Painter, printmaker, draughtsman, teacher and handmade paper artist, born in Wonthaggi, Victoria, Australia. After studying in Melbourne, from 1961 she spent almost a decade teaching and travelling in Australia, Europe and Asia. In 1974 she graduated in printmaking at Glasgow School of Art, completing a postgraduate year in textiles. During this period she was a founder-member of Glasgow Print Studio. Parry worked in Poland in 1975 on a Cargill Scholarship and a Glasgow Lady Artists’ Club Award took her to Japan in 1988. Meanwhile, she had become interested in the making of paper, studying the techniques at Barcelona Paper Workshop. So skilled did she become that during the period 1981–5 she was put in charge of the papermaking department of Glasgow School of Art; she had a show of related works at Compass Gallery in 1984; and two years later she opened her own papermaking workshop.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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