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Western Australian artist, Dragica Milunovic, is a graduate of Claremont School of Art (1996) and Curtin University (Master of Arts 2007), whose work is driven by the technical concern of ‘mark making'.

 

In her paintings she explores a defined range of mark making through the investigation of its materiality, scale and colour. This minimalist restrictive discipline, nevertheless produces works which are both hypnotic & possessed of great beauty, achieving an intriguing illusion of depth imbued with movement

 

For Dragica, each mark acts in some respects as a mantra, painstakingly recording the persistent progression of the painting's making: a personal gesture inscribing time. These marks record the time she spends on the painting; the repetitive mark making, and its hand-made nature with its uneven surfaces, being critical to its success in creating a textually vibrant surface capable of conveying a sense of transcendence in the viewer..

 


 

EDUCATION

2007 Master of Art (Visual Arts), Curtin University , West Australia .

2000 Bachelor of Arts (Art) (Honours) Curtin University Western Australia .

1996 Diploma of Art (Art and Design) Claremont School of Art , Western Australia .

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2009 Marks Series 2, Gallery East, North Fremantle , WA

2009 McCulloch Gallery ‘ Marks-Paintings& Cubes' Melbourne Vic

2007 Elements Gallery, Subiaco, W A, “ Marks”

2007 Breadbox Gallery, Artrage complex, : ‘Paintings' Perth WA ,

2006 SPAN Galleries, ‘ The Space Between' Melbourne, Vic

2005 Momentous Arts, A Splash of Colour' Singapore , ‘

Breadbox Gallery-artrage complex, ‘The Space Between' Perth , WA ,

BGH Gallery, ‘The Space Between ' Santa Monica CA , USA

2004 Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, ‘ Plastic Paintings' , Perth , Western Australia

2003 Code Red Gallery Claremont Western Australia

2002 “Flying Solo” Hawthorn Gallery, Mt Hawthorn. Western Australia

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2009 Momentous Arts Gallery Singapore , Destinazione OZ Land , Singapore

2008 John Curtin Gallery, ‘DofA08 ,' Curtin University , Bentley WA .

2005 Momentous Arts Singapore , ‘Vast Land' Singapore .

2004 Agora Gallery NY , 'The Australian Art Exhibition' , , New York , USA .

2004 Span Galleries ‘ Vast', Melbourne Victoria , Australia

2003 ART03 The Western Australian Contemporary Art Fair (16-18 May 2003) ‘INSTANT ART' KURB.

2002-2003 ‘ Away from Home' Vivarts Group. Touring Western Australia , by ART ON THE MOVE.

2002 City of Wanneroo Annual exhibition (Winner of Open Award for painting Local Hero )

2001 Post Mortem, The Fringe Festival Perth group exhibition, Moore 's Building Fremantle, W.A.

1998PICA ‘Artist against racism' Group exhibition Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, W.A.

AWARDS/GRANTS

2009 Department of Culture and the Arts, WA, Artflight, exhib. McCulloch Gallery Melbourne Vic

2008 Australia Council / Visual Arts and Craft Strategy Grant

2008 Selected for inclusion- 2008 City of Joondalup Invitation Art Award , Joondalup, Wester Australia

2007 Selected for inclusion in the 35 th Alice Prize 2008.

2007 Selected for inclusion in the 2007 Bunbury Biennale , Western Australia .

2006 Selected for inclusion The Mandorla Award for Contemporary Religious Art 2007, Perth Western Australia .

2006 Selected for inclusion -2006 City of Joondalup Invitation Art Award , Joondalup Western Australia .

2005 Diploma of Excellence, Honourable award,(painting) Art Addiction Medial Museum , London UK

2005 ArtsWA Artflight Solo Exhibition ‘The Space Between' BGH Gallery , Santa Monica L.A. USA.

2004 Selected for inclusion ‘ SHE is Bitch' Walker St. Gallery, Dandenong , Victoria , Australia .

2003 ArtsWA – Artsflight ((group) SPAN galleries, Melbourne

2002 City of Wanneroo Open Award Moments in Time 2002, Painting “Local Hero”

2000 “Art on the Move”, Touring Exhibition Fund (VIVARTS group)

1999 Golden Key National Honour Society, Curtin University of Western Australia

COLLECTION

Fire & Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia .

City of Wanneroo , “Local Hero”

The Kings Perth Hotel

Central Metropolitan College of TAFE Perth archives, a photographic image of a painting.

Private and corporate collections in Australia and internationally.

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2009 Ric Spencer, ‘Marks' exh.cat.. McCulloch Gallery, Melbourne ,2009.

2008 Judith McGrath Art Seen In WA, dOFa08 reviewed 20 June 2008, www.artseeninwa.com.au

2007 Lyn DiCiero, ARTIST'S CHRONICLE, Issue No 116 SEPT/OCT 2007, West. Aust. ( cover page, & focus P. 6).

2007 Judith McGrath, ART Seen in WA, ‘Paintings” Reviewed by ( www.artseeninwa.com.au

2006 Claudia Newstead, Perth VITA Spring 2006 ‘ The Colour of Passion' (p124)

2005 DARE magazine Singapore (October 2005) ‘What Inspires Me' (p 16)

2005 Judith McGrath, ART Seen in W.A. 'The Space Between' Reviewed ( www.artseeninwa.com.au )

2005 d+a (design&architecture Asia ), 026, 2005, (p 83).

2004 Gallery & Studio , USA “Down Under and Beyond, Focuses on Australia June/July/August, 2004

2002 Art on the Move ANNUAL REPORT 2002 photo image of work DEGRADATION p 14.

2002 Art on the Move, Away from Home Exhibition & Education Kit, 2002

1998 Robert Cook, Publication The Western Australian (Today Arts) p6, May 6 1998

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
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