Narelle Jubelin Sídney,

Since 1996 resides in Madrid.


1979-1982 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Alexander Mackie College of Advanced Education, Sydney.

1983 Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Art Studies, City Art Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney.

Between 1985 and 1987 she co-founded Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney, one of the first artist-run spaces in Australia.

She is currently part of the artists' collective that manages ABM Confecciones in Madrid.



Her work focuses mainly on the Modern architectural movement and the art of the time. Taking certain works as a reference and specific stories related to them, he delves into others of greater scope that over time weave a plot that manages to expand these stories, taking up the projects some time later and adapting them conceptually to the different contexts and spaces in which they are installed. This is a common method in her way of working that she approaches from different media such as sculpture, engraving or multimedia installation, but especially from embroidery, small and delicate petit points made in many occasions from photographic documents. Her miniature embroideries condense a great capacity for critical and conceptual analysis, as well as surprising with their exquisite technical detail whose interest lies in both the front and the back.



Narelle Jubelin has an extensive exhibition career that includes group exhibitions such as: 1990 Trade Delivers People, project presented in the Aperto section, curated by Giovanni Carandente, Venice Biennale; 1992 Doubletake: Collective Memory and Current Art, curated by Lynne Cooke, Bice Curiger and Greg Hilty, at the Hayward Gallery, London and the Kunsthalle, Vienna; 1994 The Day After Tomorrow, curated by Isabel Carlos, Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisbon; Cooked and Raw, curated by Dan Cameron, Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; 1997-8 Changing Spaces: Artists Projects from The Fabric Workshop and Museum, curated by Mary Jane Jacob, Vancouver Art Gallery (with a tour of various venues in the United States); Leaving Tracks: artranspennine98, curated by Lewis Biggs and Robert Hopper, Tate Gallery, Liverpool; 2006 some papers of unknown content, for (re)return, Plataforma Revolver, curated by Fillipa Oliveira, Lisbon; 2009 The Future is Unwritten, for Provisions for the Future, 9th Sharjah Biennial, curated by Isabel Carlos; Learning Modern, curated by Mary Jane Jacob, School of the Art Institute Sullivan Gallery, Chicago; 2015 Drawing Biennial, Drawing Room, London; 2020 EACC Castellón; 2022 Una imagen / una voz, curated by María Virginia Jaua, Centro Cultural Conde Duque Madrid.

Her solo exhibitions include 1986 His Story, Mori Gallery, Sydney; 1994 SoftShoulder. The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago and with Gray Art Gallery & Study Center, New York University; 1995 Soft and Slow, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne; 1996 At the same time Narelle Jubelin, at the same time, Art Gallery of Toronto and York University Gallery; 1998 ECRU solo exhibition curated by Isabel Carlos, Pavilhão Branco, Instituto de Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon; 2002 Shumakom curated by Andrew Renton, Artists'Space, Jerusalem; 2006 Ungrammatical Landscape, Centro José Guerrero, Granada and curated by its director Yolanda Romero; 2008, Front of House, collaborative project for Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art in London with Marcos Corrales, Ângela Ferreira, Narelle Jubelin and Andrew Renton; articulated again at Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney in 2009 in The Great Divide, together with Ângela Ferreira, curated by Tunnicliffe; In 2012-2013 Narelle has undertaken complex traveling exhibition collaborations titled Vision in Motion with the University of Sydney, Monash University, Melbourne and Samstag University of South Australia; 2013 Afterimage curated by Yara Sonseca, La Casa Encendida, Madrid. Plantas e Plantas [Plants and Plans] curated by Isabel Carlos, CAM Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon; Specific Objects, Common Parts, Marlborough Contemporary, London; 2016 Flamenco Primitivo. Marlborough Contemporary, London; Flamenco Primitivo The Commercial Gallery, Sydney; 2018 Camino Primitivo, Galeria Nordés, Santiago de Compostela; 2019 The Housing Question - Helen Grace, Narelle Jubelin, Sherre Delys, curated by Julie Ewington, presented at Penrith Regional Gallery.

In July 2022, Narelle Jubellin will present Nalgures, a solo exhibition for the CGAC (Centro Galego de Arte Contemporáneo) in Santiago de Compostela, curated by Natalia Poncela.

Her work is in major public collections such as:

Albertina Print Museum, Viena; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sídney; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaida; Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; CAM Centro de Arte Moderna - Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa; Monash University Art Museum, Melbourne; Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sídney; Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sídney; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; University of Wollongong Art Collection; University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane.

Represented by Mori Gallery in Sydney and later by Marlborough Contemporary in London until a few years ago, she is currently represented by The Commercial Gallery in Sydney and Nordés Gallery in Santiago de Compostela.

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