2 - 8 October, 2020
Parallel Park’s Shift (2020) functions as a marker in time to reflect on the artist’s collaborative and personal relationship. Using cyclical movement and repetitive gestures Parallel Park explores moments of closeness, tension, absence and resistance. The work succeeds Outgrowth (2019), and through its opposing visual and audible landscape, signifies change.
Parallel Park is the collaborative art practice between artists Holly Bates and Tay Haggarty. The focus of the collaboration is concentrated on playfully exploring the external influences that impact queer sexuality and the intricacies of the artist’s relationship. The collaboration heavily employs play as process, which takes form through found objects, performance, video and installation. The engagement with play and spontaneity allows for both practices to weave into the making process, resulting in erotically and humorously charged works that contain a strong sense of duality.
The duo have worked collaboratively for six years, exhibiting works at various spaces nationally.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body