Anthea 'Billie' Parsons is an emerging Australian artist who has just completed a Masters of Fine Arts degree, majoring in Sculpture, at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, USA.
Previous to this Billie completed her undergraduate degree with honors in Visual Art, at the Australian National University, Canberra. Australia, Prior to her studies, she developed a broad range of skills in construction and technical production during a 20 year career in the Australian theatre and film industry, working with some of the most innovative companies both locally and internationally.
Billie’s work is not bound by one particular medium or material, an intuitive maker employing practice led research, often playing with the detritis of societies margins. Billie's practice examines the forced overlay of colonialism on the first people of Australia, using materials that resonate with their own loaded narrative. using scale and recurring themes all bound by the use of a restrained palette.
The following pages show examples of work, from an initial foray into clay, through her years at ANU, where she developed her artistic practice, to her recent thesis at Texas Technical University, in Texas, USA.