Caelli Jo Brooker CV

Born in Maitland, NSW
Lives and works in Newcastle, NSW

Academic       
2014 Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle, Australia
2012 TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Hunter TAFE, Newcastle, Australia
2008 Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours Class 1, Faculty Medal), University of Newcastle, Australia
2000 BSZ404A, BSZ401A, BSZ402A, BSZ403A, Train Small Groups and Plan, Conduct & Review Assessment
2000 Diploma in Graphic Design (Distinction), Design Centre, Hunter TAFE, Newcastle, Australia
1998 Advanced Diploma in Fine Arts (Distinction), Newcastle Art School, Hunter TAFE, Newcastle, Australia
1996 Diploma in Fine Arts, National Art School, Sydney Institute of Technology, Darlinghurst, Australia

Professional
2016 – current Lecturer in Design, School of Creative Industries, University of Newcastle, Australia
2014 – 2016  Lecturer in Design, School of Design, Communication and IT, University of Newcastle, Australia
2010 – 2013 Part Time Design Teacher, Faculty of Creative Industries, Newcastle TAFE, Australia
2009 – 2013 Sessional Tutor/Lecturer, School of Creative Arts, University of Newcastle, Australia
2008 – 2013  Co-Curator, Shopfront Gallery, Newcastle, Australia
2008 – 2011  Assistant Curator + Designer, The University Gallery, University of Newcastle, Australia
2009 – 2010  Director, Newcastle Art Space, Newcastle, Australia
2009  Assistant, Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle, Australia
2008  Assistant Director, Newcastle Art Space, Newcastle, Australia
2007  Committee Member, Newcastle Art Space, Newcastle, Australia

Solo Exhibitions
2014 Lost in Translation, The University Gallery, Newcastle
2013 Graphicality, Greenway Gallery, Morpeth, NSW
2012 Marked Difference, Shopfront Gallery, Newcastle
2011 Coast Lines, Cooks Hill Galleries, Newcastle
Suspended Void, Bacchus Restaurant, Newcastle
2010 Re@D, Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle
To The Cave: A Pilgrimage, Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle
2009 Testing (Sub)Stance, Shopfront Gallery, Newcastle
Unedition: Hello Blackbird, Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle
2008 Mote(if), Newcastle University Gallery, Newcastle
Reading Leaves, Newcastle Art Space, Newcastle
2007 Domestic Mythology, Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle
Chinese Whispers, Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle

Curatorial
2018
Up Next, UON Visual Communication Design Grad Show, The Lovett Gallery, Newcastle
(co-curated with Ralph Kenk, Bettina Hodgson, and Louise Dash)
2017
IN/SITE, Michelle Catanzaro, The University Gallery, Newcastle
The Museum of Us
, UON Visual Communication Design Grad Show, The University Gallery, Newcastle
(co-curated with Ralph Kenke and Bettina Hodgson)
2016
Techne: crafting technology, The University Gallery, Newcastle
Pagination: The Book As Object, The University Gallery, Newcastle (co-curated with Gillean Shaw)
Hot Off The Press, UON Visual Communication Design Grad Show, The University Gallery, Newcastle
(co-curated with Ralph Kenke and Bettina Hodgson)
2015
Vision 15, UON Visual Communication Design Grad Show, The University Gallery, Newcastle
(co-curated with Ralph Kenke and Bettina Hodgson)
2014
A to B, UON Visual Communication Design Grad Show, The University Gallery, Newcastle
(co-curated with Ralph Kenke, Bettina Hodgson, and Kate Cross)
2013
Year of the Bird: a celebration of hybridity, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Maitland, NSW
(co-curated with Helen Hopcroft)
2011 – 2012
Happily Ever After: alternative destinies in contemporary feminine narrative, John Paynter Gallery, Newcastle; Artspace, Mackay; Manly Library; Auchmuty Library (co-curated with Helen Hopcroft)
2011
Who Goes There? Shopfront Gallery, Newcastle (co-curated with Alison Smith)
2010
Bags the Bottom Drawer Shopfront Gallery, Newcastle (co-curated with Alison Smith & Taryn Raffan)
Homecoming, Shopfront Gallery, Newcastle (co-curated with Yvette Sullivan and Donald Brooker)
2009
Artist As… , The Uon Services Limited Annual Student Art Prize, Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle Cat Vs. Dog, in conjunction with the ‘Animals in Art Festival’, Shopfront Gallery, Newcastle (co-curated with Alison Smith & Taryn Raffan)
2008
Open Can Show (charity exhibition)Shopfront Gallery, Newcastle
(co-curated with Alison Smith & Taryn Raffan)
Tricycle. Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle (co-curated with Andy Devine & Hannah Matthews)

Selected Group and Collaborative Exhibitions since 2000
2019
Interstice, with Alison Smith and Ahn Wells, Factory 49, Marrickville
Fused, with Matt Sage, Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle
Fugitive, The Bender, The Lock-Up, Newcastle
On Her Shoulders, Newcastle Art Space, Newcastle
Between the Sheets: Artists’ Books 2019, with Yvette Sullivan, Gallery Central, Perth, WA
2018
Memoranda, The University Gallery, Newcastle
Embedded, Gallery 139, Newcastle
Baroque Backstage, Newcastle Theatre Company
2017
Conditional, with Alison Smith and Ahn Wells, Acrux Gallery, Newcastle
Between the Sheets: Artists’ Books 2017, Gallery Central, Perth, WA
Between the Sheets: Artists’ Books 2017, Australian Galleries, Collingwood, VIC
Beyond the Book, Acrux Gallery, Newcastle
2016
The Expanded Print, Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle
Turning Over, with Alison Smith and Ahn Wells, Art Systems Wickham, Newcastle
First Impressions, Letterpress Exhibition, Pumphouse, Wickham
Not Just Collage, Gallery 139, Hamilton
2015
Thinking/Making: Does making help creative thinking?, Curious Projects, Eastbourne, UK
Mapping Collaboration, 310 NXRd, CAL, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
Gifted: 50 – Gifts to our University Collections, The University Gallery, Newcastle
Drawing Fine, group drawing exhibition, Gallery 139, Hamilton
Between the Sheets: Artists’ Books 2015, with Yvette Sullivan, Gallery East + Central Gallery, Perth, WA
Beginnings, Gallery 139 Inaugural Exhibition, Gallery 139, Hamilton
Artists for Nepal, Gallery 139, Hamilton
Connection, Greenway Group exhibition, CStudios, Newcastle
2014
Abstraction Now, Newcastle Art Space, Newcastle
Cooks Hill Galleries 40th Birthday Exhibition, Cooks Hill Galleries, Newcastle
Art City, 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle
2013    
Out of Hand, Danks Street Depot II Gallery, Waterloo, NSW
The Sketchbook Project: Australia, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, VIC
ARTiculate: UoN Staff Art Prize, Newcastle University, NSW
Popped, John Paynter Gallery, Newcastle
The Big Draw, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
POD Art Market, INSERT, Caffestry, Newcastle
2012    
Art Collector’s Choice, Newcastle University Gallery, Newcastle
Object d’Art, Greenway Gallery, Morpeth, NSW
Versus 2012 / Blue vs Red, Battle of the Pigments, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Maitland, NSW
2020 Vision: twenty people, twenty visions of Newcastle in the year 2020, Art Systems Wickham, Wickham
Hot House: Artworks by staff of Newcastle Art School 2012, The Front Room Gallery, Newcastle
The Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn, San Francisco, Portland, Atlanta, Chicago, Washington, USA
Between the Sheets: Artists’ Books 2012, Gallery East + Midland Junction Arts Centre, Perth, WA
Open House, Podspace Gallery, Newcastle, NSW
Totally 90s, The Roost Collective, Newcastle, NSW
2011   
Peazine (collaborative Masters of Art Teaching project), Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
Matchbox Zine Project, online exhibition, Australian Book Arts Journal, australianbookartsjournal.com
PRINT, Shopfront Gallery, Newcastle
Mattara Outdoor Art Exhibition (as part of the Mattara Festival), Noah’s, Newcastle
CD Art, fundraising exhibition, Newcastle Art Space, Newcastle
The Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn, Austin, San Francisco, Portland, Atlanta, Chicago, Washington, USA
2010   
Gosford Art Prize, Gosford Regional Gallery, Gosford
Pixel Perfect, Podspace Gallery, Newcastle
Text: 5th International Artist’s Book Triennial, Halmstad, Sweden & Cannaregio, Venice
PractisePractice: artist/educators respond to notions of place, Blank Gallery, Brighton UK
The Annual TShirt Show, with Andy Devine, design and print exhibition, Newcastle Art Space, Newcastle
Stand and Deliver, The Uon Services Limited Annual Student Art Prize, Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle
Tea, Greenway Gallery, Morpeth
Gifted, The University Gallery, Newcastle
2010 Libris Awards Exhibition, Artspace Mackay , Mackay QLD
Plate Up, Printmaking Survey, Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle
Articulate 2010 Open Show, Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle
Coaster Exhibition, Podspace Gallery, Newcastle
2009  
Mate ‘09 , Members and Tenants Exhibition, Newcastle Art Space, Newcastle
Heimat, Mail Art Project, Brighton UK
Port Stephens Art Prize, Community Arts Centre, Nelson Bay
Pod, Podspace Gallery, Newcastle
In Search of Spirit, Newcastle Art Space, Newcastle
Spectrum 2009 Open Show, Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle
Muswellbrook Open Art Prize, Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, Muswellbrook
Light and Earth, with Neal Booth, Cooks Hill Galleries, Newcastle
Women @ UoN, Newcastle University Gallery, Newcastle
Text: 5th International Artist’s Book Triennial, Leipzig, Germany & Vilnius, Lithuania
2008   
Soft, Podspace Gallery, Newcastle
Mate ‘08 , Members and Tenants Exhibition, Newcastle Art Space, Newcastle
Press-It, Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle
State of The Arts 2008 Aquisitive Show, Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle
Celebrating 34 Years of Business, Cooks Hill Gallery, Newcastle
Places of Utopia, The Utopian Library Project, Luoghi Dell’utopia Festival , Italy
The Brian & Rhoma Cummins Awards Show, Newcastle University Gallery, Newcastle
Retroscope, Design Exhibition, The Front Room Gallery, Newcastle
Make Do Open Show, Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle
Abstraction 08, Cooks Hill Galleries, Newcastle
2007   
Five Can’t Draw, Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle
Annual Emerging Artist Prize, Newcastle Art Space, Newcastle
Make It Public! Open Show, Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle
Annual Student Acquisitive Art Prize, Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle
Endgame, Field Contemporary Art Space, Newcastle
Farrow Wyatt Maitland Art Prize Exhibition, Maitland
2006   
Field & Eckersley’s Contemporary Art Prize Exhibition, Field Gallery, Newcastle
Projections of Guilt, Mail Art Exhibition, Brighton Uk
Farmyard Animal Challenge, Field Contemporary Art Space, Newcastle
Skirted Ladies, Mail Art Exhibition, Belgium
2005   
Cinema Challenge, Field Contemporary Art Space, Newcastle
2004   
Pub Culture, Maitland Regional Art Gallery , Maitland
Maitland Show, online digital exhibition, http://www.caelli.com
2003  
Red Flora, online digital exhibition, http://www.caelli.com
2002  
Citizen Gates, collaborative short film/digital animation with Donald Brooker & Sharon Mee
2001   
Blue Static White Noise, Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle
2000   
2000DC An Ideal Future Graduating Exhibition, Design Centre HIT, Newcastle
Realities – TAFE NSW Arts and Design Prize Exhibition, Sydney + Regional Touring
Inscribe: Women in Art and Education, Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle

Awards, Grants, Conferences & Residencies 
2017 
Sullivan Y, Brooker CJ, Art and Design as Agent for Change – iJADE Conference 2017,
National College of Art and Design, Dublin, 17 Nov 2017 – 18 Nov 2017. National Society for Education in Art and Design (NSEAD).
2016 
Co-Presenter, iJADE: Collaborative Practices in Arts Education Conference, Tate Liverpool, UK
2015 
Funding Recipient, CICF, Creative Individuals Career Fund, Copyright Agency, Australia
Invited Presenter, DDCA Symposium, The Outstanding Field: artistic research emerging from the Academy, VCA, MCM, The University of Melbourne, VIC
2014
Presenter, Visual In-Sights: Theory, Method, Practice Conference, Newcastle University, UK
Co-Presenter, iJADE: Collaborative Practices in Arts Education Conference, Tate Liverpool, UK
2013
Friends of the University, Margaret Olley Fine Art Postgraduate Scholarship, University of Newcastle
Highly Commended, Excellence in Customer Service, Team Award – Design Centre,
Hunter TAFE Staff Awards
2012    
Resident Artist, Gunyah Artist in Residence Program, North Arm Cove, NSW
Recipient, Targeted RHD Completion Support Funding, University of Newcastle
2011   
Selected Artist, Mattara Outdoor Art Exhibition
Recipient, NAVA Marketing Grant (with Helen Hopcroft)
2010   
Finalist, 2010 Libris Awards: The Australian Artists’ Book Prize
Finalist, Gosford Art Prize, Gosford Regional Gallery, Gosford
2009    
Recipient, Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship
Finalist, Text: 5th International Artist’s Book Triennial
2008    
Recipient, University of Newcastle Faculty Medal (Faculty of Education and Arts)
Recipient, University of Newcastle Provisional Honours Postgraduate Scholarship
Recipient, University of Newcastle Deputy Vice Chancellor Honours Scholarship
Winner Painting Section, Brian & Rhoma Cummins Award
Winner ‘Best Use of Recycled Material’, ‘Make Do’ Watt Space Open Art Prize   
Recipient, University of Newcastle Vice Chancellor’s Honours Scholarship
2007   
Winner Section D, Farrow Wyatt Maitland Art Prize
Highly Commended Section A & B, Farrow Wyatt Maitland Art Prize   
Finalist, Newcastle Art Space Annual Emerging Artist Prize  
2000   
Finalist, TAFE NSW Arts & Design Prize

Collections & Commissions   
Print Council of Australia Archive, Melbourne, Australia
The University of Newcastle Art Collection, Newcastle, Australia
The Lock-Up Temporary Collection, Newcastle, Australia
The Brooklyn Art Library, Brookyln, NY, USA
The E.O.N. Collection, Viareggio, Italy
The Bokartas Permanent Collection, Vilnius, Lithuania
The Anglican Care Collection, Newcastle, Australia
Private Collections and Commissions in Australia, New Zealand, China, Netherlands, UK and Canada