2022 ARTIST BIOS | Dion Parker

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About Dion Parker

Dion parker is a multi award winning visual artist based on the Gold Coast. His work is often fun, sometimes cheeky. Dion enjoys working with a variety of mediums and often uses his character “Lil dusty” to express a wide variety of feelings and emotions.

2022 SWELL ARTWORK – Wild thing, Dion Parker

I loved “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak as a child and I fell in love with it all over again reading it to my son when he was young. I have replaced Max inside the wolf suit with my self portrait character “Lil Dusty”. I believe the imagination of children is one of the most beautiful things to exist and should be cherished and encouraged, it’s a feeling I use to this day to help me create.
Imagination can’t be constrained.


2022 INDUSTRIAL SWELL ARTWORK – Harry the Huggable Bear

Harry the huggable bear is a larger than life memory of a childhood companion and toy. A reminder of simple times when imagination could take you anywhere.


Instagram: @holyshititsdion

Website: Www.dionparker.com.au

Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 9-18 September.