Tula is an artist, illustrator and yoga teacher based in Brighton, UK.
Drawing and yoga are part of Tula's daily life and her recent artworks bring the two together with a project called 'The Art of Yoga.' Its a set of watercolour silhouettes and continuous line drawings that capture the form of a yoga posture, and a moment of stillness. Tula often works with watercolours, as they have their own life force, move in unexpected ways and help convey movement, transition and suggestion. Her line drawings are an exploration of how far you can take a single line, and often her drawings are a single line that move across the page to illustrate multiple forms.
Film, music and stories are often a starting point for her work, and in 2006 Tula and Anna Weatherston made a short film; 'Beach Jam.' It was shortlisted and shown at The Tate Britain as part of the Single Shot showcase (a UK Arts Council and Film Council collaboration). This film was shown as part of the 'Experimental Motion,' exhibition at The Brighton Museum 2016/7, which showcased experimental Brighton filmmakers from 1896 to the present day.
2017 - The Art of Yoga - Yoga in the Lanes Gallery, Brighton
2016/17 - Experimental Motion - Brighton Museum
2016 - The Art of Yoga - LANO Yoga, Chichester
2014 - LoveLila - YitL Gallery, Brighton
2009 - White Noise Film Festival - Brighton
2007 - Single Shot UK and International Tour
2008 - Life Drawing group exhibition at Sussex Arts Club
2006 - Single Shot Showcase at Tate Britain - Beach Jam
1998 - Drawings from Tanzania - Fringe Festival Brighton.
'Beach Jam' by Tula Parker and Anna Weatherston
A sample-heavy funk track provides the revving and screeching sound effects for a toy car as it is 'driven' along a stretch of sea wall, from the metropolis of a show-shaker along the 'Weekend' tail back of traffic, before arriving , in the wheel tracks of Thelma and Louise, at the breaking surf.
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