LAURA PARKE



Designer and Educator. My work focuses on collaborative projects, editorial design and experimental film.



Exhibtions / Talks
2021
Ride Your Pony 4, Abingdon Studios, Blackpool.
Communities of Practie, ERL, School of Art, Liverpool.
Into the Void, GDEN, online. 
In Tandem with Kochi Kochi, online.
Evening Talks, BHSAD, Moscow.

2020
I don’t Love Soccer, but my sister does, Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival.
Ride Your Pony 3, Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival.

2019
Bound Art Book Fair, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester.
Ride Your Pony 3, Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival.
SUES pt 2, Shanghai University of Engineering Science. SUES pt 1, School of Art, Liverpool.

2018
Ride Your Pony 2, Liverpool Independants Biennial.

I Don’t Love Soccer Art of Football, Camp & Furnace, Liverpool.

Of Rights & Resistance, International Slavery Museum, Liverpool.

Ride your Pony 1, School of Art, Liverpool.

2017
Ride your Pony 1, Islington Mill, Salford.

#collecting_collecting, School of Art, Liverpool. 

Keen for Ken, Grizedale Forest, Lake District.
Molecular, School of Art, Liverpool.



Teaching
University of the West of England.
Liverpool John Moores University.

British Higher School of Art & Design, Moscow.

Southampton Solent University.

Weston University Centre.



Links
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I DON’T LOVE SOCCER






May, 2019
Language: British Sign Language
Exhibited as part of idon’tlovesoccer.co.uk

DIRECTOR AND EDITOR
In response to the essay  “The World Cup and Its Pomps” written in 1978 by the Italian semiotician, intellectual and writer, Umberto Eco, this documentary explores the importance of football for individuals who are socially isolated. It's easy to have a negative opinion on something that you don't feel part of, so I interviewed my sister who is profoundly deaf and disabled to find out why she loves it. Football is a part of her life which is consistent and helps her overcome any barriers that she finds in her day to day life. Being a football fan enables her to be part of a community that is open to everyone, regardless of ability, language, education or wealth.

Exhibited at Camp and Furnace in 2019 as part of The Art of Football pop up event and included the works of Jonathan Barnbrook, Jimmy Turrell, Patrick Thomas and Genevieve Gauckler.

Selected for the Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival 2020.
Printed in Someone Somewhere, Document Your Culture by Studio Editions, 2020.