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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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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Graphicality Catalogue

artist statementThe making of a single line which immediately implies the divide between ground and ‘not-ground’ and the ontological contrast of mark and non-mark, is where intent resides and the experience of mark-making begins. The line, the mark, the scrawl, the scratch, the grapheme, the trace, the scribble, the drawing, the graphic; at once delineated and designed, spontaneous and considered.Graphicality is evoked within this body of work as a quality of line, an explicitly diagrammatic, painted, written, formed, designed and drawn mark. These works refers to that graphical line and the shapes circumscribed and explored by it – particularly the rhizome.In…

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Out of Hand exhibition at The Depot Gallery

13 – 24 August 2013 at The Depot Gallery, 2 Danks Street, Waterloo NSW. Out of Hand is an exhibition of painting and sculptural works by a group of artists who share a discursive interest in continuing the language and experience of contemporary Abstract art.Install shot at the galleryStatement for the exhibition..."Creatively, I am interested in visual and material translation, metaphorical organisational and spatial structures and embodied experience in making and process within visual methodologies of research. (I like making images that refer to their own making) The works for Out of Hand explore these structures and models, contrasting a symbolic spatial monochrome and a corresponding metaphorical schema of spatial colour.…

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Out of Hand Exhbition Catalogue

13 – 24 August 2013 at The Depot Gallery, 2 Danks Street, Waterloo NSW. Out of Hand is an exhibition of painting and sculptural works by a group of artists who share a discursive interest in continuing the language and experience of contemporary Abstract art.The paradoxical nature of relationships that have arisen through the process of collaboration resist a homogenised reading in this instance and deliver a body of work that shares a visual vocabulary, particular to the aesthetics of Abstraction. As a process and vehicle of representation, Out of Hand explores a ‘glocal’ rethinking of modernism through a collective response to the role of the author and the spatial relationships that take place in the traditional sphere of reception, the gallery.These…

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Out of Hand… progress

Some studies in progress for Out of Hand, a group exhibition exploring different approaches to abstraction.The show will be at Danks Street's Depot II Gallery in August and features the work of Annemarie Murland, A.J. Byrnes, Marika Osmotherly, Mark Elliot-Ranken, Bernadette Smith and myself. (definitely some contrasting approaches there!)Caelli Jo Brooker, Studies for Diagrammatic Rhizomes, 2013oil on paper, 42 x 30 cm eachdfgbfgsfgb

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Coast Lines

Cooks Hill GalleriesAugust 2011These works stem from observations of many coasts – not so much the sea itself, but the fringes of the shore, the coastlines, beaches, rock pools, pebbled edges and jetties of many seasides – recalling the baked haze of salty summer beach haunts and the faded glory ofVictorian promenades and pavilioned coastal towns. Foreign seasides recently explored and places always known have both influenced the work for Coast Lines. In this series, Newcastle discerns familiar forms along the Brighton coast and the Hunter Valley finds parallel in the Sussex hinterland. There is a dialogue with shape and a sense…

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