TATJANA ESTE

Visual Artist working in River Studios


Tatjana Este is a multi-disciplinary artist working predominantly in installation, drawing and performance. Informed by her personal history as well as her cultural heritage and engagement with contemporary politics, Este’s work explores various dichotomies with a particular interest in the relationship between appearances and the concealed. Symbolic objects, time, line, body and the human psychology are recurring subjects of Este’s conceptually based and aesthetically driven work.

Currently based in Melbourne, Tatjana Este was born in Uzice, former Yugoslavia and completed her Bachelors and Masters of Fine Arts with Honours at Elam School Of Fine Arts, Auckland University, New Zealand.

Este has exhibited in Australia and internationally and her works are held in collections across Australia, New Zealand, Serbia, Switzerland and Italy. Este’s latest international solo exhibition was presented in 2017 at The Center for Visual arts, Gallery Reflektor in Serbia. In 2018, Este was selected as a winner of BOAA Blue Award resulting in a solo exhibition at The Biennale Of Australian Art.
Este has also been involved in a number of theatre productions, design projects, public and private art commissions. She has created works for institutions such as Capital E, Victoria University, Massey University and Silo Theatre In New Zealand.

Tatjana Este is a premium member of NAVA and a honorary member of UVUU – Visual Artist Association at the Centre for Visual Arts in Uzice, Serbia.
In addition to her studio practice, Este teaches art at various schools and venues throughout Melbourne.

What attracted you to the space and what makes your studio suitable for your practice? 

I have been at River studios since the very beginning and I absolutely love it here. I was attracted by the great location, warehouse style architecture, affordable rent and the opportunity to be part of a creative community. My studio has a beautiful natural light which is important to me. The use of the additional project areas makes River Studios a prefect space for my multidisciplinary practice.