Margetic - Artist - Grovedale, VIC, Australia

Mirjana Margetic

Grovedale, VIC, Australia


Mirjana Margetic finished BA (Fine arts), Ballarat University, 2008. Her artwork explores the concept of human impact on the environment by redefining Australian landscape through drawings, paintings, mixed media as well as assembling found objects to create sculptures. The notions and transformations of identity are intrinsically linked to Margetic's artwork.

"...the attachment is not to a visual landscape itself but to a memory of it and my emotional journey with it. It is not a simple experience but a deeper and more complex way of connecting with land. The notion of truth in nature is also an important theme in my investigation, and it is illustrated by the sense of delusion that often permeates throughout my work."



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Work History

Professional Artist


Somewhere between; the identity transformation…

This exhibition is a collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures by Mirjana Margetic, inspired by landscapes from Echuca. This contemporary artwork considers the pursuit for identity as an endless inward and outward creative process, where the landscape is a vehicle for discussing identity and the transformation of identity.

The concept of identity is closely linked to Descartes’ understanding of the world and dualistic mind in which the method of doubt plays an important role. Essential element is that a creative process becomes rather an investigation of notions of inner-connections between human and nature. The notions of processes and changes of an identity, which are relatively conceivable, are linked to the creative thinking.

The History of Serbian Migration to Victoria; What Shapes my Identity Today?

This volume on The History of Serbian Migration in Victoria aims to provide an insight into the personal histories of Serbian migrants who came to Victoria in different waves of migrations since World War II. The oral stories collected here provide a window on the different experiences and challenges faced by the Serbian people during their migration and their integration into Australian society as well as their reconstitution into a Serbian community in Victoria.

“Why some birds sing and some do not”

“Why some birds sing and some do not” is the
recent collection of paintings, drawings and
sculptures by Mirjana Margetic inspired by artists
with disabilities. This artwork is questioning and
representing that influence on her art practices and
processes, revealing the possibility to invert power
relations. Instinct and imagination become the tools
for negotiation where the silent connections are
Mirjana Margetic is the one of art support workers at
the gallery.

M~M2014 Geelong's 24hours art walk

M~M2014 is an astounding original 24-hour 'extreme arts' pilgrimage - an 80km biennial journey in 12 stages that creates a contemporary songline across the municipality of Geelong, Victoria, Australia on 9th - 10th May 2014.
Mirjana Margetic - Station 3 Limeburners

Creating a tapestry of life-Migrant stories

“A tapestry of life - migrant stories - is an art project supported by Victorian Multicultural Commission, which aims to work with women of Serbian and other ethnic backgrounds. Its focus is on the process of re-constructing identity through the joint image-making. The art and craft workshops is tailored to suit the needs and interest of the participants by preserving a memory of skills such as weaving, crocheting and lacing to create an artwork.

Artist Statement

Somewhere - between...
Majestic old trees, often knotted and twisted with age, are an intrinsic part of the Australian landscape. So too are endless skies, deep blue oceans and rugged rocky ranges. I am fascinated by the vast epic qualities of the landscape and depict them in my poetic paintings.
“My attachment to landscape is not a simple experience but a deeper and more complex way of connecting with the land. Immensity is within me when I paint, sketch or sculpt. The tall and beautiful tree is a metaphor for the female form. By comparing the form of a tree, hill or mountain with a female body I try to suggest the relationship between humanity and the natural world. I think I am simply identifying landscape.”

Knowing and Belonging
The artwork explores the essence of migration and complex picture of the journey. It investigates the visual form of the body as a language of emotions and experiences that come and go and shape an identity, ranging from joy to sadness, from gain to loss.

“Many migrant journeys are relatable but also diverse. The resemblance is in what we leave behind and how we struggle to begin anew. The variation is how we carry on our lives based on “the known”. Everyone chooses how and where to “belong”. It is a thread that we weave through our “memories” and “the knowing” of where we have come from, that assists us in making a new beginning.

Qualifications & Certifications

Certificate IV Disability Study

Certificate IV Disability Study

Bachelor of Fine Arts ( Painting)

University of Ballarat

Bachelor of Arts ( Australian studies and History)

Deakin University

Medical High School "Mika Mitrovic" Sabac

University of Ballarat

University of Belgrade

Deakin University

Medicinska skola "Mika Mitrovic" Sabac

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