/ / Artist Bios 2020

Multidisciplinary visual artist.
Previous sculptures have been created from materials such as, timber, steel, bronze, recycled materials, resin, fibreglass and barbed wire. I like to create works with simple messages that capture the beauty of life and this world in some way and also enjoy adding a touch of humour here and there.
Sculptures in public and private collections around Australia and overseas.

2019 finalist North Sydney Art Prize
2019 finalist Kingaroy Art Prize
2018 SWELL Sculpture Major Prize Winner.
2015-present creator of Gold Coast music awards sculptural trophies
2012 Jennie Neumann emerging artist award
2011 SWELL Smalls people’s choice award

Get to know more about Dion Parker here

2020 SWELL ARTWORK – Ohhh Snap., Dion Parker

To me the butterfly symbolises beauty and fragility.
The mouse trap represents something man made capable of doing great damage.

SWELL Kids Artist Statement – Ohhh Snap., Dion Parker

The trap could represent humans. The butterfly, nature. The butterfly is too light to make the trap go off. But if we as humans don’t look after our world, the trap will go off and the butterfly will get squished.

Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 11-20 September.