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PARKER (AU)

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Tash Parker is a visual artist, songwriter and musician based in Launceston, Tasmania.

She holds a degree in Fine Arts majoring in video and installation at RMIT (Melbourne).

Born in Western Australia and raised on a tropical fruit farm in the North East Kimberley Tash co-produced her debut album, Indi-folk gem Waking Up' (2010) with J.Walker (Machine Translations), Wally De Backer (Gotye) and Nick Huggins (Two Bright Lakes).

Tash performs in two other Australian based music projects; Folk Pop Indi band Runaway Belles with Emma Anglesey (Tasmania) and Acappella group Ladychoir (Melbourne).

The perfect example of her multidisciplinary practice is a music video co-directed with Brisbane based technology artist and film-maker Jaymis Loveday for her song Can't Keep Waiting released in 2019. This video won awards for best music video at New York Film Awards, Los Angeles Film Awards, Top Shorts and the Melbourne Short Film Festival. It was also selected for Clipped Premieres in Sydney and won Best Concept at Clipped Music Video Awards in 2019.

 

In January 2020 PARKER released her third single Become The Fool, accompanied by a music video made by Hans Van Vliet in Unity (the game engine). Become The Fool recently won Best Music Video at the NY Film Awards, LA Film Awards and Top Shorts. PARKER is shortlisted for the Women's Art Prize Tasmania 2020 and recipient of The Denis Diderot A-i-R] Grant funding a songwriting residency in Orquevaux, France 2020.