Miranda Parkes
In Miranda Parkes work, painting steps off the traditional flat canvas and becomes three-dimensional object. Best known for her scrunched canvases, she works across a range of substrates including canvas, paper, timber pallets, book pages, plastic tiles but never stretched flat canvas. Painting itself, rather than the surface on which it sits, has primacy and colour is foregrounded - often glorious fluro colours, golds and silvers.

Underpinning her surfaces is a play with depth, layering and two and three dimensionality to explore what abstract painting can be.

Parkes completed a her Master of Fine Arts from the at the University of Canterbury in 2008. She joined Bartley & Company Art in 2021 with an impressive pedigree: more than 20 solo exhibitions, over 50 group exhibitions and numerous awards and residencies including Frances Hodgkins Fellowship, the Olivia Spencer Bower Award, a Tylee Cottage artist residency and the William Hodges Fellowship.
sinner
2021
Miranda Parkes
acrylic, gold and bronze foil, varnish on canvas
1070 x 1100mm
sinner
2021
Miranda Parkes
acrylic, gold and bronze foil, varnish on canvas
1070 x 1100mm
Installation view 1
2019
Miranda Parkes
Installation view 1
2019
Miranda Parkes
hot mess
2019
Miranda Parkes
acrylic, gold and silver foil on found artwork
505 x 400 mm
hot mess
2019
Miranda Parkes
acrylic, gold and silver foil on found artwork
505 x 400 mm
new balance
2021
Miranda Parkes
acrylic, gold and silver foil, varnish on compressed wood pallet
1300 x 1100 x 150mm
new balance
2021
Miranda Parkes
acrylic, gold and silver foil, varnish on compressed wood pallet
1300 x 1100 x 150mm
zoomer
2021
Miranda Parkes
acrylic, gold and silver foil, varnish on compressed wood pallet
1300 x 1100 x 150mm
zoomer
2021
Miranda Parkes
acrylic, gold and silver foil, varnish on compressed wood pallet
1300 x 1100 x 150mm
time traveller
2019
Miranda Parkes
acrylic, gold and silver foil on stainless steel
375 x 255 mm
time traveller
2019
Miranda Parkes
acrylic, gold and silver foil on stainless steel
375 x 255 mm
day tripper
2019
Miranda Parkes
acrylic, gold and silver foil on stainless steel
375 x 255 mm
day tripper
2019
Miranda Parkes
acrylic, gold and silver foil on stainless steel
375 x 255 mm
bodice ripper
2019
Miranda Parkes
acrylic, gold and silver foil on stainless steel
375 x 255 mm
bodice ripper
2019
Miranda Parkes
acrylic, gold and silver foil on stainless steel
375 x 255 mm
all my christmases (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate

370 x 300 mm
all my christmases (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate

370 x 300 mm
Fete in a Park (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate

370 x 300 mm
Fete in a Park (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate

370 x 300 mm
FRENCH PAINTING (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate
370 x 300 mm
FRENCH PAINTING (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate
370 x 300 mm
RIOT (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate
370 x 300 mm
RIOT (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate
370 x 300 mm
Sunset in the Auvergne (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate
370 x 300 mm
Sunset in the Auvergne (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate
370 x 300 mm
swansong (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate
370 x 300 mm
swansong (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate
370 x 300 mm
The Box at the Theatre (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate
370 x 300 mm
The Box at the Theatre (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate
370 x 300 mm
quicksilver
2019
Miranda Parkes
gold and silver foil on Perspex
1100 x 1300 mm
quicksilver
2019
Miranda Parkes
gold and silver foil on Perspex
1100 x 1300 mm