Our work Lesley Alcorso Editions 2008
Terra Incognita, 2008
420 X 595mm, Digital/Etching
Terra Incognita is a part of an ongoing series entitled, Between Two Worlds, which explores migration and cross-cultural upbringing. Milan, a first generation Australian of German/Yugoslav parents, sources 18th and 19th century engravings produced during scientific voyages of discovery and then scans and reconfigures details to create new images. The creatures he creates in his prints reflect geographical, historical and cultural displacement.
Milan, ‘sampling’ traditional printmaking marks, seamlessly brings elements together in what Max Ernst called a plane of consistency, where two or more incompatible realities meet. The prints Milan creates are printed digitally and then added to in layers using traditional printmaking media such as etching and woodcut. In Terra Incognita he has over printed a wood block onto digitally printed images.
Milan was appointed by the University of Tasmania to teach printmaking in 1981 and since 1987 has been head of the Printmaking Studio. He has exhibited nationally and internationally and has held regular solo exhibitions over the past two decades and contributed to group exhibitions throughout Australia, USA, UK, Europe and Asia. He has received awards from major national funding bodies including DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service, the Australia Council and the Australian Research Council. He has undertaken several international residencies in Scotland including: Peacock Arts in Aberdeen and at the Glasgow School of Art.
Milan’s work is held in major public and private collections in Australia and Europe, including Art Bank, Art Gallery of South Australia, National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of NSW, Queensland Art Gallery, Parliament House, Canberra, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Montrose Academy, Scotland and the Bureau of Artistic Exhibitions, Poland.
Milan Milojevic is represented by Colville Street Art Gallery, Hobart.