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Fran Callen CV

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(b. 1975 Australia)  insta: @callenfran


Education  (selected examples)

2019     TAE40116 Cert 4 in Training and Assessment

2009-     Advanced Diploma Professional Writing, ACArts, TAFE SA

2006      Visual Arts BA Honours, Painting & Drawing, SASA University of South Australia

1999      Bachelor of Education Graduate Entry (Secondary Art/Eng) University of South Australia

2008      TAA Training and Assessment Cert 4 TAFE SA

1998      Bachelor of Visual Arts

Professional Development (selected examples)

2016     Guildhouse Limber Up Mentor Programme with Christopher Orchard

             Masterclass at Central School of Art : Drawing Fact & Fiction with Chris Orchard

2013     Masterclass – Central School of Art: Painting Memory with Chelsea Lehmann

2010     Masterclass – Central School of Art: Drawing the Narrative with Anna Platten

             Masterclass – Central School of Art: Pictorial Optics with Chelsea Lehmann

2009     Tauondi Aboriginal College - Cultural awareness and competency program for staff

             ShortCourse - Central School of Art: Techniques of the Old Masters with Rob Gutteridge


2020    Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, Sydney

            Adelaide Parklands Art Prize

2019    STILL National Still Life Award Finalist, Coffs Harbour

            Finalist,Tatiara Art Prize,WalkwayGallery
            Finalist, Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize,Sydney

2018    Paul Guest Drawing Prize Finalist

            Fleurieu Biennale Art Prize Finalist           

2017   STILLL National Still Life Art Award Finalist, Coffs Harbour

           Whyalla Art Prize Finalist, Middleback Theatre Gallery, Whyalla

           Tatiara Art Prize Finalist, Walkway Gallery, Bordertown

           Calleen Art Prize Finalist, Cowra Regional Gallery

2016    Fleurieu Food & Wine Art Prize Winner

           Gallery M Contemporary Art Prize – 3rd Prize

           Watershed Art Prize, Finalist

2013   Carclew Artists in Schools Residency, Trinity College - Drawing Workshops & SALA exhibition

2011   Portia Geach Memorial Art Prize Shortlisted portrait of Chrissy Amphlett

           Adelaide City Council Community/Public Arts Grant for Common Ground mural project,        

2007   Helpmann Academy Cultural Exchange, Sanskriti Kentra, New Delhi

           Adelaide City Council Community/Public Arts Grant, Arts Theatre Mural on Angus St

2006   S.A.ArtEducatorsAwards Nomination,Mawson Lakes School/Helping HandAged Care mural 

2003   Adelaide City Council Public/Community Arts Grant, Peel Street Mural

           Country Arts Grant for Marree Aboriginal School Murals, Far North SA

2000   Country Arts Grant for Nipapahnha Community Murals, Adnyamathanha Country, SA



2019   Newmarch Gallery, Prospect SA

           Grindell's Hut Artist Residency, Country Arts SA

2018   Ed Tweddell Studio Residency Central Studios, Adelaide

           Arts In Health Residency, Women's & Children's Hospital

2017   The Collections Project Flinders Art Museum, Guildhouse

2016   SALA Artist in Residence, Adelaide Central Market, SALA Festival

2013   Artist in Residence – mural artist, Tanglin Trust School, Singapore

2003   Ruth Tuck Scholarship, Santa Repararta International School of Art, Florence, Italy


Solo Art Exhibitions

2020 'Just Add Water' Yarta Purtli Cultural Gallery, Port Augusta

2020 'Just Add Water' Collective Haunt Inc, Adelaide

2019  Newmarch Gallery, Artist Residency and Collaborative Exhibition 

2018  BMG Gallery, with Zoe Woods and Michelle Jones, SALA Festival 2018

2017  The Collections Project-Flinders Art Museum at ‘The Studio’ Flinders University Campus

2017  BMG Gallery (with Glenn Kestell and Christopher Carapetis) Adelaide

2016  ‘Jam’ live-art & collaborative tabletop drawings from SALA residency, Adelaide Central Market

2012   ‘Her Nature to Decide’ IWD Red Rattler/Little Fish Gallery, Sydney

2010   ‘Social Intercourse’ AP Bond Gallery w. Ian Abdulla’s  ‘Murray River Me’

2009   ‘Love Vomited’ w. Suzannah Jones, Wheatsheaf Hotel SALA Festival

2007   ‘Zoo’ Fox Creek Winery, Adelaide

          ‘Mapping Us’ SALA Festival 2007, Caos Café, Adelaide

2006   ‘Polyptich Jam’, Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide

2005   ‘Icons’ Dorritt Black Building, SASA

2004   ‘Frenetic’ The Bank Space , Underdale Campus, University of South Australia

2003   ‘Riff Raff’ Exeter Hotel, Hindley Street, Adelaide

2002   ‘Gig’ Carclew Youth Arts Centre, Adelaide

           ‘North’ Travelling Exhibition, Mid & Far  North SA,Funded by Country Arts SA

1999.  'New Works' with Jason Cordero, Greenhill Galleries, SA

Group Art Exhibitions (selected examples since 2007)

2018  Mad For More, Light Square Gallery, SALA 2018

          Good Mother, curated by Gabi Lane, Central School of Art, SALA 2018

2017  Side By Side, Prospect Gallery

         Creatures Real and Imagined, Red Poles Gallery

2016  Wish You Were Here Postcard exhibition, Central School of Art

2015   Mad For, Light Square Gallery, co-ordinated by Eleanor Zecchin

          Wish You Were Here Postcard exhibition, Central School of Art

2014   SALA Festival Open Studio, with Anne Newmarch

         ArtParty Exhibition & Live Art at 4 Pop Up Galleries,Sydney

2013  ‘Red Threads’ – invited artist, Lincoln College, Adelaide

         Loreto College SpringArt Exhibition, Invited Artist

2012  ‘Move’ Light Square Gallery with Megan O’Rourke, Marie Littlewood, Yusuf Hayat

         Helpmann Acacemy Maestros & Apprentices Exhibition and Silent Auction

2011   Alpha Gallery, Alpha House, Newtown, Sydney

         Helpmann Academy - Maestros and Apprentices Exhibition & Silent Auction

2010   Feltspace – Melbourne Artsfair Postcards, Melbourne

2009   Wishlist, Craftsouth Members, Central School of Art

          Gallery 139, Selected Artists with Eleanor Zecchin

2008   Seedling Art Space, Fundraiser exhibition

          Traces, Kerry Packer Gallery, SASA Staff Exhibition

         Artroom 5 ‘Dogs and Cars’, Curated by Vivonne Thwaites, Henley Beach

         ‘Under the Banyan Tree’ – Artists from Helpmann Academy Cultural Exchange to New Delhi, Light Square Gallery, SALA

         ‘Gallery 139 Selected artists’, with Driller Jet Armstrong

2007  ‘International Elephant’ Sanskriti Kendra, New Delhi

         ‘Tales of the Decongested’, Exhibition/Booklaunch, Foyles Bookshop Gallery, London


Art Teaching and Tutoring (selected examples)

2018-2020 ACArts, Visual Arts Lecturer, Drawing/Painting

2007-18 University of S.A., S.A. School of Art, Architecture & Design – sessional staff, Drawing and   Painting & mentoring of masters students

2016   ‘Sketchy Classes’ Private social-sketching classes in public places

2014   AGSA SketchClub Drawing Workshops – Drawing Musicians & Drawing from AGSA collection

2013   ACArts, TafeSA – Painting 3 & Certificate 2 Painting

2010   Helpmann Academy/Common Ground Mentorship Programme, Mentor in drawing/watercolour

2008-11 Tauondi Aboriginal College, Visual Arts Lecturer, Painting/Drawing Cert 2&3

2006   Community Art Volunteer & Art/English Teacher, World Youth International, Kathmandu, Nepal


Community/Public Art

2019 Eden Hills Kindergarten Mural with Kindergarten Children

2018 Enfield Community Mural with Therese Williams for Enfeild Council, Community Centre,

2017 Eden Hills Railway Station/Kindergarten Mural, Railcare Arts Grant

2015 Flaxmill School Mural with Indigenous Students

2012 Para Hills School Mural with Indigenous Students

2011 Team Building Art Workshops with GP Plus Marion

          ‘Sketch Walks’, workshops & mural, Common Ground, Light Square, Adelaide

2010  Co-ordinator, Tauondi Aboriginal College Mural for Marden Open Access College

2007 Jamquat Home for Street Boys, Mural designed and painted with residents,New Delhi, India

          Danak Din Childrens Festival, Cultural picture/colouring in books, New Delhi, India

          City of West Torrens/William Light School mural,opposite Villis Factory

2005 Event Co-ordinator, SALA Festival Art Geurillas & Art Attack Events, Whyalla

2004 Gilles Plains Redevelopment Public Art Project. Employed by Brock Urban Projects/Housing Trust SA to work with Wandana Primary & Windsor Gardens Vocational College to create murals, ceramic tiles, junk sculptures & mosaic benches for Windsor Green

2003  Marree Aboriginal School, community murals funded by CountryArts Grant

          Ceiling Mural, Santa Repararta International School of Art (Florence, Italy)

2002  Nipapahnha Community Murals, Adnyamathanha Country


Live Drawing & Drawing ‘performances’ (examples)

2004-16 Live Drawing ‘performances’ at festivals and events nationally and internationally eg. in Adelaide, Sydney, New York, London, Florence. Eg.for ArtsSA, SA Museum, Womad, Feast Festival, Adelaide Festival, Fringe Festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Big Day Out, Unley Council, Waterhouse Prize Launch, Rip it Up Magazine, DB Magazine, International Women’s Day Sydney, The Big Lunch, Helpmann Academy, Mavis Staple at the Bellhouse in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Bars, New York Blues Clubs, and for many bands including The Church (CD Cover of album ‘Jammed’)

Permanent Collection - Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery


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