Victoria Bilogan & Roger Alsop

Images by Victoria Bilogan, music and videos by Roger Alsop

This piece was presented at the 2021 Australasian Computer Music Conference

Selected piano works based on Lost Horizons poems by Victoria Bilogan

1Shared Lost Horizons Conference version 1 45 pm 26 08 2021.mp4

ACMC presentation 2021 Lost Horizons

Victoria Bilogan Artist Biography

Engaged in fine art printmaking, drawing, painting, book illustration and other forms of graphic arts Victoria is practicing as a printmaker in a large format mezzotints and xylography.

Born in Odessa, Ukraine, Victoria graduated with a double degree in arts and music performance in Ukraine, and after migrating to Australia, Victoria obtained degrees in fine arts and music performance at the Victorian College of Arts, The University of Melbourne , for which she had received postgraduate scholarship. She has further studied through workshops at Scuola Grafica Internazionale, Venezia, Italy. Bilogan explores human condition and concepts of emotional ecology, and trauma in a contemporary environment. Her work is inextricably linked with and informed by her parallel career as a pianist, both in the classical and popular fields.

A participant in over 200 national and international group and solo exhibitions, both juried and invitational biennials, including One Belt, One Road Cultural Exchange (China), Young Printmakers’Camp, Tianjin (China), Silk Road, Expo, Dunhuang (China), Geoge Haegeungang Theme Museum Festival, (Korea), Struga Art Conference (North Macedonia), Global print, (Portugal).

Her work is part of public and private collections in over 30 international galleries including Guanlan Printmaking Museum, Vernon Public Gallery, Sofia National Gallery, (Bulgaria), Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts (Russia),“Collection Mini Print Cantabria, La Mer et les Phares à Bordeaux” at Cervantes Institute in Bordeaux (France), Cantabria Mini Print collection, (Spain), Livno Franciscan Museum and Gallery Gorica-Livno Bosnia Herzegovina, Australian Art Council printmaking Foundation, Japan International Exchange Geidai University Museum Chinretsukan Gallery Tokyo, (Japan) and Berlin Mini Maxi Print, 2020 Berlin (Germany).

Victoria is the recipient of several international awards and artist grants including Curator’s Award World Heritage Printmaking Triennial Ekaterinburg, (Russia), 2020,Grand Prize for craftsmanship, experimentation with form, and response to text: Artist’s Book Prize, Firestation Printmaking Studio: Australia 2020; Finalist: 6th International Printmaking Biennale, Guanlan China, 2017; Finalist, Okanagan Printmaking Triennial, (Canada),2020; Second International Mini Print Triennial “Intaglio”, White World Gallery, Kyiv, (Ukraine),2020, First Prize Winner: “3 + 10 Prize – Grafica d’arte” Prize for originality and experimentation, Printmaking Award, Venice, Italy,2018; Finalist, Inkmasters, 5th Print Triennial, Cairns, Australia 2021.

Victoria worked on commissions and presented as guest artist in residence and at art events and residencies across China, USA, Latin America, Australia, Europe and India including Assisi Ginestrelle Art residence, Italy, Scuola Grafica Internazionale, Venice, Italy, Cairns Art Gallery, Australia, Guanlan Printmaking Base, Shenzhen, China, Atelier 3 +10 Mestre, Venezia, Italy, Young Artists Camp, Tianjin, China, and Beijing Winter Olympics Exchange 2022.

Publications of her work and articles in multiple catalogues and recent publication in the International women’s magazine,’‘Muse”,” We are contemporary” 2021.Represented by Epreuve d’Artiste Gallery, Antwerp Belgium, Galleri Heike Arndt, Kettinge, Denmark, and Gallery Heike Arndt Berlin, Germany.

Roger Alsop Artist Biography

Roger Alsop is a multidisciplinary artist who focuses primarily on the creation of collaborative and improvised artworks. He works in theatre, galleries, and music performance and his work has been presented in Asia, United States and Europe.

He has created and presented musical and audiovisual works and writing in conferences throughout the world discussing the creative process and relationships between text, sound, and visual imagery, and how these maybe generated through improvised and computer-based processes. He is constantly developing interactive and collaborative processes to explore and enhance the hybrid nature of modern creativity. His art work has been supported by VicHealth, Regional Arts Victoria, Arts Access, Multicultural Arts Victoria, La Mama, Kaunas Gallery (Lithuania) , Australischebotschaft-ost (Berlin), Latrobe, and Hawthorn Galleries, the Royal Botanic Gardens, World Stage Design, Prague Quadrennial, and Liminaria (Italy). He has taught at Nicola Sala Conservatorium, and Greenwich, Edinburgh, and Belgrade Universities.

He has presented lectures, artworks and writing at the International Computer Music, Korean Electro-Acoustic Music Society, and Australasian Computer Music Conferences, International Society of Electronics Arts, CSIRO, Prague Quadrennial, World Stage Design, and the Melbourne Festival. He also supervises research students and teaches Interactive Art, Research Skills, Electronic Music, and Mixed Media at Melbourne University and Box Hill Institute.