CV & Bio

Judi’s art practice records a personal visual diary.  An eclectic collection portraying a her experiences, garden, home, and travels. A patchwork of colourful experiences created through paintings, mixed media, movies, photography, books and Artist’s books.

Throughout her career Judi has also used her art and photography to address social issues, such as racial discrimination, domestic violence and child abuse, and health care (for example: Art for Alzheimer’s Awareness).


2007 Master of Arts with Second Class Honours
Division A in Visual Art
2006 Griffith Award for Academic Excellence 2005
Griffith University Queensland

Master of Arts in Visual Art [Photography]
Queensland College of Art Griffith University, South Bank
2003 Bachelor of Arts [Psychology]
University of New England, Armidale, NSW.
1994 Bachelor of Visual Arts in Fine Art [Intermedia Studies]
Queensland College of Art Griffith University Morningside


2015 Certificate – How to Plan and Manage Arts Projects – Flying Arts
2013 Certificate - Art and Alzheimer’s – National Gallery of Australia, Gympie Regional Gallery
1994 Certificate - Introduction to Art Therapy, University of Queensland


1982 - 83 Watercolours - Tutor - David Taylor, Victorian Artists’ Society
Cartooning studies - Stott’s Correspondence College
1978 - 79 Life Portraiture Sketching - Senaca College, Toronto, Canada
Water Colour Demonstration: Lloyd Peters - Tecumseth Gallery, Tottenham, Canada
Pen & Ink Demonstration: Ron Wilson - Tecumseth Gallery, Tottenham, Canada
1973 – 78 Oil Painting - Tutor: Nola Seidel - Plympton School of Art, Adelaide
MEMBER: Flying Arts Alliance Inc
Arts Connect Inc.
Queensland College of Art Griffith University Alumni
ABN 19 840 799 598

Artworks for Public Display

2017 Manna Gum (watercolour Illustrations) Bourke Street Memorial booklet. Selected for website banner, Memorial Service banners, and bronze plaque Parliament Gardens.
2017 Mistletoe Wreath (watercolour illustration) large and small decals at 28 sites to promote the introduction of Creeping Mistletoe to support wildlife in the City of Melbourne.
2017 Maggie and the Goat (8 watercolour illustrations) - Captain Cook’s Cottage Children’s Activities Booklet, Melbourne, Victoria.
2013 Cyrene’s Taste Test (acrylic) – purchased by Maleny Cheese
Artist Book, Jurassic Peli (1993 - historical information of the pelican) Purchased by State Library of Victoria, Rare Printed Collections – photo-montage
Artist Book, Perplexity (1993 - environmental hazards of the Gold Coast Pelican) Purchased by State Library Qld, The James Hardie Collection –photo-montage

Exhibitions of Artworks

2021 Semi-Finalist - Queensland Regional Art Awards - Flying Arts Alliance Inc. October 2021
Finalist - Local Artists - Local Content Art Prize
Caloundra Regional Gallery Sunshine Coast
Exhibition dates: 19 March to 2 May 2021.
2020 Exhibitor - Botanica - Arts Connect Inc Member Exhibition
Mary Cairncross Reserve, Maleny
6 Nov @ 10:00 am - 23 Nov @ 3:30 pm
Promotion Image - Cyanotype by Judi Parkinson - Gossamer Dancing on a Summer Breeze
Entrant - Bluethumb Art Prize 2020
Entrant - Sunshine Coast Art Prize
2018 Arts Connect Inc., Pop-Up Exhibition
1-15 October and 1 - 14 November 2018
Belvedere, 6/184 main Street Montville, Qld 4560
January 25th - March – In the Still of a Moment - Solo Exhibition,
Sarah’s Unplugged, Maleny
February to April: Exhibitor – UNTETHERED, Arts Connect Inc. Group Exhibition, The Butter Factory, Cooroy.
2017 Solo Exhibitor – Wall Display, Maleny Library
TREES - Oil paintings on stretched linen. Local landscapes.
Solo Exhibitor – Cabinet Display, Maleny Library
Open Studios Participant – ACI Open Studios Monthly Program and Special Spring Event Open Studios, Sunshine Coast Hinterland
2016 Exhibitor – Group Exhibition - 12x12x12 - Vianta Arts, Beerwah
Exhibitor – ACI Group Exhibition – Our Mountain Home
The Hub, Caboulture Regional Gallery
Exhibitor – ACI Group Exhibition – Our Mountain Home
The Arts & Ecology Centre, Maroochy Botanical Gardens
Exhibitor – ACI Group Exhibition – Connected
The Butter Factory, Cooroy Regional Gallery
Open Studios Participant – Arts Connect Inc Open Studios Monthly Program
2015 Participating Exhibitor – Arts Connect Inc. at Maleny Library
2014 Participating Exhibitor – Arts Connect Inc. Open Studios
September - Blackall Range, Sunshine Coast
Participating Artist ~ Sunday Drive Exhibition ~ (SDOS)
Sunday 2nd March 2014 - Caloundra Regional Gallery
Exhibitor & Speaker – Group Exhibition - Participating Artists SDOS
Arts Connect Inc., Caloundra Regional Gallery
2005-13 Participating Exhibitor – Arts Connect Inc Open Studios
September - Blackall Range, Sunshine Coast
Finalist - Sunshine Coast Real Food Festival, Art Competition
September 2013, Tree Frog Gallery, Maleny
Exhibitor - Fashion, Music & Art
The Tree Frog Gallery, Maleny
2012 Exhibitor - The Forest Floor Revisited, Arts Connect Inc. Group Exhibition
2012-14 Exhibitor – Tree Frog Gallery, Maleny (Gallery Closed 2014)
2011 Selected Exhibitor: Moreton Bay Regional Gallery National Art Prize
Entrant: Archibald Prize
Exhibitor by Invitation: SNAP November 2010 Pine Rivers Regional Gallery
Videography – First Take
2010 Selected Exhibitor: Moreton Bay Regional Art Awards
2009-10 Exhibitor: MALENYartworks ~ Gallery, Maleny (Gallery closed 2010)
2009 Finalist: Moreton Bay Regional Gallery National Art Prize (Photography)
2007 Selected Exhibitor: Noosa Regional Library International Artist Book Award
Selected Exhibitor: Queensland Villages Art Prize, Oil painting
Selected Exhibitor: RNA EKKA: painting and photography
2006 Joint Exhibition: Rinaldi Gallery, Brunswick, Victoria
Selected Exhibitor, 23rd McGregor Prize for Photography
University of Southern Queensland
Selected Exhibitor: Pine Rivers Regional Art Exhibition
2005 Exhibitor: My Gallery, Fine Art, Sorrento, Qld
Rinaldi Gallery, Brunswick, Victoria
Art Requirements Art Space, Wooloowin, Qld
Queensland College of Art, Griffith University Alumni Exhibition
Postgraduates Exhibition Qld College of Art Griffith University
Tutors’ Exhibition, Art Requirements Art Space, Wooloowin, Qld
2004 Illustrator: Animal Liberation Society Qld Christmas & Thank You Cards
1995 Solo Exhibition - Pelican Perspective
The Artist's Studio - Hollywell, Gold Coast
1987 Joint Exhibition – Phyll Green Art Gallery, Paradise Point, Qld.
1981 - 1986 Regular Exhibitor: Glenroy Art Group, Victoria
Local Art Exhibitions
Recipient of numerous awards

Art for Alzheimer's Awareness

Pine Rivers Regional Gallery
Window Installations – Solo Exhibition

2015  Whispers from My Soul
2014  Baby Boomer
2012  Yesterday’s Room
2011  VoVo

Professional Experience

2007 Current
Producer ~ Share-Time Pictures - therapeutic images for the care industry
2017 Shortlisted for Artist in Residence 2018 – Brisbane Botanical Gardens, Mt Cooth-tha
Coordinator Arts Connect Inc. Monthly Open Studios Program Aug 2016-17
Editor, Open Studios Monthly Newsletter - Aug 2016-17
2016 Speaker – Maleny Commerce Breakfast meeting for ACI - SOTE
Speaker – Artists Speak Out – Joint Photography forum with Steve Parish, Maleny
Editor, ACI Monthly Newsletter - Aug 2015-16
ACI Vice President and Acting President
2015 & 2016 Author, article USA ~ Reminiscence Books to Help People with Alzheimer’s Alzheimer’
2014 Photographer & Videographer - Sculpture on the Edge Exhibition - Digital Documentation commissioned by Arts Connect Inc. and supported by a grant from the Regional Arts Development Fund, Arts Queensland
2010 Speaker – SNAP Exhibition, Photographers Forum Pine Rivers Regional Gallery
Author ~ The Creation of Non-verbal Communication Tools to Assist People with Alzheimer’s disease, Signpost Journal Practice Development Unit
Shortlisted artist ~ Mount Isa Hospital Public Art Project
2009 Speaker - 4th International Convention for Arts, Ageing and Creativity, (The Society for the Arts in Dementia Care), Adelaide, SA
Speaker - National Aged Care Nursing 2009 Convention, (Ausmed Publications) Brisbane.
2007 Joint Judge: Nundah Arts Festival, Painting and Photography
1991 - 95 Resident Artist and Tutor - Jabiru Gallery Sanctuary Cove
1987 - 2007 TUTOR: Variety media at Gold Coast Institute of TAFE; Phyl Green Gallery; Framed, Just for You; Jabiru Gallery Sanctuary Cove; Judi Parkinson
Shop/Studio Paradise Point; Art Requirements, Wooloowin, Qld, and personal studios on Gold Coast.
1979 - 1996 Freelance Commercial Artist – specialized in free-hand pen and ink sketches for advertising.
Clients included: Gas and Fuel Corporation of Victoria, Victorian Egg Farmers, Victorian Fishing Industry, Real Estate Agencies, wedding reception estates, and local businesses. Builders' perspective paintings (pen & wash) from architects' plans (houses & unit blocks), including several luxury homes for the 'Sovereign Islands' Prestige Estate, Gold Coast, Queensland.
1980 & 1986 Illustrator of 2 Series of 6 different properties in each collection.
Pen and Ink sketches for limited Edition Prints & Greeting Cards
Featured 12 historical landmarks in Essendon and Ascot Vale, Victoria
1981 - 1986 Member: Victorian Artists Society
Glenroy Art Group, Victoria