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TCotA Forum (Inveresk) - Dr Katharine Buljan


TCotA Forum is a public program of the Tasmanian College of the Arts

Start Date

12 Mar 2015 12:30 pm

End Date

12 Mar 2015 1:30 pm


Lecture Theatre 1A181, Inveresk Campus

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Students and members of the public are welcome to attend.

Buljan_SpiritualAuraofMikoKatharine Buljan is a Sydney-based artist and an independent scholar. She has exhibited her work in Australia, Italy, Hong Kong and Sweden winning various awards. In 2013, Katharine was selected as a finalist for the 62nd Blake Prize for Religious Art. In 1995, she was awarded a European Parchment for her contribution to arts at the XV Review of Contemporary Art in Galleria Forum Interart in Rome. Other art prizes she has won include first place in the foreign artists section at the II International Festival of Contemporary Painting in Sanremo (1994), and Plaque "Colosseum" (1993) – a prestigious Italian national art prize. Her works feature in the Yearbook of Modern Art – Contemporary Artists 2015 (Annuario D'Arte Moderna - Artisti Contemporanei 2015, edited by Silvio Sparaci), Rome, Italy: ACCA. She is also artist in residence in Sydney (A. R. P. Artist Residency Program).

Her theoretical training and research strongly underpin and complement her art practice. Katharine was awarded a PhD from the University of Sydney in 2007 and has completed a Master of Animation at the University of Technology, Sydney (2008) and a Master of Arts (Honours) at the University of Western Sydney, Nepean in 1998. In 1993, she majored in painting (a four-year degree) at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome. Katharine has been a sessional lecturer at the University of Technology, Sydney and a guest lecturer at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School and the University of Sydney.

She has published on visual art and animation. Katharine co-authored the book on Japanese animation titled Anime, Religion and Spirituality: Profane and Sacred Worlds in Contemporary Japan (Equinox, 2015), and her recent paintings have been inspired by the theoretical research she did for this book.

image credit: Katharine Buljan, Spiritual Aura of Miko, 2012-2013, oil on linen, 101.05 x 122.00cm

TCotA Forum is a series of free public lectures held at the Tasmanian College of the Arts (Inveresk). Students and members of the public are welcome to attend. Lectures are presented by staff, visiting scholars from Tasmania, mainland Australia and overseas, industry professionals and artists-in-residence.

Thursdays 12.30 - 1.30pm 

Lecture Theatre 1A181
Tasmanian College of the Arts (Inveresk)
Academy of the Arts
University of Tasmania
Inveresk Campus
Launceston 7250 AUSTRALIA