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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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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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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Popped at The Lock-up

"Over fifteen local favourites have responded to a no-notice call for a pop-up exhibition at The Lock-Up, lifting the lid on their private studio works to offer an exclusive sneak peek at their prevailing obsessions and interests..."Featuring:Eliza Adam    Sally Bourke    Caelli Jo Brooker    Nicole Chaffey    Jen Denzin    Penny Dunstan    Jonathan James    Peter Lankas    Scott Millington    Annemarie Murland    Una Rey    Emily Roberts    Jane Robinson    Peter Tilley    Shan Turner-Carrol    Gillean Shaw    Alison Smith    Ahn Wells13 MARCH - 31 MARCH 2013 Opening Night:  5.30PM - 7.30PM FRIDAY 15 MARCH 2013Well, my contribution was very much just a couple of studies, but some artists contributed…

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