Andy Parsons’ practice combines working in community contexts with making drawing, sculpture and painting. Projects have focused on people and places, and on activities where people work together and help each other. He has worked in a Community Care setting for older people, Mental Health Inpatients, and a community boatbuilding project in the Sligo docks.
Parsons has recently completed two major projects; ‘Conversations in Portrait’ a virtual portrait project with older people across Ireland, and a two year residency at Sligo University Hospital for The Model Home of The Niland Collection, which culminated in a major solo exhibition at The Model in Autumn 2021 entitled ‘Patience’.
In Autumn 2023 he exhibited a set of five large scale paintings at the Dock in Carrick on Shannon based on ideas around dance.
Andy Parsons has received several significant awards, including the Pollock Krasner Foundation Award. He has exhibited in exhibitions internationally, with solo shows in London and Tokyo.