Drasko Bolijevic

A Masters of Contemporary Arts graduate at VCA (2012), Boljevic began his career in Zagreb at the Academy if Fine Art. Since his arrival in Australia in the early ’90s he has completed a VCA Fine Arts degree majoring in Sculpture (1997) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Visual Arts (painting) in 2011. Boljevic has also seen his work extend to theatre as a set designer and prop and puppet maker for several theatre companies including the Institute of Pataphysical Studies, More than Opera and the Malthouse Theatre directed by Michael Kantor. He has exhibited in more than 30 shows, including two solo shows of painting and sculpture at Brightspace Gallery (2008) and the Gasworks Arts Park (2011). In 2009 he was a finalist in the AGNSW Sulman Prize. He has also been selected for the Off The Wall show at the Melbourne Art Fair (2010) and in 2014 he received the first prize at the Stonnington Council Art Town competition and showed his Coop’s Shot Tower installation for White Night Melbourne. The bizarre theatricality of his work hints at an Eastern European carnivalesque, a pyrotechnic insanitorium.