Narelle Jubelin (born in 1960 in Sydney, Australia) is a major Australian artist living and working in Madrid since 1996. This particular path has led her to establish a strong relation with Spain while addressing issues related to Australian history and culture. She is famous for her petit-point renditions of heavily charged photographs that allow her to explore historical lines that interconnect location and history. She is interested in the way objects travel and translate. Thus, every detail in her work is important; the display, the frame and the site, including the journeys the work itself makes, which accrue meaning with each new display. Her technique slows down the process of assimilating the image through the intricate work of sewing and a display that forces the spectator to engage with the intimacy of scale.
She has exhibited widely in the last twenty years, from Aperto in the 1990 Venice Biennale, the Hayward Gallery, London in 1992, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, the Renaissance Society, Chicago in 1994, and the 2009 Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates. She had solo shows at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2009; Heide Museum, Melbourne, 2009; Casa Encendida, Madrid, 2012 and Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, 2014.
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As yet untitled (Schendel, 1963), 2014, Cotton on silk petit point, 27.5 x 24 cm