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Jonathan Parsons is known for the diversity of his practice, which includes installation, sculpture, found objects, drawing, painting and fabrication. He was selected for the British Art Show 5 (2000) and was one of the youngest artists to be included in the notorious Sensation exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts (1997), which toured to Berlin and New York. He co-curated Seeing Round Corners for Turner Contemporary, Margate (2016), which attracted more than 150,000 visitors. Recent solo exhibitions include: New Paintings, New Art Projects, London (2014) and Zed’s Dead, Loewe Contemporary, London (2012). Recent group exhibitions include: Abstract Remix, New Art Projects, London (2017), The Order of Things, The Wilson, Cheltenham (2017), Imperfect Reverse, Camberwell Space Projects, London (2016), Mechanical Abstract, Turps Gallery, London (2016), Geographies, Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan (2015) and Mind the Map, London Transport Museum (2012).

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Sea Music in Residence


21 October 2017 – 7 January 2018


Poole Museum, Dorset


Sea Music in Residence celebrates the recent conservation of Anthony Caro's Sea Music sculpture and is the culmination of three artists' residencies. This exhibition showcases the work of Jonathan Parsons, Amy Bourbon and Becci Louise Fearnley who were each invited to respond to Sea Music, its location and the conservation project.


Jonathan Parsons, title page of 'sea music blue tide' (2017), limited edition artist's book 


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This solo exhibition presents a group of new works by Jonathan Parsons produced in situ during a research residency at the gallery. He has created test pieces derived from data relating to his current PhD studies at the University of Gloucestershire. On show are a suite of new modular and serial works that explore various methods of production and display, including object-based installations  and wall drawings of basic scribble forms, diagrams and combines.


There will be a viewing and discussion event, with the artist in conversation with Don Parker and Angus Pryor, on Thursday 30th November, 5.00-6.30pm.


Angus Pryor is Head of School of Art & Design at the University of Gloucestershire. Don Parker is Academic Course Leader of BA Graphic Design and Visual Communication, and Post-Graduate Research lead at the University of Gloucestershire


Installation view showing ‘Diagrams D1-D6’ and ‘Thirty-six Possible Combines (Rhoda Kellogg)’


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Scribbles, Diagrams + Combines


20 November – 6 December 2017


Hardwick Gallery, Cheltenham