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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CHG 40th Birthday Exhibition

CHG 40th Birthday Exhibition13TH SEPTEMBER - 6TH OCTOBER 2014GROUP EXHIBITION - 'CHG'S 40TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS'OPENING & COCKTAIL PARTY: SATURDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER 6-8PMhttp://www.cookshillgalleries.com.au/Exhibitions/2014/40th-anniversaryI have just delivered a series of works as part of the Cooks Hill Galleries' 40th Anniversary exhibition this month.This series of altered prints extend the cave and rhizome motifs present in my work, and also explore themes of memory and associations with place. The works visually connect Jenolan Caves sites in 1889 and 1989 through the use of images taken from Samuel Cook’s 1889 publication: 'The Jenolan Caves: an excursion in Australian wonderland’ Illustrated with ... plates and…

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Artist Collaboratory @ Hunter Valley Mercure

Artist Collaboratory @ Hunter Valley Mercure The Artist Collaboratory is an installation of art works and artist-in-residence program through the Mercure Hunter Valley featuring the work of Annemarie Murland, Kiera O'Toole, Andy Devine and myself. Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens is located in the Hunter Valley wine country in NSW Australia, within the grounds of the Hunter Valley Gardens.2090 Broke Rd Pokolbin NSW 2320Telephone: +61 2 4998 2000These selected works from Visual Contranym: Cave/Mound Series extend an ongoing investigation into the repeated symbolic image,and the abstract gestural mark.Inspired by an instance of slippage between the analogue and digital, these works navigate multiple…

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‘Scaled Downs’ Letterpress Collaboration

'Scaled Downs' Letterpress CollaborationSpent a wonderful Thursday in July working on a collaborative artists' book with Yvette Sullivan and participating in private letterpress workshop with the lovely Sarah Bryant.'Scaled Downs' is a two volume unique edition collaborative artists' book using vintage maps, old textbooks, vintage Sussex walking guidebooks and letterpress techniques to document and map the Sussex downs using auto-ethnographic interpretive methods. The title refers simultaneously to the scale present in cartography, the processes of sizing, climbing hills and the name of the Downs themselves.Our letterpress guide, Sarah Bryant is a designer, printer and binder of original editioned artists’ books.…

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Visual In-Sights Conference 2014: Theory, Method, Practice

Visual In-Sights: Theory, Method, Practice Conference26 & 27 June 2014Newcastle University, UKVisual In-Sights, 2014, brings together a group of scholars, artists and practitioners who research the visual, use and work with visual materials and visual methods.The Conference engages with an international community of scholars (established and emerging), creative practitioners, visual artists and arts-based, community project leaders who share these interests, and who are working at the cutting edge, or across the boundaries of, theory, method and practice. This is to host an inclusive, cross-sectoral engagement event which creates spaces for academic, practical and exhibitive work within the framework of a…

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Typographic Origami Newcastle for ART CITY exhibition

ART CITY: OPEN SHOW CELEBRATING WATT SPACE’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY07 – 25 May 2014Co-ordinated by Kathryn Camm, Melanie Smith and Michaela SwanThe statistic that Newcastle has more artists per capita than any other city in Australia has been bandied around for years now. The theme of this year’s Open Show is a celebration of this unique cultural environment and part of the Galleries' 25th Anniversary Celebrations.The anniversary exhibition showcases the variety and breadth of art practice in the city and features over 100 works, including work from current students, graduates, staff and former Watt Space Directors, committee members and exhibitors! The cake was…

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What is Design again?

What is Design again? some of the the macro to the micro slides...When asked to communicate what I felt Design was to new First Year Visual Communication Design students I thought it might be worth trying to look holistically and suggest that Design is both a macro and a micro proposition and everything between.I tried to accomplish this visually by looking first on a universal scale, then a global scale, then a National, City, block, building, room, object, image, typography etc.Design encompasses both the very big picture – the great idea, the brilliant concept and grand visionbut it is also in…

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Lost in Translation: the review

Done and dusted. The Univesity Gallery has kindly documented the exhibition in their archive and there is a link to the generous review of the show below.The University Gallery exhibition listing The University gallery exhibition archive  The Newcastle Herald exhibition review

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Lost in Translation: the de-install

Taking down the exhibition today, and despite the over-familiarity with many of the works, a few pieces still managed to make me smile.This was one of them... the most spontaneous and last-minute of pairings, with thanks to the very wonderful eye of Alison Smith at the University Gallery. www.alisonsmith.com.auCaelli Jo Brooker, Silver Cave Rock and Rhizome, 2013laser cut card, spray paint and found object, 25 x 20 x 3cm

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Lost in Translation @ The University Gallery

PhD Exhibition | Lost in Translation: the materialisation of the mark in the digital ageLOST IN TRANSLATION, forms the exhibition component of my Doctor of Philosophy (Fine Art) thesis @ Newcastle Uni GalleryOPENING Saturday 1 FEBRUARY from 2pmThis creative work draws on individual experience in the fields of art and design, and extends an ongoing investigation into the abstract gestural mark, involving interwoven streams of material investigation and association across drawing, design, printmaking, painting, sculpture and artists’ books.In exploring multiple themes and concepts, Lost in Translation presents a personal response to the question of how mark-making might materialise in light…

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