Milan Milojevic was born in Hobart, Tasmania, in 1954 of Yugoslavian/German descent. In 1976 he received a Bachelor BA (Visual Arts) from the Tasmanian School of Art, Tasmanian College of Advanced Education, Hobart, majoring in Printmaking. Milan Milojevic is currently Head of the Printmaking studio at the Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania. He is a Chief Investigator and member of DARF (Digital Art Research Facility) at the Tasmanian School of Art.

George was one of eleven children born on a farm near the small village of Recovac, 75k from Belgrade. He left at the earliest possible opportunity for the lure of bright lights big city. He did this with his best mate and they joined the air force academy in Belgrade. World War 2 broke out and very early in the piece they were shot down and spent almost three years in a prisoner of war camp near Hamburg, Germany.

Most of the prisoners worked as labourers in factories or on farms, they had very little to eat, and as his photographs testify he was certainly lean. He initially worked on a nearby farm, but when the Germans noticed his artistic talents, he was in a sense commissioned to do paintings for German officers.

After being liberated by the allies, he ended up in the British occupational forces in Germany.

After four years of being away from home he returned only to find that two of his brothers axed to death his father, my grandfather, and shortly after his mother died.
So he went back to Germany achieved refugee status and sailed for Australia.
He first arrived in Melbourne, and then went onto Bonegilla migrant camp for processing and then ended up in the central highlands of Tasmania. In a place called Bronte Park. He stayed with the Hydro for three years, which he was contracted to do under the refugee deal. He always spoke fondly about his experience, primarily the mateship that occurred. In fact there were quite a few that had been with him since his POW days.

After his Hydro days he worked for the immigration department as a translator and was certainly a key player in bringing over migrants from the former Yugoslavia. He spoke six or seven languages, which he must have learnt in the POW camp.

Milan Milojevic 2002