Ti Parks (1939 – 2017) graduated from the Slade School in 1962. He moved to Australia in 1964 and became an important influence in the contemporary art world there. From the late 1970s until 2006 Ti became a close family friend of Elisabeth Frink and her son Lin Jammet and spent many weekends and holidays at Woolland. His time there was often spent drawing and working on drypoint etchings, that were all hand printed by him, and we are delighted to bring these incredible works to a new audience.
“It was very important for Ti to complete the whole process of printmaking himself; from the selection, cutting and preparing of the metal plate to the inking, wiping, pulling and final flattening of the finished print. It was a deliberate choice by the artist to work in this way having studied and admired the handmade prints of many 20th century artists often produced in their early years before they were in a position to use the commercial facilities of professional printer publishers.” Sue Parks
Ti Parks was the Australian representative at the Paris Biennale in 1973, the Sydney Biennale in 1976 and as an invited performance artist at the Venice Biennale in 2007. Since the 1960s he exhibited extensively in Australia, New Zealand, England and France. His work is in major museum collections throughout Australia as well as the collections of the Museum of Modern Art New York, the Tate Gallery London and museums and private collections around the world.