Siôn Parkinson

Siôn Parkinson is an artist based in Dundee, whose art combines singing, sculpture and performance to confront themes of humour, violence, love and bodily intimacy.

Siôn frequently collaborates with other artists, musicians and amateur groups, often appearing together in costume to invoke the voice of an animal, variously: a burning elephant, Out of the Cradle with Richard Whitby, 2015; a stuffed walrus, Organo Humano with Lawrence Lek, 2015; a seal who talks and vomits, Hey Human with Richard Whitby, 2016, and more recently an ancient, foul-smelling shark with worms attached to her eyes, Blind Love Bad Taste with Rhubaba Choir, 2016-18. Though trained as a sculptor, in recent years Siôn’s work has explored singing – specifically a cappella singing – and its material qualities.

Over a period of eight months, the Jerwood Bursary will support Siôn receive vocal training in falsetto singing.

Larva Elocution, Siôn Parkinson. Image: Siôn Parkinson