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BIO

Narelle is an early career artist with a passion for the messy unpredictability of experimental ceramic process.

She approaches ceramic process as a field of enquiry and engages her materials as wilful co-conspirators.

Her work explores qualities such as porosity, contingency and subjectivity to change; underpinned by an observance of the intelligibility of matter.

Inspired by a lineage of women artists with distinctive material signatures – from Louise Bourgeois to Karla Black – Narelle is alive to the feminist and ecological implications of rethinking our relationships with matter.

Narelle holds a BA, MA and BFA - having studied in Australia, The Netherlands and the United States.

She has previously worked in diverse international and community development settings, primarily as an educator and facilitator, and more recently as a community-engaged researcher.

With an immersive approach to creative practice, Narelle is bringing to life a unique materiality and reimagining the parameters of ceramic sculpture.

Education

University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Arts

Institute of Social Studies, Den Haag, Master of Arts

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Fine Art

highlights

European Ceramic Workcentre, Upcoming international residency, 2019

Ian Potter Cultural Trust grant, in generous support of professional development in Oisterwijk, The Netherlands, 2019

Kingston Arts Centre, Artist in Residence, 2019

Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award, Exhibition finalist, 2019

The Capsule - Campbell Arcade x Craft Victoria, Porous Vessels solo installation, 2019

Australian Ceramics Triennale, DEAR MUD, WITH LOVE group exhibition, 2019

Vice Chancellor’s List Award for Academic Excellence, 2018

Clayworks’ Award for Excellence in Ceramics, 2018

First Site Gallery, de·gust solo exhibition, 2018

Rhode Island School of Design, USA, International study exchange, 2017

Australian Ceramics Association Student Award, 2016

 
Through support for talented emerging artists, the Trust’s grants reward commitment and passion, and support promising Australian artists to develop their skills and achieve their potential.