workshop series

Contact Inc., Brisbane, Australia: Co-facilitator for Community Cultural Development Facilitation Training

Queensland State Library: Panel guest speaker on connection to place and impact on community wellbeing using retrospective of
photographic works

Mansfield, Victoria, Australia: Collaboration with Age Care facility and Mansfield Secondary College, to produce an audiovisual for the
tourist information centre

St Joseph’s School, Blackall, Qld, Australia: Telling a story of community and place through photography

Glasgow Village Storytelling Centre: Photography and IT, reminiscence storytelling project facilitator

Thyngath Aboriginal Bush Art Camp to encourage language and cultural activity, working with Indigenous children using photography:
Workshop facilitator for Primary Elder, Thancoupie

Mornington Peninsula Primary School, Vic, Australia: Telling a story of community and place through photography; workshops and artist talks

Gladstone SunFest, Qld, Australia: Working with teenagers in photography and poetic prose

Bouchat, Northern Cape, Australia: Photography workshop facilitator, Aboriginal Art Camp

Older Women’s Network, Brisbane, Australia: Guest speaker, Taking Better Photographs

Culture at Work, Sydney, Australia: Guest speaker

Workshop facilitator and guest speaker in connection with touring exhibitions



ECSSARE method of group facilitation training

1999 – 2001
Brisbane Institute of Art

Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching English as a Second Language, Edinburgh

1978 - 1982
Edinburgh University Honours Law Degree


Selected Published Works and Reviews

Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Essays on Cities and Aging: Photographic illustration

Brisbane Ethnic Music and Arts Centre
Magazine, Photo Essay

Big Issue Magazine, Photo Essay

National Maritime Museum, Sydney Australia, Signals magazine November 2012 Review of Antarctica - A Place in the Wilderness

www.geoproject.org.au Review of Antarctica - A Place in the Wilderness 

Pitcher Partners calendar, Engaging with the Theme of Place in a Challenging Manner

Eyeline July 2003, Review of A Sense of Place

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