Brisbane, (Australia) born and raised, Narelle Callen is a visual artist and designer who has always loved art, drawing and painting. Raised in an artistic, creative family, Narelle spent much of her childhood and teenage years in northern New South Wales at her family beach house, photographing and capturing details of the beach and surrounds, that holiday feeling, sense of freedom and adventure. She continued this through her design study and still does this, interpreting these details in her art work.
After studying Industrial Design at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Narelle worked for a number of years in both architectural and interior design. She went on to complete a Masters of Project Management with The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
After 17 years of getting quite absorbed and rather lost in large infrastructure projects, and finding herself more and more distracted with the driving need to create something meaningful and artistic herself, she returned to an artistic, creative career and is currently building her business, The Callen Collective, into a thriving arts business. Her artwork hangs in private collections in Australia and internationally. She is based on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, south east of Melbourne in Australia. www.callencollective.com.au
Masters of Project Management, RMIT
Graduate Diploma of Industrial Design, QUT
Bachelor of the Built Environment, Industrial Design, QUT
Saatchi Art Presents The Other Art Fair Melbourne 2019
Exhibitor at Decor Design Melbourne - Interior Design trade show. July 19-22 2018
Saatchi Art Presents The Other Art Fair Melbourne 2018.
2018, When Summer Comes, Black Spot Gallery, Mornington, Victoria, December 2018
2017, Along the Way, Oak Hill Gallery, Mornington, Victoria, May 2017
Saatchi Art Feature in New Collection 11 June 2019
2019 The Other Art Fair Melbourne, Presented by Saatchi Art
2019 - Art Red Hill, Red Hill Victoria
2019 Canterbury Art Exhibition, Canterbury Victoria
2018 – Art Red Hill, Red Hill Victoria
2017 -2018 Southern Bouy Studios, Mornington Victoria
2017 -2018 Linden New Art Post Card Exhibition, Melbourne
2017 - Mission to Seafarers ANL Art Prize, Docklands, Finalist
2017 - Art Red Hill, Red Hill, Victoria
2017 - Oakhill Gallery, Annual Cigar Box Lid Exhibition, Mornington, Victoria
2017 Camberwell Art Show, Victoria
2016 - Bayside Art Show, Sandringham, Victoria
2016 - Oak Hill Gallery Annual Members Exhibition, Mornington, Victoria
2016 - Art Red Hill, Red Hill, Victoria
2016 - Oak Hill Gallery, Annual Cigar Box Lid Exhibition, Mornington, Victoria
2016 - Mornington Peninsula Art Show, Rosebud, Victoria
2015 - Mornington Peninsula Art show, Rosebud, Victoria - Prize Winner
2014 - Peninsula Art Society, Members Exhibition, Frankston South, Victoria
1998 - Ipswich City Council Art Gallery, Design for Production Group Exhibition, Ipswich City, Queensland
1997 - Our Ladies College Art Exhibition, Our Lady’s College, Annerley, Queensland.