[Photo by Luke Bowden]
Milan Milojevic is a contemporary artist and printmaker based in Hobart, Tasmania. Milojevic was a lecturer at the School of Creative Arts, University Of Tasmania (formerly the Tasmanian School of Art) retiring in 2012 after a 33 year career. During his tenure Milojevic became Head of the Printmaking Studio and a Chief Investigator and member of the Digital Art Research Facility. Milojevic continues to be a leader in contemporary digital printmaking, creating imaginary hybrid worlds that draw from the traditions of nineteenth century European wood block designs, reconstructed with digital technologies and then overlayed with inkjet prints.
Drawing on both his Yugoslavian heritage and Tasmanian upbringing, Milojevic’s practice describes phantastic forests populated with doctored fauna, flora and mythical creatures. Echoing engravings from early biology encyclopaedias or museological records, Milojevic’s work become a glossary of an alternate natural history, collaging together contemporary and historical references with his cross-cultural heritage. What results is a rich and colourful visual language, brought to life through digital imaging combined with traditional printmaking techniques.
Milojevic has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally, including solo shows in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Canberra, Hobart, as well as Dundee and Aberdeen in Scotland.
Recent major exhibitions include a solo commission for the Devonport Reginal Gallery in 2020, as well as participating in group shows at the Museum and Art Gallery Northern Territory, Queen Victoria Art Gallery, Launceston and the Art Gallery of Ballarat. His work is held in major public and private collections in Australia and Europe including Artbank, the National Gallery of Australia, Parliament House, Queensland Art Gallery, State Library of Queensland, State Library of NSW, Art Gallery of South Australia, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, the Montrose Academy and the Aberdeen Infirmary, Scotland, and the Bureau of Artistic Exhibitions, Poland.