Clare Milledge, Badb: bro im glitched, 2023

Dr. Clare Milledge is an artist and academic who explores the artist-shaman archetype to connect with contemporary ecologies and existence. Employing enigmatic historical frameworks, she explores how magic and the occult can be used to re-evaluate Westernised connections to non- human entities, including animals, nature, and language. Guided by intuition and grounded in fieldwork, Milledge gathers material from a diverse range of sources including conversations, poems, folklore, literature, the occult, political ecology, feminist theory, MMORPG chat rooms, Tinder profiles, and garden walks. These eclectic elements coalesce to form public assemblage, where her iconic hinterglasmalerei paintings serve as keystones. This technique, employed by Byzantine painters, entails the application of oil paint on the reverse side of glass.

Milledge lives and works in Sydney, Australia and holds a Doctor of Philosophy at Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney (2013), and completed her Honours year at the Statenskunst Akademi, Oslo. Significant exhibitions include From the other side, ACCA, Melbourne (2024); Living Patterns: Contemporary Australian Abstraction, QAGOMA, Brisbane (2023) ; the 23rd Biennale of Sydney: rīvus (2022); NGV Triennial, Melbourne (2020) and Magic Object, Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art (2016). She was an artist in residence at ArtSpace, Sydney (2015-2016). Her work is held in significant private and institutional collections including National Gallery of Victoria, Monash University Museum of Art and Artbank.

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bramble-hound, heron-wound: two stone wolves

bramble-hound, heron-wound: two stone wolves

Clare Milledge

20 July – 24 August 2024

melbourne

Melbourne Art Fair

Dane Lovett, Clare Milledge, Tom Polo, Julia Trybala

22 February – 25 February 2024

art fair

Dark is the night before day

Jon Cattapan, Adam Lee, Clare Milledge, Nell, Jason Phu, Heather B. Swann & Jake Walker

9 June – 18 June 2023

off-site

Clare Milledge

lfp mottled and green: looking for a cleric sib

28 April – 27 May 2023

sydney

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Ten year show

12 June – 10 July 2021

melbourne

Clare Milledge

Dychymig Dychymig: Tree Alphabet

3 April – 1 May 2021

melbourne

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Clare Milledge

Police Camp: Passive Recreation Area

11 April – 9 May 2020

sydney

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Pleasure Plants

Adam Lee, Sam Martin, Clare Milledge, Sean Peoples, André Piguet, Michael Staniak, Marian Tubbs, Michelle Ussher, Isadora Vaughan

11 September – 26 October 2019

sydney

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Sydney Contemporary

Adam Lee, Sam Martin, Clare Milledge, Marian Tubbs

10 September – 15 September 2019

art fair

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Ruler, rete

Daniel Boyd, Zac Langdon-Pole, Clare Milledge, Tomislav Nikolic, Gareth Sansom, Marian Tubbs

26 April – 12 May 2019

off-site

Clare Milledge

Sacks of wind: a rock harder than rock

24 November – 22 December 2018

melbourne

Pestilent Unground; Epidemic Openness

Uri Aran, Tim Bučković, Alex Cuffe, Richard Frater, Zac Langdon-Pole, Clare Milledge, Joshua Petherick, André Piguet, and Isadora Vaughan. Curated by Jack Willet

26 September – 17 October 2015

melbourne

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Anthropocene Circle: Theory Theory

10 July – 31 August 2013

melbourne