Silas Parry is a painter, poet and scriptwriter from Scotland. Despite a diverse approach, common threads of understanding present themselves, and each new body of work feeds back into other areas. Every perspective contributes to an overall effort to reflect the world and build an enduring narrative that allows him to interpret his surroundings. This narrative is a continually evolving, multi-faceted personal history that runs alongside (affecting, and being affected by) his life.
What's That Noise? - February 2005 - collaborative painting and writing - Where The Monkey Sleeps, Glasgow
S.S.S.S - November 2009 - painting and illustration, group show - The CammyLeon Gallery, Glasgow
London Mayor's Thames Festival - May 2010 - kinetic sound installation - The Southbank Centre, London
Divus - November 2011 - painting, installation and performance, collective show - Divus publishing Gallery, Prague
MMX - March 2012 - collaborative painting, group show - MMX Gallery Berlin
FutureSonic - May 2012 - Kinetic sound installation - Victoria Baths, Manchester
Fokus Festival - September 2012 - Mural Arts Festival - Görlitz
MMX - September 2012 - collaborative painting for group show - MMX Gallery, Berlin
Autonomous Rooms - November 2012 - Installation and collaborative performance - FOOD ZMF, Berlin
Paintings from Berlin - January 2013 - Painting - Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh
POETRY PUBLICATION CV
- Type Poetry Review, issue 1
- Type Poetry Review, issue 2
- Type Poetry Review, issue 3
- Phat’itude NY Literary magazine, Multiculturalism: in search of a new perspective, vol 2, no 1
- Other Poetry, series 4. no 3
- ‘Submarine’ published in Anemone Sidecar
- Phat’itude NY Literary Magazine, Ekphrasis: a conversation between artists and poets, Vol 2, No 3
SCREENWRITING AND FILM CV
Recipient of John Brabourne Award 2013
What You On About – Co-writer, Co-producer
A short improvised film about a group of young people in Leeds.
Chicken Shop Shakespeare – Co-Producer
A project of short, contemporary, urban Shakespeare excerpts. Featured of Royal Shakespeare Company’s ‘My Shakespeare’ website.
Group Leader – ‘Watch Out Spielberg’
Workshop leader for pan-European film-making project, in which groups from Turkey, Bulgaria, Malta, Germany and the United Kingdom collaborated on a ten day project about identity and filmmaking in Berlin.
Adikia – Wrting and Production
A five-minute Sci-fi produced for the 2.8 Days Later film competition.
Toby’s Hill – Co-Writer
Music Video for ‘Pengilleys’. Featured on Promonews.
TUTTI film shoot – Production Assistant
A shoot for CONNECTfilm, about National Youth Orchestra of Iraq, covering their performances at the Beethoven Music festival, in Bonn, Germany.
D’eteste – Co-Writer and Co-Producer
Music Video for ‘Verbal Contact’. Featured on promonews.
Just Be Good – Co-writer
Music Video for ‘I Swim With Sharks’. Featured on Promonews.
THE FALLEN TRAPEZE – Writer / Producer
25 min short drama set in a failing circus. Directed by Rob Blake. Nominated for RTS regional student award 2010. Conceived, wrote and helped produce for Brown Bread Films. Shot on location and studio in Leeds.
AIN’T GOT NO SOUL – Co-Producer
Music Video for David Thomas Broughton. Directed by Rob Blake, Screened at Leeds Film Festival 2010.