Retrospective: Justin Parker Local Art Exhibition


2023 December Saturdy 9 and Sunday 10, 10am to 5.00pm

Opening Friday 8 December 2023 6.00 – 9.00pm All welcome

“My favourite spot is where I meet people drawn together by a common desire – artists in glass, sculptors, painters”

Justin studied at the Julian Ashton, Dattilo Rubbo and Bisietta Art Schools and the Teachers’ College. From there he went on to teach art in many schools, ending up as Sydney Boys High School’s Art Master.

Justin was a member of the One+2 artists’ studios in Lilyfield for 15 years.

Justin was dedicated to his art, exploring different styles. He was a master at watercolour, painting with a proficiency that showed his understanding of the intricacies of that difficult medium. His skill in drawing was evident in his large scaled architectural paintings and drawings as well as in quirky sketches of laneways – characters mulling around, a crooked clothesline, a dog poised – perfect portrayals of life in the inner west. Despite his skill, he was humble, needing encouragement to hang a work in our annual open studio exhibition.

He was a winner of the Glebe Art Show, and his painting is hanging, much to his amusement, in the mayor’s office.