Janette Parris – in Residence

2 December 2017 – 6 January 2018

anette Parris is a contemporary artist who uses everyday people as the basis for much of her work. She works across different media including: drawing, animation, and performance (musical and theatre). She creates strongly narrative work, often in the form of comic strips to capture the humorous essence of life, while reflecting a dry and self-effacing look at the world. Her work has been exhibited across the UK and in 2001 her anecdote series Bite Yer Tongue were selected to be exhibited in Century City at Tate Modern. In 2003, she was commissioned to produce a series of works for the ‘Art on the Underground’ programme by London Underground. In 2010, Parris’s animated video Talent was shown at Tate Britain’s Rude Britannia exhibition. In 2014 Parris was a Connect10 artist for Museums At Night 2014.

In 2014 her online comic Arch was exhibited in Comics Unmasked – the largest comic exhibition in the UK at the British Library. Parris was selected as lead artist for Deptford X, Deptford (2015), her street mural design ‘Peckham Promenade’, a public art commission was presented at Peckham Platform Gallery (2016), and she was one of 5 artists invited to create an online animation for Hayward Touring (2017).

The work can be viewed by appointment at 2 – 4 Highbury Station Road, Highbury Islington N1 1SB, London. C4RD is a Registered UK Charity 1123530, and would particularly like to acknowledge the support for this exhibition of the Dovehouse Trust.