Tarn Parker

Tarn was born and nurtured on Wiradjuri Country in Wagga Wagga. She currently lives and creates on Yorta Yorta Country with her two children.
In 2014, Tarn joined Kaiela Arts and was taken under the wing of Gamilaraay artist Uncle Eric Brown.
A self-taught contemporary artist, Tarn enjoys painting, drawing and printmaking. Her artistry extends to larger canvases as well, with her hand bringing vibrant murals to life. Notable among these is a remarkable 12.5-meter “brain scan” mural, a kaleidoscope of colour and concept, which drew the attention of the ABC in a mini-documentary in 2021.
For Tarn, art has always been a vessel for expressing her ties to Country and family. Her pieces often carry heavy celestial vibes, undertones of feminism, politics, and tradition.
Tarn has collaborated with screen printing studio Spacecraft since 2018 where her designs made their way onto fabric for Design Roots 2. The momentum continued with Design Roots 3 – “Identity” in 2019, a selection that propelled her work to the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair and the Country to Couture Fashion Show. Her designs were featured in the NGV and Vogue Australia online.
Tarn also worked closely with other Kaiela artists to create “Yalka Lotjpa Nha”, a children’s Yorta Yorta language book.

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