By Tay Haggarty + Holly Bates

Presented by Metro Arts in association with Museum of Brisbane

A never before seen video work by Tay Haggarty and Holly Bates.

Parallel Park (Tay Haggarty and Holly Bates) will present a new video work continuing their ongoing interest in queer formations of intimacy, collaboration and community, at the intersection of artistic process. Combining interviews, reconstructed memories and formal experimentation, the work places water, and its slippery flows, its spills and its quotidian beauty, at its metaphorical centre.


Metro Arts, West End


8 – 30 May, 2021

Sat, 8 May 10am-6pm
Tue 11 May – Sat 15, 10am-4pm
Sun, 16 May CLOSED
Tue 18 May – Sat 22 May 10am-10pm
Sun, 23 May CLOSED
Tue 25 May – Sat 29 May 10am-10pm
Sun 30 May 10am-7pm

Image: Parallel Park, ambit, 2021. Video Still.


Parallel Park is the collaborative art practice between artists Holly Bates and Tay Haggarty. The focus of the collaboration is concentrated on playfully exploring the external influences that impact queerness and the intricacies of the artist’s relationship. The collaboration heavily employs play as process, which takes form through performance, video and installation. The engagement with play and spontaneity allows for both practices to weave into the making process, resulting in erotically and humorously charged works that contain a strong sense of duality.

The duo have worked collaboratively for six years, exhibiting works at various spaces nationally such as UNSW (Sydney), Metro Arts (Brisbane), FELT Space (Adelaide), BUS Projects (Melbourne) and Hobiennalle (Hobart).


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