John Parkinson

I work as a fine artist creating work for public installation. My work in Cumbria includes “The Rum Clock” at The Rum Story, Whitehaven. The 2.5 meter high bronze “Border Riever” located on Scotland Road Carlisle, “Shoal” at the Aquarium Maryport, “Limited Edition” in the entrance of Cumbria Police Headquarters in Carlisle and “Treeio” for Low Meadows Community Housing Project in Carlisle.

I am co- curator of The Annual Upfront Open Exhibition celebrating its 18th. year in 2018.

My other passion is for puppetry and I work as the artistic director and co-founder of Upfront Puppet Theatre. Links to this can be found on the Upfront website.


Telephone: 017684 84538


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