Julie-Anne Milinski is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice explores humanity’s relationship with their environment to reveal reciprocities and interdependencies with other living things, and the liveliness of the materials we introduce into our shared habitat. Her observations of plants’ agency reconsiders humancentric perspectives of the natural world. Parallel to these concerns is an exploration of narrative through familial craft traditions: macrame, crochet, ceramics, and woodwork, using oblique references to art history as both inspiration and grounding.
Milinski completed a Diploma of Visual Art in 2004 at RMIT Melbourne, a Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting) in 2007 at the Victorian College of the Arts, and a Bachelor of Fine Art Honours (First Class) in 2011 at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University. In 2016 she was awarded her PhD from Griffith University for her research project The Botanical within the Built: Visual Art and Urban Botany. Milinski has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in artist-run, commercial and institutional spaces in Australia and the USA.