Allan Parker is a senior part-time lecturer on the MA and BA in Photography at the University of Westminster. He has a degree in Fine Art (1st) from The University of Reading and a PG Dip (Distinct) from Central Saint Martins. He has been a Visiting Lecturer at Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology (Bangalore, India) since 2004
In addition to his own artistic practice allanforresterparker.co.uk he also creates and designs photographic exhibitions and installations at independent and public galleries as well as producing commissioned video, photography and print design, including self published and commercially published books.
Collaborators have included The V&A, The National Theatre, The Museum of Childhood, The British Council, the London School of Contemporary Dance, Asia House, SOAS, UNISON, The Chekhov Foundation, The Cultural Centre of Belgrade, Green Cardamom and the University of Westminster, as well as Independent arts organisations and Artistic Directors such as Attakkalari Centre for Performing Arts (Bangalore) Akram Khan, Random, Henri Oguike, Bima and Russell Maliphant
Commissions, Collaborations and Curation
2017 (March) Curator – MATERIAL LIGHT at the Muziris Kochi Biennale, MILL HALL (Srishti Outpost) Kochi, Kerala, India
2016 (Nov) Curator – Reflect The Truth at the Chinese Media Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT
2015 (Dec) Keynote lecture – World Biennial of Student Photography – Academy of Novi Sad, Serbia
2015 (Nov) International Juror – World Student Biennial of Student Photography – Academy of Novi Sad, Serbia
2015 (July/Aug) Curator – MATERIAL LIGHT – at the THE CULTURAL CENTRE OF BELGRADE
2014/15 Artists Residency – SILVERTOWN Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology (India) sponsored by JSW Steelworks, India.
2013 Curator MATERIAL LIGHT – Exhibition at University of Westminster. (co-curator – Constanza Isaza Martinez)
2013 Westminster University Photography Department website
2012 Drawn from Life (film) (4:12) – Short film for Green Cardamom in association with Abbot Hall Gallery, Kendal.
2011 A Flash of Light (Exhibition Design) – The Dance Photography of Chris Nash at the V&A
2010 In The Milieu of Fatah Halepoto – (Book Design) One of Art Asia Pacific’s books of the year for 2010
2010 Love Your Libraries (film – 18 mins) – Film for UNISON library campaign
2010 Anwar Jalal Shemza (film – 2.46) – Short film about the Artist
2004 World in the East End Gallery – Museum of Childhood 3 short films, Play, Being an Eastender and Mary-Lyse’s Journey
2003 The National Theatre – On stage video projections for The Mentalist, Frozen, The Sanctuary
2002 The National Theatre – On stage video projections for The Powerbook
2002, 2004 Bangalore Biennial Festival of Dance and Digital Arts –Photography and Festival print design
2013 AETHER Mount Street Gallery, Mayfair (July)
2009 SOAS – The Brunei Gallery. Images of Asian performers taken by UK photographers.
2009 Biografica – exhibition of University of Westminster Alumni at the NCPA Mumbai, India
2008 Somewhere or other…ages ago – Lightboxes by Allan Parker photographs by Andre Pinkowski, The Whitecross Gallery, London
2007 Terrain Vague – Photographs by Allan Parker, Alessandra Chila, David Blackmore and Tania Coates, The Whitecross Gallery, London
2006 The Mela Pictures – 44 portraits at the Forum Gallery, Chennai. Talk at British Council Mumbai
2005 The Mela Pictures – 44 portraits at the V&A London
2005 The Motovun Film Stills Project – Photographic project at the Motovun film festival, Croatia
2004 The Museum of Childhood – SCHOOL, photo installation + 2 books
2004 The Schweppes Prize – Group Exhibition at The National Portrait Gallery
2003-2005 Invisible States – Photographs of British Asian Dancers Toured by the British Council. Bangalore, Chennai, Athens, Gera (Germany)
2001-2004 City Maps – Video Projection collaboration with Imlata Dance Co. Toured India Delhi, Trivananthapuram, Chennai, Cochin, Bangalore and the UK. The Place, Greenwich Dance Agency (London) provincial tour in the UK
2001 Here there and everywhere – Sound installation at the British Council Gallery, Delhi (British Technology week)
Agree, Disagree, Not Sure – Pure Land Press 2007
pic.london is a not-for-profit photo festival that is initiated, led and run by artists and photographers, launching its first edition this autumn.
It aspires to support emerging artists and engage the public in thinking about photography.
Fun, accessible, and intellectually inspiring.
1st Opening Thursday 26th October at Gallery SO
The Biennial and associated conference is in part organised by Mia Cuk – an Alumna of the MA Photographic Studies
Dear colleagues and students,
This is to inform you that the deadline for applying to the World Biennial of Student Photography has been extended.
The exhibition and conference is held in NOVI SAD Serbia […]
This exhibition seeks to explore the scope and scale of visual intrusion in our everyday lives through photographic and mixed media work from emerging artists.
We live in a society that has a CCTV camera on every street corner and a camera-phone in every pocket. Yet intrusion can be as overt as unwanted snapshots […]