Terri Brooks

Terri Brooks has chosen to construct work using a reduced or minimal palette and brush work. She is interested in duality and uses opposite elements including black - white, dot - line and horizontals - verticals. Line has always mattered and varies by brush weight or pressure, speed and transgressions from the true horizontal and vertical of the picture plain.

The meaning of her work lies in the methodology and her choice of materials, particularly evident in the artist's painterly patterning along with the employment of economy and directness intrinsic to the Australian tradition to ‘make do’. Natural environmental processes including weathering, architectural details and ‘found marks’ observed on surfaces in the city also inform the work. Each step of Brooks' painting process is intuitive and repetitive until the work is imbued with a sense of harmony and balance; a striving for ‘nonduality'.

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Exhibitions at Tacit include

2023 Painting is Architecture

2022 - Spectrum: the possibilities of light


2019 - Following a Path, 2014 - 19



Exhibition history (selected)
2023 Painting is Architecture, Tacit Art, Melbourne
2022 Spectrum: the possibilities of light, Tacit Art, Melbourne
020 Gems, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
The Profundity of Nothing, Sineresi Arte, Italy
Terri Brooks In Focus, Linton & Kay Galleries, Perth, WA
Terri Brooks at the Lounge, Art Lounge Interational, Ohio, USA
2019 Following a Path, 2014-19, Tacit Art, Melbourne
Line & WeightFlinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2018 Further Afield, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2016 Principia, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2015 Off the Grid, Piscinacommunale, Milan
It's the Thought That Counts, Kuntshuis LOOF, Netherlands
Terri Brooks, Aptos Cruz Galleries, Adelaide Hills
2014 Brown & Bone, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2013 Over the Edges, Orexart, Auckland
2009 White Open, Post Office Gallery, Ballarat 
New Works, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2006 Painting forever and ever, part II, Harris Courtin Gallery, Sydney
2005 Painting forever and ever, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne

2024 This is the future of non-objective art, Atlantic Gallery, New York
2023  Artbox, Tacit Art, Melbourne
SUBSTRATE 23, Tacit Art, Melbourne
Just Ideas, Cross Gallery, Bundaberg, Queensland
Bound Pigment: Celebrating Paint, Tacit Art, Melbourne
2022 SUBSTRATE 22, Tacit Art 
Tacit Voices, Tacit Art
The Butterfly Effect, Poimena Gallery, Launceston
2021 6th Biennale of International Non-Objective Art, YBG/Art Thoughts, Melbourne
3, MUGA, Museum Gallery Heerenveen, Netherlands
Orbit, Poimena Gallery, Launceston
Of Colour & Light, WestEnd Artspace, Melbourne
2020 The Paper Bag Award Show, Cross Gallery, Bundaberg
Image_Object, Poimena Gallery, Launceston
20[2020], Tacit Art, Melbourne
2019 Salvaconnome (Saveas), Piscinacommunale, Milan
30 x 30, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
Industrial Panorama, Gatakers Art Space, Maryborough
Breathe, Museum St Wendel, Germany
New Modern, Five Walls, Melbourne
Colour/Field 2, Cross Gallery, Bundaberg
Colour/Field, Gatakers Art Space, Maryborough
2018 Of Colour & Light, WestEnd Artspace, Melbourne
The History Files
Piscinacommunale, Milan
The Exquisite Palette, St Luke, Melbourne
Small Works, Red Rock Regional Gallery, Cororooke
After London, Cross Gallery, Bundaberg
Relic & Other Stories, Byron School of Art
2017 Land/Line/Sea, Cross Gallery at Art Lacuna, London
Shades of Grey III, Tacit Art, Melbourne
This Wild Song, The Art Room, Melbourne
Denfair, Convention Centre, Melbourne
Paintings, Installations, Objects, Galleria Kierat, Szczecin, Poland
Timelines, Boekercontemporary, Heidelberg, Germany
Gloss Over Rawness, WestEnd Artspace, Melbourne
Rotterdam Contemporary