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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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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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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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 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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Graphicality @ Greenway Gallery

Graphicality new work by Caelli Jo Brooker @ Greenway Gallery 06, 07, 08 December 2013 Graphicality is a bit of a precursor to the PhD exhibition and a chance to give some of the pieces a little outing before then... -------------------------------- greenway gallery 166 Swan Street Morpeth NSW 2321 hours: mon - thu closed fri - sun 11:00am - 4:00pm phone: 02 4934 6411 --------------------------------

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Materiality and print media: Deleuze and Guattari style

INSERT at Caffestry (PODspace pop-up laneway art events)Friday 3, 10, 17 May 2013 During May PODspace Gallery presented a series of art events in the laneway next to Caffestry in Newcastle East. This was an experiment not only in presenting events outside of the traditional gallery context, but also in bringing different artists together to explore the creative process.The first night saw Misha and Luke Greenhalgh improvise a cross-artform collaboration that involved Misha painting a mural on a wall while responding to Luke’s music. In week two, Neil Mansfield projected his film ‘Street Sweeper’ onto the back wall of the laneway, while Fox…

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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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Unedition: hello blackbird

Watt Space GalleriesApril 2009Exploring the monoprint and monotype as unique print states using the blackbird as a visual motif. The blackbird is that of Wallace Stevens' poem and the prints are physical manifestations of inexact repetition - the unedition of the exhibition title."...A long series of monoprints splits the careful atoms and organisms of the past in wild black-and-white spontaneity. Forms take wing. Brush marks accelerate. But the artist's professionalism governs the immaculate artist books. It is a great mix." Jill Stowell (Newcastle Herald, 2009)Hello Blackbird 2009 (installation detail)39 print installation of monotypes, monoprints and carborundum collagraph prints on paper…

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Light & Earth

Cooks Hill GalleriesFebruary 2009Bold calligraphy, transforming nature through abstract interpretation and asserting the primacy of gesture in expressing a personal vision of the natural world.“...layers of banksia men cluster in forests of russet, red, gold,charcoal and ochre... rapid primal calligraphy captures the distinctive forms of banksia and other ancient bush blooms... abstract and textured layers of oils, acrylic and crayon drawing the viewer into the dappled light and geometric diversity of the Australian undergrowth." Carolyn Swanson (Newcastle Herald, 2009)Warm Serrata 2009 (detail)oil monotype on paperCrimson Serrata 2009 (detail) oil, acrylic and crayon on board Russet Serrata 2009 oil, acrylic and…

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