Tanja Milbourne is creating a space for her art to be shared
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Growing up as a 'Third Culture Kid', I have called a multitude of very different countries 'home', and it has always been difficult to pin down exactly 'where I'm from'. My artistic subject matter and body of work are therefore, I think, equally diverse - there are however themes that run through all my works, they revolve around 'Place', 'Identity' and 'Perception'.
I work in a variety of mediums, my favourite being Photography, but also drawing, painting, model making, video, projections, animation and installation, and I love collaborating with interesting people.


My most recent project: UNCERTAINTY



At certain moments in our lives, it is like time stands still. We know for a fact that nothing will ever be the same again. It can be a scary, daunting and a very emotional time.

I believe that everyone actually constantly exists in a state of uncertainty - no human being is 'immune' to illness, death, age or disaster, all we can do is choose HOW to deal with it.

This series explores our relationship to the body and seeks to express, through the language of dance, our emotions when faced with our own and possibly imminent mortality.

The body is central to our emotions and sometimes words just cannot express their depth and complexity. I find that dance is like a universal language, especially to communicate emotions and relationships, while leaving room for the viewer to explore their own emotions and interpret whatever it means to them.

I choose to photograph exact moments in time where the dancer appears in a state of equilibrium, where it is uncertain wether they are falling or wether the captured shape of the movement is part of the choreography - are they in control or not? It is deliberately an open question.

I believe this Uncertainty to be part of the human condition.



I will use this space here, to firstly, draw a bit of a timeline, going through my artistic development, taking stock.

Using my list of shows below as a guide, I will take you along on my journey. And anyone who feels like 'joining my tribe' will be able to access even more content and more art!


























Why am I doing this here?
Because it works like a subscription model.

Money is important to pay for the art making, but recognition is worth even more!
Does my work make you feel anything?
Would you like to own one of my pieces?

Signing up to anything requires a certain amount of commitment. Signing up to support a visual artist would mean, that you believe in this extravagant endeavour of mine, which gives me reassurance to keep going :)





SHOWS

2016
'The Flooding of Venice' Venice Architecture Biennale, Pallazzo Mora, Venice

2013
'The Secret Life Of Buildings' & 'Just like swimming' Urban AU 2, Stattbad Wedding, Berlin

2011
'Inspiration from above' & 'behind this wall 2' Urban AU, Gallery of Australian Design, Canberra

2010
'Will you miss me when I'm gone?', site intervention at Bell Primary School, Coburg, prior to demolition
'Lazy Slum', Blindside ARI, Melbourne
'100 proofs the earth is not a globe', Next Wave Festival, Melbourne

2009
'Alone bath', 37 Proofs, Six_a gallery, Hobart
'Degraves Street Subway', Frame Residency at Platform, Melbourne

2008
'Arab Telephone', Platform, Melbourne
'Projection Window', Centre For Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
'Inversions', Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne
'Waiting For There' , Transitlounge, Berlin

2007
'In my backyard' , Red Earth Gallery, Mooroolbark, Australia
'Islands Crossing', Darwin Visual Arts Association, Darwin
'1:1' & '1:20', Transitlounge, Berlin, Germany
'Yards Project' , Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne

2005
'as much as I can', ZiM Spacer, Rotterdam 'dark city', Vitrine, Rotterdam

2004
'Intellect made us blind', Suzanne Tarasieve Gallery, Paris
'somewhere in the city', Phototechnica Exhibition Space, Sydney

Tiers
I am with you!
$1 or more per month

This is awesome!!! 

- There will be patreon only posts, about what I am working on right now and 

- special offers on limited edition and completely original artwork. 

You are onto something!
$2 or more per month

Fantastic!!! This gives me such a boost :) 

- There will be patreon only posts, about what I am working on right now and 

- special offers on limited edition and completely original artwork. 

- Also, I will send you a set of 3 postcards of my 'Uncertainty' series right away.

More than a feeling!
$4 or more per month

Absolutely Amazing!!!

There will be 

- patreon only posts, about what I am working on right now and 

- special offers on limited edition and completely original artwork. 

- Also, I will send you a set of 3 postcards of my 'Uncertainty' series right away.

AND 

- Once a year, subscribers to this tier will get a special little something in the mail :) 

You will go far!
$8 or more per month

OUTSTANGING

There will be 

- patreon only posts, about what I am working on right now and 

- special offers on limited edition and completely original artwork. 

- Also, I will send you a set of 3 postcards of my 'Uncertainty' series right away.

AND 

- Once a year, subscribers to this tier will get a special little something in the mail :) .... a surprise!

AND

- if you like, some face time with me, or a chat or whatever works :)

Growing up as a 'Third Culture Kid', I have called a multitude of very different countries 'home', and it has always been difficult to pin down exactly 'where I'm from'. My artistic subject matter and body of work are therefore, I think, equally diverse - there are however themes that run through all my works, they revolve around 'Place', 'Identity' and 'Perception'.
I work in a variety of mediums, my favourite being Photography, but also drawing, painting, model making, video, projections, animation and installation, and I love collaborating with interesting people.


My most recent project: UNCERTAINTY



At certain moments in our lives, it is like time stands still. We know for a fact that nothing will ever be the same again. It can be a scary, daunting and a very emotional time.

I believe that everyone actually constantly exists in a state of uncertainty - no human being is 'immune' to illness, death, age or disaster, all we can do is choose HOW to deal with it.

This series explores our relationship to the body and seeks to express, through the language of dance, our emotions when faced with our own and possibly imminent mortality.

The body is central to our emotions and sometimes words just cannot express their depth and complexity. I find that dance is like a universal language, especially to communicate emotions and relationships, while leaving room for the viewer to explore their own emotions and interpret whatever it means to them.

I choose to photograph exact moments in time where the dancer appears in a state of equilibrium, where it is uncertain wether they are falling or wether the captured shape of the movement is part of the choreography - are they in control or not? It is deliberately an open question.

I believe this Uncertainty to be part of the human condition.



I will use this space here, to firstly, draw a bit of a timeline, going through my artistic development, taking stock.

Using my list of shows below as a guide, I will take you along on my journey. And anyone who feels like 'joining my tribe' will be able to access even more content and more art!


























Why am I doing this here?
Because it works like a subscription model.

Money is important to pay for the art making, but recognition is worth even more!
Does my work make you feel anything?
Would you like to own one of my pieces?

Signing up to anything requires a certain amount of commitment. Signing up to support a visual artist would mean, that you believe in this extravagant endeavour of mine, which gives me reassurance to keep going :)





SHOWS

2016
'The Flooding of Venice' Venice Architecture Biennale, Pallazzo Mora, Venice

2013
'The Secret Life Of Buildings' & 'Just like swimming' Urban AU 2, Stattbad Wedding, Berlin

2011
'Inspiration from above' & 'behind this wall 2' Urban AU, Gallery of Australian Design, Canberra

2010
'Will you miss me when I'm gone?', site intervention at Bell Primary School, Coburg, prior to demolition
'Lazy Slum', Blindside ARI, Melbourne
'100 proofs the earth is not a globe', Next Wave Festival, Melbourne

2009
'Alone bath', 37 Proofs, Six_a gallery, Hobart
'Degraves Street Subway', Frame Residency at Platform, Melbourne

2008
'Arab Telephone', Platform, Melbourne
'Projection Window', Centre For Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
'Inversions', Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne
'Waiting For There' , Transitlounge, Berlin

2007
'In my backyard' , Red Earth Gallery, Mooroolbark, Australia
'Islands Crossing', Darwin Visual Arts Association, Darwin
'1:1' & '1:20', Transitlounge, Berlin, Germany
'Yards Project' , Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne

2005
'as much as I can', ZiM Spacer, Rotterdam 'dark city', Vitrine, Rotterdam

2004
'Intellect made us blind', Suzanne Tarasieve Gallery, Paris
'somewhere in the city', Phototechnica Exhibition Space, Sydney

Recent posts by Tanja Milbourne

Tiers
I am with you!
$1 or more per month

This is awesome!!! 

- There will be patreon only posts, about what I am working on right now and 

- special offers on limited edition and completely original artwork. 

You are onto something!
$2 or more per month

Fantastic!!! This gives me such a boost :) 

- There will be patreon only posts, about what I am working on right now and 

- special offers on limited edition and completely original artwork. 

- Also, I will send you a set of 3 postcards of my 'Uncertainty' series right away.

More than a feeling!
$4 or more per month

Absolutely Amazing!!!

There will be 

- patreon only posts, about what I am working on right now and 

- special offers on limited edition and completely original artwork. 

- Also, I will send you a set of 3 postcards of my 'Uncertainty' series right away.

AND 

- Once a year, subscribers to this tier will get a special little something in the mail :) 

You will go far!
$8 or more per month

OUTSTANGING

There will be 

- patreon only posts, about what I am working on right now and 

- special offers on limited edition and completely original artwork. 

- Also, I will send you a set of 3 postcards of my 'Uncertainty' series right away.

AND 

- Once a year, subscribers to this tier will get a special little something in the mail :) .... a surprise!

AND

- if you like, some face time with me, or a chat or whatever works :)