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Mr Mark Parfitt

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Office of the Provost
Faculty of Humanities
Bentley Campus
08 9266 4692

Brief Summary

Mark is the course coordinator for the BA Fine Art major in the Faculty of Humanities at Curtin University. Mark completed his BA (Social Science) at Edith Cowan University, Perth in 1994, BA (Art) (Honours) in 2006, and MA (Visual Art) in 2007 at Curtin University of Technology, Perth.

Mark Parfitt's practice draws from everyday desires, problems and daily anomalies with an intent to investigate being and doing within ordinary life. Coming from the position of art as action, Parfitt produces autobiographical work in the form of journals, performance and sculpture. Since 2004, he has exhibited in many group and solo exhibitions, featured in several institutional and private collections and has attracted the funding of numerous grants, residencies and prizes. Mark is a member of the National Association for Visual Artists (NAVA), Artsource (Artists' Foundation of Western Australia) and a consultant for the City of South Perth Arts Advisory Committee.

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Memberships, Awards and Training


  • National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) 
  • Artsource : Artist's Foundation of Western Australia 


  • Consultant for Arts Advisory Committee City of South Perth
  • Community Representative for Arts Working Group Town of Victoria Park


  • 2014 Celebrating Joondalup Award City of Joondalup
  • 2013 Major Acquisitive Award City of Joondalup
  • 2011 Department of Culture and the Arts WA Govt All Art Forms
  • 2010 Australia Council Grant New Work Emerging
  • 2010 Janet Holmes a Court Artist Grant
  • 2009 Recipient of the 2010 Artsource Artspace Sydney Residency
  • 2008 Galerie Dusseldorf Post Graduate Scholarship


  • John Curtin Gallery
  • State Library of Western Australia
  • City of Joondalup
  • Private collections

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Teaching - Undergraduate

  • Course coordinator - BA Fine Art major
  • Unit coordinator and lecturer - Fine Art Project and Studio (sculpture)

Teaching - Postgraduate

  • Supervisor - Art and Design Honours

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Research Interests


2017 Heathcote Art Gallery and Museum Perth WA

2014 Paper Mountain Residency Perth WA 

2010 Artspace Residency Sydney NSW. Open Studio Project

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Creative Works

  • Parfitt, M. D. 2016. "Crystal Clique." Bankwest Art Gallery, Perth:
  • Parfitt, M. D. 2016. "Oasis Drive."


Creative Works

  • Parfitt, M. D. 2015. "Dover Court."
  • Parfitt, M. D. 2015. "A Plan for the Summer." School of Art Visual Culture Unit (Curtin University):

Exhibition - Curation

  • Parfitt, M. D.. "Staff Room 2015."


Creative Works

Exhibition - Curation

  • Parfitt, M. 2014. "Staff Room 2014."


Creative Works

Exhibition - Curation


Creative Works

  • Parfitt, M., G. Weston, and J. Macchiusi. 2012. "Anyday Now Artists Book." Perth WA: OK Gallery.
  • Parfitt, M. 2012. "Field (Scythe)." Perth WA: Museum of Natural Mystery Perth WA.
  • Parfitt, M. 2012. "All that it is cut out to be." Mundaring: Shire of Mundaring.
  • Parfitt, M., and E. Jolley. 2012. "Eat Shit." Fremantle: Fremantle Arts Centre.
  • Parfitt, M. 2012. "BMI." Fremantle: City of Fremantle.


Creative Works

  • Parfitt, M. 2011. "Rogue Trip." Sydney: Artspace.
  • Parfitt, M. 2011. "Anyday Now." Perth, Western Australia: Galerie Dusseldorf.


Creative Works

  • Duncan, A. 2010. "Untitled." Woolloomooloo, Sydney: Artspace.
  • Parfitt, M. 2010. "Dream Bunker." Fremantle: City of Fremantle.
  • Parfitt, M. 2010. "Dream Bore." Perth: OK Publishing.


Creative Works


Creative Works


Creative Works

  • Parfitt, M. 2007. "Carlisle Buffalo -Economy Box." Perth WA Australia: Perth Institute of Contemporary Art.


Creative Works

  • McGill, C., and M. Parfitt. 2006. "Instruction Action Space." Perth Western Australia: Perth Institute of Contemporary Art.
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