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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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20:20 Vision

20:20 Vision curated by Graham Wilson@ Art Systems Wickham20 creatives, 20 visions of Newcastle in 2020Caelli Jo BrookerNobbys Island Casino I & II  2012oil, acrylic and crayon on canvas 100 cm x 80 cm each

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