John Brooks

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Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours), Monash University, 2014

Bachelor of Fine Art (Drawing), Victorian College of the Arts, 2013

Advanced Diploma of Textile Design & Development, RMIT, 2010

Diploma of Arts: Studio Textiles, RMIT, 2009


Solo Exhibitions

Anti Stress All the Time Forever (playground for rescued earthworms, eye-shadow made from silverfish), collaboration with Audrey Tan, Dirty Dozen, Melbourne, 2018

Match your socks to your shoes so they look like strange boots, collaboration with Audrey Tan, Trocadero, Melbourne, 2018

To Sheila, Mailbox Art Space, Melbourne, 2016

Upward, Beyond the Onstreaming it Mooned, Bus Projects, Melbourne, 2015

Equine In(ter)vention, Kings ARI, Melbourne, 2015

Artificial Selection, Rubicon ARI, Melbourne, 2014

Transgenesis, Craft Victoria, Melbourne, 2014


Selected Group Exhibitions

Trainennial, C3, Melbourne, 2018 (upcoming Nov/Dec)

Craft Lab, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Melbourne, 2018

Open House: 3rd Tamworth Textile Triennial, Tamworth Regional Gallery, NSW, 2017, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW, 2018, Artisan, Brisbane, Broken Hill Regional Gallery, NSW, Murray Bridge Regional Gallery, SA, Jam Factory, SA, Swan Hill Regional Gallery, VIC, 2019, Orange Regional Gallery, NSW, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, NSW, Bundaberg Regional Gallery, QLD 2020

Every Second Feels Like a Century, West Space, Melbourne 2017

Complete Me, Junior Space, Melbourne, 2017

Materiality, Town Hall Gallery, Melbourne, 2017

Australia Post Art Prize, Fort Delta, Melbourne, 2017

Off Grid, Blindside, Melbourne, 2016

Wonky, Tinning st Presents, Melbourne, 2016

Beast Cult, Tinning st Presents, Melbourne, 2016

The Charged Object, Gallery Lane Cove, Sydney, 2016

Shedding Skin, Icelandic Textile Centre, Blönduós, Iceland, 2016

Meridian, Midsumma group show, Forty Five Downstairs, Melbourne, 2016

Blobjects, Craft Victoria pop up, Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne, 2015

Percy Grainger: In the Company of Strangers, Bayside Gallery, Melbourne, 2015

Monash University Graduate Exhibition, Monash University, Melbourne, 2014

Kraftwerk: Man Machine, Blindside, Melbourne, 2014

Fresh!, Craft Victoria, Melbourne, 2014

Newer 14, Trocadero, Melbourne, 2014

VCA Graduate Exhibition, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, 2013

Kraftwerk: Ohm, Sweet Ohm, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne, 2013

Mary & Lou Senini Student Art Award Exhibition, McClelland Sculpture Park Gallery, Melbourne, 2012

Material Culture, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne, 2012

Denim, Mr Kitly, Melbourne, 2011

Grieving Widow, Death Be Kind Office Space, Melbourne, 2011

Transit, Brunswick Arts Space, Melbourne, 2011

Graphica, First Site Gallery, Melbourne, 2011

Fuse, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne, 2010

Fragment Squared, Barometer, Sydney, 2010


Awards, Grants & Residencies

Bundoora Homestead Arts Centre Artist in Residence, 2018

Australian Tapestry Workshop Artist in Residence, August 2016

Icelandic Textile Centre Artist in Residence, Blönduós, Iceland, February 2016

Fresh! finalist, Craft Victoria, 2014

Trocadero Artspace Exhibition Award, 2013

Gary Fell Award, 2013

Lionel Gell Foundation Scholarship, 2012