PARKER

Tash Parker is a visual artist, songwriter and musician from Tasmania. Her artistic practice is centred around collaboration with musicians, visual artists and technology artists to curate multi-sensory experiences for her audience. Tash is in three Australian based music projects; art-pop electronic act PARKER in collaboration with Hans Van Vliet (Brisbane) and Becki Whitton (Melbourne), folk pop group Runaway Belles with Emma Anglesey (Tasmania) and A cappella group Ladychoir with Angie Hart, Sophie Koh, Emma Heeney, Tessa Hilderbrand-Burke and Kirsty Joosten. (Melbourne).

The perfect example of her multidisciplinary practice is a recent music video co-directed with Brisbane based technology artist and film-maker Jaymis Loveday for her song Can’t Keep Waiting. This video recently won awards for best music video at New York Film Awards, Los Angeles Film Awards and Top Shorts. It was also selected for Clipped Premieres in Sydney, won Best Concept at Clipped Music Video Awards and has been selected for Music Video of the Year at the Austria International Film Festival in November.

Born in Western Australia and raised on a tropical fruit farm in the North East Kimberley Tash found her first break supporting Australian music legends Wendy Matthews, James Blundell, Kate Cebrano and The Waifs. She soon farewelled the Wild North-West and has now settled in Launceston Tasmania as a full time practicing musician and visual artist.

Tash co-produced her debut album, Indi-folk gem ‘Waking Up’ (2010) with J.Walker (Machine Translations), Wally De Backer (Gotye) and Nick Huggins (Two Bright Lakes). She then focused her creative forces onto her visual arts practice completing a degree in Fine Arts majoring in video and installation at RMIT University.

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