The Expanded Print @ Watt Space

  EXHIBITION The Expanded Print curated by Ellen Starrett and Danielle Minett 02 March  – 20 March 2016  |  Watt Space Gallery OFFICIAL OPENING: March 3rd from 6:30pm THE EXPANDED PRINT is an art exhibition celebrating artist books, photo books, zines and print works. The Expanded Print exhibition pushes the boundaries of the modern zines, artist and photo books into an expanded form and opens up a range of possibilities for photography and print medium. The exhibition is running at Watt Space Gallery from March 2 – 20. The Book Fair (March 12th 11am-5pm) will be an opportunity to experience…

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Conditional @ Acrux Art Gallery

EXHIBITIONConditionalNew work by Caelli Jo Brooker, Alison Smith and Ahn WellsThursday 02 November – Saturday 24 November 2017 |  Acrux Art GalleryOFFICIAL OPENING: Saturday 04 November, from 4pmIn Conditional, Caelli Jo Brooker, Alison Smith and Ahn Wells are drawn together for a second time as a trio, to share their most recent work, and explore conditions of making and creative practice. In this way, Conditional takes for its inspiration the unique and overlapping conditions of their lives, professions and practices.The process of exhibiting collectively, and the curious connections made across three distinctly different creative practices, have surprised and inspired each artist.Navigating the connections…

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Turning Over @ Art Systems Wickham

EXHIBITIONTurning OverCaelli Jo Brooker, Alison Smith and Ahn WellsFriday 18 November – Sunday 27 November 2016  |  Art Systems WickhamOFFICIAL OPENING: Saturday 19 November, from 3pmTurning Over features new work by three Newcastle based artists Caelli Jo Brooker, Alison Smith and Ahn Wells, whose recent explorations into sculpture, photo media and painting have prompted the group to exhibit together. The exhibition’s title references multiple thematic aspects of the work for exhibition through evoking the turn from day to night, and from two to three dimensions, as well as the shift towards spherical structures, diurnal cycles and expanded scales of focus. Turning Over also represents the amount of both calendar…

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Technê: Crafting Technology @ The University Gallery

EXHIBITIONTechnê: Crafting TechnologyWednesday 24 August  – Saturday 03 September 2016  |  The University GalleryOFFICIAL OPENING: Professor Mario Minichiello will launch the exhibition on Thursday 25 AUGUST from 5:30pmTechnê refers to art, craft, and skill,and the means by which a thing is made or gained –a process of making and thinking.Technê: crafting technology presents work by women who engage with technology in their creative practice. These makers, artists, designers and writers explore the unique outcomes and combinations that arise through the layering of art and design.Image: Simone O’Callaghan, Bathtime, cyanotype, 2011The University Gallery is open Wednesday to Friday 10am - 5pm,Saturday 12pm - 4pm, or by appointment.For enquiries please…

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Pagination: the book as object

EXHIBITIONPagination: The Book as Object & The Australian Book Design AwardsWednesday 30 March  – Saturday 30 April 2016  |  The University GalleryOFFICIAL OPENING: University Librarian, Gregory Anderson will launch the exhibitions on FRIDAY 1 APRIL from 5:30pmPAGINATION & AUSTRALIAN BOOK DESIGN AWARDSCelebrate the book as an engaging vehicle for artistic imagination as well as excellence in Australian book design over the past year. Join us at the University Gallery for the launch of two exhibitions, Pagination: the Book as Object and the 2015 Australian Book Design Awards.The work of local, national and international makers concerned with the book as a creative medium…

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The Expanded Print @ Watt Space

EXHIBITIONThe Expanded Printcurated by Ellen Starrett and Danielle Minett02 March  – 20 March 2016  |  Watt Space GalleryOFFICIAL OPENING: March 3rd from 6:30pmTHE EXPANDED PRINT is an art exhibition celebrating artist books, photo books, zines and print works.The Expanded Print exhibition pushes the boundaries of the modern zines, artist and photo books into an expanded form and opens up a range of possibilities for photography and print medium. The exhibition is running at Watt Space Gallery from March 2 – 20.The Book Fair (March 12th 11am-5pm) will be an opportunity to experience a display of student works along side practicing…

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Not Just Collage @ Gallery 139

EXHIBITIONNot Just CollageWednesday 03 February – Saturday 20 February 2016  |  Gallery 139OFFICIAL OPENING: Saturday 6 February, 2-4pmA gallery curated exhibition exploring the art form created by the simple act of cutting and glueing things together and onto a surface to make an artwork. It first became recognised as a form of artistic expression during the Synthetic Cubism period. Think Picasso and Braque. Collage became an important tool for the Dadaists and throughout Surrealism and eventually found a forefather in the art of Kurt Schwitters. This exhibition celebrates the wonderfully liberating use of mixed media used by the exhibiting artists…

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Thinking/Making: Does making help creative thinking?

EXHIBITIONThinking/Making: Does making help creative thinking? 05 December 2015 – 05 February 2016  |  Curious Projects, Eastbourne, UKAn exhibition of 27 selected artists’ maquettes and models exploring thinking through making.Curious Gallery Winter 2015-16 showRather than showing finished work, this was an exhibition of three-dimensional ‘sketches’, models and maquettes, made as part of the artists’ creative thinking process – either a kind of ‘making’ used purely as a thinking tool and/or as an aid to making actual work.Curious Projects received over 100 entries in response to their 'call for artists' to submit their maquettes and models. The result is a selection of 27 pieces that shows…

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Making It Known @ Curve gallery

EXHIBITIONMaking It KnownFriday 13 November – Sunday 21 November 2015   |  Curve GalleryOFFICIAL OPENING: Friday 13 November from 6pmA Visual Communication Design Research ExhibitionWE SIT INSIDE AN INSTITUTION THAT, REGARDLESS OF ITS AGE, DRAWS ON THE RICH HISTORY OF THE ACADEMY AND ALL THAT IT REPRESENTS. THE ACADEMY, BROADLY SPEAKING, HAS A LEARNING HISTORY OF CRITIQUING, WRITING, AND THINKING THINGS. THE LEARNING HISTORIES OF OUR SPECIFIC DISCIPLINES HAVE BEEN BASED LARGELY IN A TRAINING AND MAKING LOGIC. OUR DISCIPLINES IMAGINE, DESIGN AND CREATE THINGS – BE IT IMAGES, OBJECTS, STORIES OR EXPERIENCES... THE LIST GOES ON.Our position within in…

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Copyright Agency Creative Individuals Career Fund

Copyright AgencyCreative Individuals Career Fund OCTOBER 2015I have been fortunate enough to gain funding this October through the Copyright Agency Creative Individuals Career Fund. The CICF supports creative professional skills development, and I will be using the funding to undertake a specific program of intensive practical workshops and mentored studio access in order to develop my professional skills and knowledge in the discipline of letterpress.Acknowledging the convergent historical and contemporary approaches to letterpress, and the unique perspectives and skill sets of each, I hope to connect my understanding through accessing both a traditional, and contemporary workshop within the letterpress community of…

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Connection Exhibition at CStudios

EXHIBITIONConnection08 – 30 August 2015 | CStudiosOFFICIAL OPENING: Saturday 08 August, 2pmARTISTS: Caelli Jo Brooker, Gail Brown, Ruth Chapman, Ileana Clarke, Joyce Clulow, Ros Elkin, Gianna Fallavollita, Linda Greedy, Jeanne Harrison, Judy Henry, Maria Hine, Robin Hundt, Helene Leane, Caroline Lobsey, Margaret Randall, Greg Salter, Susan Hall-Thompson, Cherie Wren"Greenway Gallery* on Swan Street, Morpeth, began its existence as an Artist Run Initiativein 2007. It was founded by a group of dedicated and enthusiastic artists who had met at NewcastleArt School (TAFE Hunter Street Campus).Caroline Lobsey (owner and director), along with Mandy Davies, Ileana Clarke, Roslyn Elkin and Karen Ma (the…

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Drawing Fine exhibition at Gallery 139

EXHIBITIONDrawing Fine01 – 18, April 2015 | Gallery 139OFFICIAL OPENING: Wednesday 1 April, 5-7pmARTISTS: Ben Kenning, Caelli-Jo Brooker, Damien Slevin, Judy Henry, John Moroney, Olivia Parsonage, Peter Lankas, Peter Read and Toni Amidy"...Drawing is fundamental to an artist's development and is often used as a means to progress onto final piece of work.  However, in this exhibition, Drawing is the subject matter.  The nine (9) artists involved in this exhibition are all coming from different backgrounds and their drawings are as distinctive and intriguing as their individual art practices. This is sure to be an exciting 3rd exhibition at Gallery…

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DDCA Symposium – The Outstanding Field: artistic research emerging from the Academy

DDCA SymposiumThe Outstanding Field: artistic research emerging from the Academy19 – 21 March 2015 | VCA, MCM, The University of Melbourne I have been fortunate enough to be asked to present my research at the Australian Council of Deans and Directors of Creative Arts (DDCA) symposium - The Outstanding Field: Artistic Research Emerging from the Academy.Organised by the wonderful Dr Barbara Bolt, the symposium is to be held at the Victorian College of the Arts and the Melbourne Conservatorium and showcases the most outstanding PhD projects to have emerged from the Creative Arts in Australia and New Zealand over the last decade. All…

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Between the Sheets: Artists’ Books 2015 Exhibtion

EXHIBITIONBetween the Sheets: Artists’ Books 2015 07 March – 02 April 2015 | Gallery East + Gallery Central | Perth WABetween the Sheets: Artists’ Books 2015 | Gallery East + Central Gallery | Perth | WAVenue: Gallery Central, the Central Institute of Technology, 12 Aberdeen Street, Perth, Western AustraliaExhibition Dates:  7 March – 2 April  2015Official Opening: 6pm   Friday 6 March 2015Gallery East in conjunction with Gallery Central (Central Institute of Technology)PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:Zimbabwe: Tafadzwa GwetaiUnited States of America: Cristina de AlmeidaUnited Kingdom: Thurle WrightSingapore: Jesvin YeoLithunania: Kęstutis VasiliūnasItaly: Loretta Cappanera; Virginia MiliciGermany: Christiane Fichtner; Dorothea FleissAustraliaACT: Caren Florance; Nicci HaynesNew…

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Mapping Collaboration exhibition – 310 NXrd London

EXHIBITIONMapping Collaboration: a participatory art project18 – 21 February 2015 | 310 NXrd Gallery, Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, UKMapping Collaboration is a participatory exhibition by Yvette Sullivan and myself that examines creative collaboration and the values of working together.We are interested in how creative collaboration might be imagined from a shared creative community perspective, and how our values for collaboration could be visually expressed, incorporated and mapped. Using the DeleuzoGuattarian rhizome as a structural/non-structural metaphor to explore the non-hierarchical nature of shared experience and collaboration, we hope to map and document contributions to a collective visualisation of the shifting visual…

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Beginnings exhibition at Gallery 139

EXHIBITIONBeginnings18 February – 14 March 2015 | Gallery 139OFFICIAL OPENING: Saturday 21 Feb, 2pmThis first exhibition at Gallery 139 is on  until Saturday 14 March, aptly titled BEGINNINGS, the show brings together a wide range of artists representing a variety of media from painting, printmaking, installation, video, photography and sculpture and is a strong indicator of the quality of future exhibitions the gallery is planning to present.EXHIBITING ARTISTS: Jeremy Robinson, Edwardo Milan, Madeleine Cruise, Gavin Vitullo, Barb Nanshe, Alexander Cooper-Rye, Joanna O'Toole, Pablo Tapia, Joanna Davies, Tim Messiter, Toni Amidy, Priya Joy, Peter Lankas, Leslie Duffin, Natalie Engdahl, Carly Brett,…

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iJADE Conference 2014: Collaborative Practices in Arts Education

iJADE: 2014Collaborative Practices in Arts Education24th - 25th October 2014 | Tate LiverpoolMy collaborator Yvette Sullivan and I have been fortunate to be invited to speak at the 2014 iJADE conference on collaborative practices in Arts Education.Despite the prevailing dogmas of individualism and competition, collaboration, partnerships and collective activity have continued to thrive in arts practices. This year's iJADE conference will focus on collaboration in arts education, and invites papers that investigate this theme.Collaboration strands...changes in the way that we think about collaboration; the ethics of collaboration; young people as researchers/artists within collaborative practices; collaborative funding; international creative partnerships; scholl…

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Abstraction Now

ABSTRACTION NOW is a group show featuring Anne McLaughlin, Alison Smith, Bruce Roxburgh, Lezlie Tilley, Ahn Wells, Priya Joy and myself, opening soon @ Newcastle Art Space - NAS alongside the wonderful work of Olivia Parsonage! So if you feel a lack of scribbles, please feel welcome to come along on Friday 03 October, 2014 at 6pm for the opening...

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Un-Western Inventions… drawings

Un-Western Inventions are a series of work underway for Abstraction Now – a group exhibition featuring Anne McLaughlin, Alison Smith, Bruce Roxburgh, Lezlie Tilley, Ahn Wells, Priya Joy and myself, opening soon at Newcastle Art Space.14 Drawings of Somewhere Else, 2014crayon on paper 30 x 21cm (each)

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PODzome Pop-Up Exhibition Text

Wall text for the exhibition – PODzome"The rhizome, as envisaged by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, is conceptualised as a mobile and open-ended non-structure that is multi-dimensional, non-prescriptive, self-referential, multiple, contradictory and ever-becoming.Ripe with botanical analogies of self-propagation and untrammelled tuberous growth, the rhizome resists the structurally linear in favour of rhizomatic diversion, organic regeneration, productive affiliation and creative invention. Creativity itself is situated in It is this potential for generative, collective and creative connection suggested by the rhizome, that provides a touchstone for the PODzome exhibition. This is a curatorial convergence – an exhibition that unites multiplicities of practice…

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