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Mr Mark Parfitt


Position
Lecturer
Faculty
Faculty of Humanities
School
School of Design and Art
Campus
Bentley Campus
Location
202.108
Phone
08 9266 4692

Brief Summary

Mark is the course coordinator for Fine Art in the School of Design and Art 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's practice-led research has contributed to representations of visual journaling when used to account for the quotidian condition. 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 member of the National Association for Visual Artists (NAVA), Artsource (Artists' Foundation of Western Australia) and is a community representative on the Arts Working Group for the Town of Victoria Park.

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Memberships, Awards and Training

Memberships

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

Committees

  • Community Representative for Arts Working Group Town of Victoria Park

Awards

  • 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

Collections

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

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Teachings

Teaching - Undergraduate

  • Lecturer and Unit Coordinator for Art Studio Research

 

Teaching - Postgraduate

  • Supervisor for Art and Design Honours

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Research Interests

Research Projects

2014 Paper Mountain Residency Perth WA (Inaugural Artist)

2010 Artspace Residency Sydney NSW. Open Studio Project

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Publications


2016

Creative Works

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

2015

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."

2014

Creative Works

Exhibition - Curation

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

2013

Creative Works

Exhibition - Curation

2012

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.

2011

Creative Works

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

2010

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.

2009

Creative Works

2008

Creative Works

2007

Creative Works

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

2006

Creative Works

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