Peter Parr is acclaimed for his work in animation along with a distinguished international career as a designer for film, television, and theatre.
Studying as an illustrator, Parr was encouraged to apply to the Film and Television School at the Royal College of Art, developing there his fascination with staging and performance as a way to support his drawing. Employed after graduation as a junior assistant, Parr worked on animated film title sequences and TV adverts. It was here that he began to teach part time, starting his career in education.
Peter Parr is the founder of the BA (Hons) Animation Production Course at the Arts University Bournemouth, an internationally recognized course where he was Principal lecturer and course leader for many years. Peter has designed murals for London’s Royal Opera House and the Royal Shakespeare Company, subsequently going on world tours in productions of Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice’s renowned stage presentation of Evita and Harold Pinter’s The Doll’s Life. His work also appeared in the Hal Prince production of Lulu on Broadway.
Exhibits of his work have been held in many diverse locations including Madame Tussaud’s, London. His work is on permanent display at English Heritage and Yorkshire Television and his Figurative murals have been shown at the Diaspora Museum in Tel Aviv, Israel.