Marijana Tadic

Through her work, Marijana Tadic makes sense of the world we live in. Similarities and differences between European and Australian appreciation of light and natural environment play a significant role in her art practice, her selection of materials and methods of creation. Marijana often uses the methods of layering and weaving, which is reminiscent to sedimentation or a way of forming found in nature. Both layering and weaving methods are imbued with their own intrinsic qualities and symbolism, which speak of Australian culture that is continually evolving and forming.

Marijana is particularly interested in exploring human relationships, between cultural groups or individuals and the surrounding environment, natural or urban. She has a special interest in the experiences, stories and perceptions that shape the lives of culturally diverse communities, as well as in acknowledging and learning from Indigenous cultures around caring for country and community in shaping our contemporary Australia. Marijana embraces the richness of varied technologies and approaches to her sculptural practice, which appeal to diverse audiences while maintaining excellence in contemporary art practice.