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Mirjana Dobson

Mirjana Dobson (b. 1971 Australia)

Mirjana Dobson is an artist with a curiosity and preoccupation for the beauty and vulnerability of all living things. She creates sculptural organisms whose texture, colour and form closely identify with our wonderous coral reef and underwater ecosystems. Using clay as her medium, Dobson translates her observations of the natural world to reflect changes in states of Nature due to human influences.

Oecologia is a designated branch of biology that looks specifically at how organisms relate to their external world. The term was coined by the biologist / artist Ernst Heackel whose drawings and research has formed the basis of Dobson's work. "Nature has created an inexhaustible wealth of wonderous forms whose beauty and diversity way exceed anything that has been created by man.” Ernst Haeckel, 1899

Education 

2016
Flinders University, Bachelor Degree in Creative Art (Visual Art)

2013
Adelaide College of the Arts, Certificate IV in Ceramics & Sculpture

1994
University of South Australia, Bachelor of Education

Exhibitions

2019    
Oecologia, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide
Obtuse, Hughes Gallery, Fullarton, South Australia

2018    
Group Exhibition, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide
Hill Smith Gallery Stockroom Works, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide.
Port Lincoln Art Prize 2017 Exhibition, Nautilus Arts Centre, Pt Lincoln.

2017  
Small Works Art Prize Exhibition, Brunswick St Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
Helpmann 2017 Celebration & Fundraiser, Bendigo Bank, Adelaide
Bloom, Studio 1855, Adelaide
Clunes Ceramic Award Exhibition, Union Bank Arts Centre, Clunes, Victoria.
St Ignatius Art Show, St Ignatius College, Adelaide.
RSVP - Greyscale, Light Square Gallery, Adelaide.
The Nature of Things, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide.
Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition, Torrens Parade Ground, Adelaide.
It’s Getting Hot in Here – A Climate Change Exhibition, Raj House, Adelaide.

2016  
Ingress, Light Square Gallery, Adelaide.
SALA – AC Arts Students, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide.

2015  
Icons of South Australia Frog Cake Exhibition, SAHMRI building, Adelaide

Awards / Achievements

2018    
Winner - 9th Solar Art Prize – Caring for Our Environment – RSASA Gallery, Adelaide
Finalist -  Port Lincoln Art Prize

2017    
Finalist - Brunswick Street Gallery Small Works Art Prize
Finalist - Bendigo Adelaide Bank Award
Finalist - Clunes Ceramic Award
Winner -  Helpmann Academy / City Rural Travel Award

2016    
Nominated on behalf of Flinders University for PICA “Hatched” exhibition

Mirjana Dobson

Precious # 1


Ceramic, slip, glaze, gold lustre

6 x 12 x 4 cm

$350

Mirjana Dobson

Precious # 8


Ceramic, slip, glaze, gold lustre

5 x 11 x 6.5 cm

$475

Mirjana Dobson

Precious # 2


Ceramic, slip, glaze, gold lustre

8 x 9 x 9cm

$475
SOLD

Mirjana Dobson

Precious # 7


Ceramic, slip, glaze, gold lustre

9 x 6 x 9 cm

$375
SOLD

Mirjana Dobson

From Haeckel's Atlas #9


ceramic, slip, glaze, gold lustre

31.5 x 31.5 x 5.5 cm

$840

Mirjana Dobson

From Haeckel's Atlas #8


ceramic, slip, glaze, gold lustre

31 x 31.5 x 5.5 cm (framed)

$865

Mirjana Dobson

From Haeckel's Atlas #7


ceramic, slip, glaze, gold lustre

31.5 x 31.5 x 5.5 cm

$850

Mirjana Dobson

From Haeckel's Atlas #6


ceramic, slip, glaze, gold lustre

31.5 x 31.5 x 5.5 cm

$920

Mirjana Dobson

From Haeckel's Atlas #5


ceramic, slip, glaze, gold lustre

31.5 x 31.5 x 5.5 cm (framed)

$950

Mirjana Dobson

From Haeckel's Atlas #4


ceramic, slip, glaze, gold lustre

31.5 x 31.5 x 5.5 cm (framed)

 

$890

Mirjana Dobson

From Haeckel's Atlas #3


ceramic, slip, glaze, gold lustre

31.5 x 31.5 x 5.5 cm (framed)

$880

Mirjana Dobson

From Haeckel's Atlas #2


ceramic, slip, glaze, gold lustre

31.5 x 31.5 x 5.5 cm (framed)

$920

Mirjana Dobson

From Haeckel's Atlas #1


ceramic, slip, glaze, gold lustre

31.5 x 31.5 x 5.5 cm (framed)

$950

Mirjana Dobson

Reef Vessel # 2


Ceramic, slip, glaze

6 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm

$375

Mirjana Dobson

Reef Vessel # 3


Ceramic, slip, glaze

8 x 7 x 7 cm

 

$375

Mirjana Dobson

Reef Vessel # 4


Ceramic, slip, glaze

10 x 10 x 10 cm

$490

Mirjana Dobson

Reef Vessel # 5


Ceramic, slip, glaze

7 x 7 x 7 cm

$375

Mirjana Dobson

Reef Vessel # 7


Ceramic, slip, glaze

15 x 11 x 11 cm

$820

Mirjana Dobson

Reef Vessel # 8


Ceramic, slip, glaze

7 x 7 x 7 cm

$375

Mirjana Dobson

Reef Vessel # 11


Ceramic, slip, glaze

6 x 6 x 6 cm

$375

Mirjana Dobson

Reef Vessel # 6


Ceramic, slip, glaze

15 x 11 x 11 cm

$850
SOLD

Mirjana Dobson

Hand Series 3


Slip cast stoneware ceramic, wood, glass

20 x 10 x 10 cm

$750

Mirjana Dobson

Hand specimen


Slip cast stoneware ceramic, wood, glass

20 x 10 x 10 cm

$750

Mirjana Dobson

Hand series #1


Slip cast stoneware ceramic, glass, wood

$750

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