Sally Parnis

Sally is a retired anesthetist who graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Art with Honours from Adelaide Central School of Art in 2009. Her artmaking practice is based on daily observational digital drawings produced using an iPad and drawing application, from which studio work is developed. With this process she combines traditional and new materials and techniques to create drawing, painting, lightbox, digital print and animation works.

Since 2006 she has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including Vista (2015) and Gleam (2014) at Hill Smith Gallery and Wild as the Wind (2014) at Adelaide Airport. Her work has been selected for several prize exhibitions including the Adelaide Parklands Prize (2016; Highly Commended 2014), the Emma Hack Art Prize (2016), the Fleurieu Water and Environment Prize, the Yorke Peninsula Cheetham Art Prize and the Doug Moran portrait prize (2006).

Parnis has undertaken three commissions, comprising a portrait of Dr Jeanette Linn, President Australian Medical Association SA (2011), the Exeter Hotel Commission (2007) and a portrait of The Most Reverend Philip Wilson, Archbishop of Adelaide for the Archdiocese of Adelaide (2005). She regularly runs digital drawing app workshops, and has been artist in residence at Saint Peters College and Saint Ignatius College. Her work has been collected privately and by organisations across Australia.

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