Staff Directory: Dr David Parker
- Role: Senior Lecturer
- Area: Arts - Fine Art
- Telephone number: 01604 89 3054
- Email address: email@example.com
My painting can best be described as having a loosely and largely unconsciously based imaginative relationship with aspects of landscape - in particular, rock surfaces and their hallucinatory capacity to evoke dream states and imaginative other worlds.
I am fascinated by how liminal states of attention and awareness - states on the border between consciousness and unconsciousness - can open up a whole new visual territory, one that effectively re-instates the primacy of imagination.
In the process, I am attempting to form a bridge between consciousness and unconsciousness - meticulously structuring intuitive responses to random marks, lines and colours. Fundamental to this work is a commitment to the revealing power of imagination and a belief that, through imaginative processes, the individual transcends the illusion of appearances and accesses the trans-personal and archetypal.
For more detailed information on research publications and exhibitions plus examples of painting please visit my website at:
BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting and Drawing / BA (Hons) Fine Art
MA Fine Art / MA Arts and Health
- Jungian and Post Jungian Archetypal Psychology
- Art and Psychotherapy
- The nature of consciousness in creativity
- Symbol formation in non-verbal structures
- The mythopoeic imagination
- Outsider Art
Publications on NECTAR
- Parker, D. (2013) Outsider Art and Alchemy. In: Arya, R. (ed.) Contemplations of the Spiritual in Art. Oxford: Peter Lang Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften. pp. 97-110.
- Parker, D. (2013) Passage (detail). [Print]. Oxon: Routledge, Taylor & Francis.
- Parker, D. and Evans, M. (2012) Drawing and the unconscious: a practical workshop in imagination and free association. Workshop presented to: 4th International Joint Conference of the International Association for Jungian Studies (IAJS) and the International Association for Analytic Psychology (IAAP): Jung's Analytical Psychology in Conversation with a Changing World, University of Braga, Portugal, 18-21 July 2012.
- Parker, D. (2012) Painting as process: a Jungian approach to image and imagination as experiential practice in contemporary culture. Doctoral thesis. The University of Northampton.
- Parker, D., Bacon, J. and Evans, M. (2011) Enchantment: contemporary arts and depth experience. Panel Presentation presented to: Enchantment & Disenchantment: The Psyche in Transformation: Regional Conference of the International Association for Jungian Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK, 15-16 July 2011.
- Parker, D. (2011) Psyche in the Arts Research Network Symposium exhibition. Exhibit at: Psyche in the Arts Research Network Symposium. The University of Northampton, 24 September 2011. (Unpublished)
- Parker, D. and Evans, M. (2010) Art and otherness: an enquiry into the experience of the 'other' in painting. Conversations in the Field. 1(3), pp. 1-9.
- Parker, D. (2010) Skeletons in closets: outsider art, art brut and the a-cultural other - an enquiry into culture and psyche. Paper presented to: International Association of Jungian Studies (IAJS) and Jungian Society for Scholarly Studies (JSSS) International conference: On the Edge: Psyche in Ethics, the Arts and Nature : A Conference of Research in Jung and Analytical Psychology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 10-14 August 2010.
- Parker, D. (2010) Spirituality & trans-cultural phenomena: art, alchemy and the outsider. Paper presented to: Contemplations of the Spiritual in Contemporary Art, Liverpool Cathedral, Liverpool, 10-11 December 2010.
- Parker, D. (2009) Illness and Epiphany: An Awakening Spirit. Exhibit at: Illness and Epiphany: an Awakening Spirit. Avenue Gallery, University of Northampton, 21 September - 16 October 2009.
- Parker, D. (2009) Leon Martindale: illness and epiphany. Raw Vision. Winter 2009/2010(68)
- Parker, D. and Evans, M. (2009) Lost for words/lost in words: painting and the unspeakable unconscious. Paper presented to: 2nd International Conference of the International Association for Jungian Studies (IAJS) : Psyche, Power and Society, Cardiff University, 9 - 12 July 2009.
- Parker, D. (2009) The abstract unconscious in painting. Art and Psyche Online Journal. 2, pp. 1-17.
- Whittaker, R., Harrison Whittaker, R., Parker, D. and Evans, M. (2009) The vital image : interview with Michael Evans and David Parker. Jung Journal: Culture & Psyche. 3(3), pp. 87-115. 1934-2039.
- Parker, D. (2009) [No title]. Exhibit at: Exchange: Two Universities, Two Groups of Researchers, Two Exhibitions, Two Dialogues. The University of Plymouth & The University of Northampton, 18 November - 18 December 2009.
- Parker, D. (2008) On painting substance and psyche. In: Rowland, S. (ed.) Psyche and the Arts: Jungian Approaches to Music, Architecture, Literature, Painting and Film. London: Routledge. pp. 45-55.
- Evans, M. and Parker, D. (2008) The Abstract Unconscious. Exhibit at: The Abstract Unconscious. Avenue Gallery, The University of Northampton, 2008.
- Parker, D. (2008) The abstract unconscious in painting. Paper presented to: Art and Psyche: Reflections on Image, C G Jung Institute, San Francisco, California, 1-4 May 2008.
- Parker, D. (2008) ‘Eye of Faith’ (Detail), cover image in: ‘Psyche and the Arts’ : Jungian Approaches to Music, Architecture, Literature, Painting and Film. (Ed. Rowland. S.) ISBN10 - 0415438365, ISBN13 – 978-0415438360 London, Routledge, 2008. [Book]. London: Routledge.
- Parker, D. (2007) Insider/outsider: exploring boundaries between mainstream and marginal arts. Invited Presentation presented to: Art Talks, Rugby Museum and Art Gallery, Rugby, 24 May 2007. Also presented at: Milton Keynes Gallery, May 2007
- Evans, M. and Parker, D. (2007) The Abstract Unconscious. Gallery 103, North East Wales Institute of Higher Education, Wrexham, 29 October - 15 November 2007.
- Parker, D. (2006) Recollections. Exhibit at: ReCollection. Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, 28 March - 25 June 2006.
- Parker, D. (2004) Outsider Art: a brief account. Asylum. 14(1), pp. 5-7. 0955-2030.
On Painting Substance and Psyche book chapter in: Psyche and the Arts: Psyche and the Arts: Jungian Approaches to Music, Architecture, Literature, Painting and Film (Ed. Rowland. S.) pp. 45 - 55, ISBN10 - 0415438365, ISBN13 - 978-0415438360 London , Routledge, 2008
Roy Wenzel: Works on Paper ( Zwolle , Netherlands : Stadshof Museum , 2000). C. Rhodes; Ans van Berkum; D. Parker; 25 pages, full colour. ISBN 90-752 84-31-4
The Stuff of Life: The Life of Stuff : the Material Imagination, Essay in: Roy Wenzel - A Psychological Perspective". In Roy Wenzel: Works on Paper ( Zwolle , Netherlands : Stadshof Museum , 2000). pp 23-42. ISBN 90-75284-31-4
Illness and Epiphany: an awakening spirit essay published in Raw Vision the International Journal of Outsider and Visionary Art on the Outsider Artist Leon Martindale, issue no. 68 pgs 46-48 December 2009. ISSN 0955-1182
Illness and Epiphany: An Awakening Spirit - Critically curated exhibition of Outsider Artist Leon Martindale, the University of Northampton Gallery, 21 Sept - 16 Oct 2009
The Vital Image, Parker D and Evans M. Interview transcript published in The University of California Press Jung Journal 'Culture & Psyche' Summer 2009, Vol. 3, No. 3, Pages 87-115. ISSN 1934-2039 E-ISSN 1934-2047. http://caliber.ucpress.net/doi/abs/10.1525/jung.2009.3.3.87
The Abstract Unconscious in Painting essay in: The Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism (A.R.A.S.) Art & Psyche journal 2009 issue no. 2. published on line for the San Francisco Jung Institute extended education programme and available at: http://aras.org/artandpsyche.aspx
Eye of Faith (Detail) cover image in: Psyche and the Arts: Psyche and the Arts: Jungian Approaches to Music, Architecture, Literature, Painting and Film (Ed. Rowland. S.) pp. 45 - 55, ISBN10 - 0415438365, ISBN13 - 978-0415438360 London , Routledge, 2008
Outsider Art: A brief account - Article published in 'Asylum' the journal for democratic psychiatry, volume 14 number 1, United Kingdom , ISSN 0955-2030, Spring 2004
Spirituality and Trans-Cultural Phenomena : Art, Alchemy and the Outsider Presentation for the Conference theme : Contemplations of the Spiritual in Contemporary Art - Liverpool Cathedral, Liverpool, UK 10,11 December 2010
Skeletons in Closets: Outsider Art, Art Brut and the A-Cultural Other An Enquiry into culture and psyche. Presentation for the conference theme: On the Edge: Psyche in Ethics, the Arts and Nature - Joint IAJS & JSSS Conference, Cornell University , Ithaca , NY , USA 10 - 14 August, 2010
- "Lost for Words/Lost in Words: Painting and the Unspeakable Unconscious" Joint presentation (with Michael Evans) for the conference theme: "Psyche Power and Society" presented at the annual conference of The International Association for Jungian Studies (IAJS) Cardiff University U.K. 9-12 July 2009
- The Abstract Unconscious in Painting - joint plenary presentation for the conference: Psyche and Image: reflections on Image, The San Francisco Jung Institute Extended Education Programme, May 1-4 2008
- On Painting Substance and Psyche - presented at the session: Image in Music, Art and Literature: The International Association for Jungian Studies (IAJS) 6 - 9 July 2006, The University of Greenwich, London, UK
- Art Beyond Art: Visionary Experience and Altered States of Consciousness in the Revelations of the Artist Outsider - presented at the session: New Directions in the Study of Art and Religion: The Case of Self-Taught/Outsider/Vernacular Art, Annual Conference of the American Academy of Religion, Atlanta Georgia USA November 21-25 2003
- Inside Outsider Art - presented at the Annual College Arts Association (CAA) Conference session: "Inclusive Strategies for a Fugitive Practice": Futures for Contemporary Self-Taught Artists and Outsider Art: American Folk Art Museum, 45 West 53rd Street, New York, USA - 22 February 2003
- Outsider Art and the Cultural Domain - presented at The End of Outsider Art? Edinburgh College of Art 23-26 November 2000
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