three names. three artists.
Caelli Jo Brooker
Ahn Wells makes work across the mediums of painting, works on paper, textiles and clay. She combines the traditions of craft work found in the home with the art vocabulary of minimalism and abstract art learnt during formal art study. With a sensitivity towards her artmaking process, her work utilises both traditional and non-traditional art materials and techniques to explore ideas of repetition, order/disorder, surface manipulation and pattern formation.
Alison Smith’s art practice includes printmaking, photomedia and works on paper. Aesthetic considerations of line and texture are always present in works ranging from imagery inspired by urban architecture through to pure abstraction. The reinvention of landscape, and in particular the ephemeral nature of scaffolding and construction sites, have long been of central interest. Her processes are often informed by her printmaking techniques: reductive and layered.
Caelli Jo Brooker
Caelli Brooker is a designer, artist and educator whose work explores visuality, imaging, mark-making, materiality, typography and abstraction.
Operating between art and design, her broader practice takes an interdisciplinary approach in bridging the analogue and digital spheres, incorporating studio art, traditional and digital print media, typography, design image-making and artists’ books. Her background is in commercial design, creative pedagogy and the cultural and creative industries.
trionym brings Caelli Jo Brooker, Alison Smith and Ahn Wells together in an ongoing creative work and exhibition collaboration.
Each artist works in both parallel and collective modes, trusting the outcomes of the other. The curious and subliminal layers of intentional and unintentional collaboration are most revealed through the exhibition and installation processes itself, as conscious and unconscious connections emerge through the processes of drawing familiar, but idiosyncratic practices together.
exhibitions + projects.