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Academic        
2014 Doctor of Philosophy | University of Newcastle | Australia

Thesis: Lost In Translation: the materialisation of the mark in the digital age
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

Exegesis & Exhibition: Mote(if): mark as motif, its methods and meanings
2000 BSZ404A, BSZ401A, BSZ402A, BSZ403A | Train Small Groups and Plan, Conduct and Review Assessment
2000 Diploma in Graphic Design (Distinction) | Design Centre | Hunter Institute of Technology | Newcastle | Australia
 

1998 Advanced Diploma in Fine Arts (Distinction) | Hunter Street Campus | Hunter Institute of Technology | 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 Design Teacher | Faculty of Creative Industries | Newcastle TAFE 
| Australia 
2009 | 2013 Sessional Tutor/Lecturer | School of Creative Arts | University of Newcastle | Australia
2000 | current  Freelance Designer  


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



Research Interests  
visual communication design | 
creative art | materiality | print culture | analogue & digital methodologies | practice as research | history, theory & strategies of abstraction | graphic design | design & visual arts pedagogy | graphicality | typography | imaging | place | print culture | artists books | mark-making 


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


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
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
Pagination: The Book As Object | The University Gallery | Newcastle
The Expanded Print | Watt Space Gallery | Newcastle
Techne: crafting technology | The University 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
Year of the Bird: a celebration of hybridity | Maitland Regional Art Gallery | Maitland | NSW
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 | Newcastle
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  | www.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
Who Goes There (Co-Curator) | Shopfront Gallery | Newcastle 
Happily Ever After (Co-Curator) | John Paynter Gallery, Newcastle | Artspace, Mackay | Manly Library
Who Goes There? (Co-Curator) | Shopfront Gallery | Newcastle
The Sketchbook Project | Brooklyn, Austin, San Francisco, Portland, Atlanta, Chicago, Washington | USA
2010    

Gosford Art Prize | Gosford Regional Gallery | Gosford 
Bags the Bottom Drawer (Co-Curator) | Shopfront Gallery | Newcastle
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 
Homecoming (Curator) | with Yvette Sullivan and Donald Brooker | Shopfront Gallery | Newcastle 
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
Artist As... (Curator) | The Uon Services Limited Annual Student Art Prize | Watt Space Gallery | Newcastle
Pod | Podspace Gallery | Newcastle
Cat Vs. Dog (Co-Curator) | in conjunction with the ‘Animals in Art Festival’ | Shopfront 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 
Open Can Show (Co-Curator) | Shopfront 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
Tricycle (Co-Curator) | Watt Space Gallery | 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 | www.caelli.com
2003   

Red | Flora | online digital exhibition | 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 & Residencies  

2019  
'Visible Praxis: investigating teaching and learning outcomes for emergent creative professionals through design exhibition research and practice', as part of 'Work Integrated Learning in the Creative Industries' | $9,000 (Funding body: The University of Newcastle Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education)
2018  
Early Career Researcher (ECR) Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Scholarship | $80,884 (Funding body: The University of Newcastle)
2017
Faculty of Education and Arts Conference Travel Grant | $2,000 (Funding body: Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle)
Guest Artist | Print Enrichment Week | Uckfield Community College School | Uckfield | East Sussex | UK
2015  
Funding Recipient | CICF | Creative Individuals Career Fund | $1,500 | Copyright Agency | Australia (Funding body: Manning Clark House/Copyright Agency of Australia)
Invited Presenter | DDCA Symposium | The Outstanding Field: artistic research emerging from the Academy | VCA, MCM, The University of Melbourne | VIC
2013 
Friends of the University, Margaret Olley Fine Art Postgraduate Scholarship | University of Newcastle
Highly Commended | Excellence in Customer Service | Team Award - Design Centre | 2013 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 | $2,500 (Funding body: National Association of Visual Artists – NAVA)
Faculty of Science & Information Technology - New Staff Grant | $7,500 (Funding body: Faculty of Science & Information Technology – University of Newcastle)
2010    
Finalist | 2010 Libris Awards: The Australian Artists’ Book Prize
Finalist | Gosford Art Prize | Gosford Regional Gallery | Gosford
2009     

Recipient | Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship | 
$71,184 (Funding body: Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education)
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 



Curatorial
2018

Next Up, UON Visual Communication Design Grad Show, The Lovett Gallery, Newcastle 
(co-curated with Ralph Kenke, 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)



Publications, Arts Writing, Conferences & Presentations 
2018  

Sage M, Brooker CJ, 'Manifold Intensities: Musical Identities in Contemporary Antipodean Metalcore and Post-Hardcore', Sounds of Origin in Heavy Metal Music, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK 141-168 
2017
Sage M, Brooker CJ, 'Vulnerable Intensities: an Exploration of the Contemporary Antipodean Metalcore Phenomenon', Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland
Sullivan Y, Brooker CJ, 'Who’s Afraid of the Process - can creative vulnerability be a catalyst for social change?' Art and Design as Agent for Change' - iJADE Conference 2017, National College of Art and Design, Dublin 
2016  
McAuley M., & Brooker C. 'Novice Visual Communication Design students’ awareness of design process'. Volume 11, Issue 1 of The International Journal of Design Education’. CommonGround Publishing

2015  
Brooker CJ, 'Lost in translation', Paper presented at DDCA Symposium | The Outstanding Field: artistic research emerging from the Academy | VCA, MCM, The University of Melbourne | VIC
International Review Board Cumulus Conference The Virtuous Circle - Design Culture and Experimentation Milan | Italy
2014  

Sullivan Y, Brooker CJ, 'Collaboration: you're doing it wrong', Paper presented at iJADE: Collaborative Practices in Arts Education Conference | Tate Liverpool | UK
Brooker CJ, 'Pinteresting Times: the use and abuse of images in creative research', Paper presented at Visual In-Sights: Theory, Method, Practice Conference | Newcastle University | UK
2013 

Chair | Subjective/Objective, the NewMac Humanities Conference | The University of Newcastle | NSW | Australia
Brooker, C.J. & Hopcroft, H. (Eds.). 'Year of The Bird: a celebration of hybridity', exhibition catalogue including foreward by Dr Nigel Rothfels and essay by Dr Yvette Watt 

2012 

Brooker, C.J., 'Video Killed the Radio Star: technological fairy tales and the materiality of the artists’ book in the digital age' | catalogue essay | Happily Ever After: alternative destinies in contemporary feminine narrative
Brooker, C.J. & Hopcroft, H. (Eds.). Happily Ever After: alternative destinies in contemporary feminine narrative, exhibition catalogue including essays by Dr Caroline Webb, Dr Danielle Wood, Carmel Bird, Helen Hopcroft and Caelli Jo Brooker
Paper presented at DFAM postgraduate research conference | The University of Newcastle | NSW | Australia
Artist Talk presented | Newcastle Society of Artists | Newcastle | NSW | Australia

2011 

'Visiting TATE St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum' | exhibition review | NCAC Newsletter and website
Artist/Curator Talk presented | John Paynter Gallery | The Lock-Up | Newcastle

2009 

'Filling Space: artist as curator' | catalogue essay | Artist As... The Uon Services Limited Annual Student Art Prize | Watt Space Gallery | Newcastle
'Unedition: Thirteen ways of looking at a Blackbird and the unique print & Unedition' | self published artists’ book and catalogue in conjunction with the exhibition, Unedition: Hello Blackbird | Watt Space Gallery | Newcastle

2007 

'Tricycle' catalogue essay | Tricycle | UoN BFA Graduate Exhibition | Watt Space Gallery | Newcastle
2002 

articles, interviews and reviews | Uturn Streetpress | Newcastle

Workshops 

2017
Lincocut and Large Format Rollerprint Workshop | Print Enrichment Week | Uckfield Community College School | Uckfield | East Sussex | UK
2017
Lincocut and Large Format Rollerprint Workshop | Print Enrichment Week | Uckfield Community College School | Uckfield | East Sussex | UK
2016
Artist Book Bookbinding Workshop presented (with Gillean Shaw) in conjunction with '
Pagination: The Book As Object', The University Gallery | Newcastle | NSW | Australia
Coptic Bookbinding Workshop | Design Club | Visual Communication Design | University of Newcastle | Newcastle | NSW | Australia
2009
Mark-making and Artists' Book Workshop | Newcastle Society of Artists | Newcastle | NSW | Australia
2009
Drawing Workshop presented (with Andy Devine) | University of Newcastle | Newcastle | NSW | Australia

Collections & Commissions    

Print Council of Australia Archive | Melbourne | Australia
The University of Newcastle Art Collection | Newcastle | Australia
The Lock-Up Temporary Collection | Artist Residence 2008 | 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