Clare Milledge

Artist and Senior Lecturer
Senior Lecturer

Dr Clare Milledge is an artist and academic.

She lives and works between the lands of the Arakwal people in Bundjalung country (Broken Head, Northern NSW) and the lands of the Bidjigal and Gadigal people (Paddington, Sydney). She is a lecturer at UNSW Art & Design and is represented by STATION.

Her work re-examines contemporary environments with a focus on our engagement with ecology through art, in particular through the use of the historical figure of the artist-shaman. Working with fieldwork as her primary methodology she collects, re-organises, transforms and re-presents recordings, information and material gathered on ecological surveys and site visits. Her research output takes the form of public installation environments that variously incorporate glass paintings, textile works, costumes, sets, collaborative experimental sound and performance.

Milledge completed her Doctor of Philosophy at Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney in 2013. Part of her candidacy (2008) was spent at the Universität der Künste, Berlin. She completed her Honours year (also administered by Sydney College of the Arts) at the Statenskunst Akademi in Oslo (2006) and maintains an active engagement with Norwegian contemporary art. 

 

 

Journal articles
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Milledge C, 2021, 'WORKING WITH TRADITION: CLARE MILLEDGE’S REVERSE GLASS PAINTINGS', NGV Magazine, https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/ngv-magazine-online/issue-26-jan-feb-2021-2/working-with-tradition-clare-milledges-reverse-glass-paintings/
2021
Creative Works (non-textual)
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Milledge C, 2020, Police Camp: Passive Recreation Area, Police Camp: Passive Recreation Area, STATION, Suite 201, 20 Bayswater Road Potts Point, New South Wales 2011, 11 April 2020 - 09 May 2020, medium: 9 oil paintings on toughened glass with recycled hardwood frames, 2 acrylic paintings on walls., at: http://stationgallery.com.au/exhibitions/clare-milledge-2020
2020
Milledge C, 2020, Eidothea: Immortal Clones of the Perlite Deposits, The Fauvette Loureiro Travelling Art Scholarship Finalists Exhibition (Established), Sydney College of the Arts Gallery, Old Teachers College, Manning Road, Camperdown NSW 2006, 02 October 2020 - 13 November 2020, medium: Oil on stained glass, found tree parts,, at: https://www.sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/news/2020/10/02/fauvette-loureiro-memorial-scholarships.html
2020
Milledge C, 2020, Eidothea: Immortal Clones of the Pelite Deposits (Nightcap), Wakeful Consciousness, Disclaimer Journal, 01 November 2020 - 01 January 2021, medium: Poem on webpage, at: https://disclaimer.org.au/contents/from-wakefulness-to-consciousness/eidothea-immortal-clones-of-the-perlite-deposits-nightcap
2020
Milledge C, 2020, Little shrike-thrush calling in the gully: in praise of shadows, LOVE(f)ART:#02 IN ISO, LOVEART, 61 Ocean St Woollahra NSW 2025, 09 September 2020 - 27 October 2020, medium: oil on toughened glass, lead, galvanised steel wire 47.5 x 46 cm five parts each, at: https://www.loveart.com/lovefart
2020
Milledge C, 2020, Sacks of Wind: A Rock Harder Than Rock, NGV Triennial, National Gallery of Victoria, 19 December 2020 - 18 April 2021, medium: Oil on toughened glass, bronze, steel., at: https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/triennial-2020/
2020
Milledge C, 2019, Lunar Declension, Idle Worship, Lismore Regional Gallery, Australia, 17 August 2019 - 13 October 2019, medium: oil on glass, at: https://www.lismoregallery.org/cp_themes/default/page.asp?p=DOC-KBA-52-46-27#.XdM0BDIzagQ
2019
Milledge C, 2019, Pleasure Plants, Pleasure Plants, STATION, Sydney, 11 September 2019 - 26 October 2019, at: https://stationgallery.com.au/exhibitions/pleasure-plants
2019
Milledge C, 2019, Stations Direct and Xanthos Retrograde, Sydney Contemporary, Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia, 11 September 2019 - 15 September 2019, medium: oil on glass, recycled Australian hardwood, at: https://sydneycontemporary.com.au/program-sectors19/
2019
Milledge C, 2019, Art as Fieldwork: Hot Spell on the Way, Second Sight: Witchcraft, Ritual, Power, University of Queensland Art Museum, 01 March 2019 - 29 June 2019, medium: Painting, installation, sound performance, at: https://art-museum.uq.edu.au/second-sight-witchcraft-ritual-power
2019
Milledge C, 2019, Cosmic Downloads: Institutional Agility and Moon Drawing Down, Ruler, rete, Arndt Art Agency, Fasenenstraße 28, Berlin 10719 Berlin, 26 April 2019 - 12 May 2019, medium: Oil on glass, bronze, at: https://stationgallery.com.au/exhibitions/ruler-rete
2019
Milledge C, 2017, Antipodean Field Survey: Vertebrate calls Glenorchy, NZ and Oslo, NO 1.2.17 - 7.2.17, What Remains, Fotogalleriet, Oslo, Norway, 09 February 2017 - 19 March 2017, medium: acrylic on glass gallery windows, at: http://www.fotogalleriet.no/en/exhibitions/what-remains-exh
2017
Milledge C, 2017, Strigiformes: Binocular, Binaural I, Hot Pocket, Museet for Samtidskunst, Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo, 01 June 2017 - 01 June 2017, medium: Sound, performance, props, at: http://www.nasjonalmuseet.no/en/exhibitions_and_events/exhibitions/museum_of_contemporary_art/Tori+Wr%C3%A5nes.+Hot+Pocket.b7C_wBzM5g.ips
2017
Milledge C, 2017, Ton Sur Ton; Rice Ambient Liquid Lens Soap, Crusted Heat, The Commercial Gallery, Redfern, 01 July 2017 - 29 July 2017, medium: Oil on glass, bronze, at: https://thecommercialgallery.com/artist/clare-milledge/exhibition/817/crusted-heat-christmann-ghaemi-milledge-perry
2017
Milledge C, 2017, Strigiformes: Binocular, Binaural II, Remedial Works, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, 11 November 2017 - 24 December 2017, at: http://pica.org.au/show/remedial-works/
2017
Milledge C, 2016, If you were a bread; if you were a coin; if you were a ninja; if you were a swing bridge, Sunday Punch, Sydney College of the Arts, 07 February 2016 - 07 February 2016, medium: pvc conduit, copper, silk, artists' beercaps, hessian, plastic fabric, cotton, hemp rope, bronze shackles, dried mandarin peel from a year looking at the sea, air dimensions variable, at: http://www.sundaypunch.com.au/#/clare-milledge/
2016
Milledge C, 2016, Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Magic Object, Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Magic Object, Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide, Australia, 27 February 2016 - 15 May 2016, at: http://adelaidebiennial.com.au/2016/artist/clare-milledge/
2016
Milledge C, 2016, Self Reflexive Critique: Iota, The Mnemonic Mirror, Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia, 10 May 2016 - 01 July 2016, medium: oil on glass, textiles, bronze, at: https://www.griffith.edu.au/visual-creative-arts/griffith-artworks/exhibition-program/2016-exhibitions/mnemonic-mirror
2016
Milledge C, 2016, Self Reflexive Critique: Alpha Mu, The Mnemonic Mirror, UTS Gallery, Sydney, Australia, 10 May 2016 - 01 July 2016, medium: Acrylic on glass window in situ, at: http://art.uts.edu.au/index.php/exhibitions/the-mnemonic-mirror/
2016
Milledge C, 2016, Auckland Art Fair, Auckland Art Fair, The Cloud, Auckland, NZ, 25 May 2016 - 29 May 2016, at: http://www.thecommercialgallery.com/exhibition/auckland-art-fair-group-show-a5/
2016
Milledge C, 2016, Self-Reflexive Critique: Abecedary (Melb), Gesture Manifest, Blindside Gallery, Melbourne, 20 July 2016 - 30 August 2016, medium: Acrylic on wall, at: http://www.liquidarchitecture.org.au/program/gesture-manifest/
2016
Milledge C, 2016, Neverwhere/Erewhon, Neverwhere/Erewhon, Gaia Gallery (Istanbul), Margaret Lawrence Gallery (Melbourne), Horsham Regional Art Gallery (VIC), Warrnambool Art Gallery (VIC), Benalla Art Gallery (VIC), Latrobe Regional Gallery (VIC), 02 September 2016 - 11 March 2018, at: http://vca.unimelb.edu.au/engage/margaret-lawrence-gallery/untitled-curated-by-vikki-mcinnes
2016
Milledge C, 2016, Self-Reflexive Critique: Alpha Lamda (Byron Bay), The Mnemonic Mirror, Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane, 08 December 2016 - 11 March 2017, medium: acrylic on glass window in situ, at: https://www.griffith.edu.au/visual-creative-arts/griffith-artworks/exhibition-program/2016-exhibitions/mnemonic-mirror
2016
Milledge C, 2016, The Mnemonic Mirror, The Mnemonic Mirror, Griffith University Art Gallery (Brisbane), 08 December 2016 - 11 March 2017, medium: Acrylic on glass, oil on glass, bronze, paint rags, hand-dyed and painted hessian, recycled packaging, at: https://www.griffith.edu.au/art-museum/whats-on/past-exhibitions/mnemonic-mirror
2016
Milledge C, 2016, Arkhipovian Vessel, Dämmerschlaf, Artspace, Sydney, 28 January 2016 - 28 February 2016, medium: oil on glass, at: https://www.artspace.org.au/program/exhibitions/2016/daemmerschlaf/
2016
Milledge C, 2016, Dämmerschlaf, Dämmerschlaf, Artspace, 28 January 2016 - 28 February 2016, at: https://www.artspace.org.au/program/exhibitions/2016/daemmerschlaf/
2016
Milledge C, 2015, Behavioral Modernity, Behavioural Modernity, MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, Austria, 30 May 2015 - 31 July 2015, at: https://www.facebook.com/events/796218167127367/
2015
Milledge C, 2015, TPOLR, TPOLR, The Commercial Gallery, Sydney, Australia, 12 June 2015 - 04 July 2015, at: http://www.thecommercialgallery.com/exhibition/tpolr-cairns-gothe-snape-milledge-pulie-teague/
2015
Milledge C, 2015, Naughty Books, Writing Art, Artspace, Sydney, Australia, 25 June 2015 - 16 July 2015, medium: Oil on tempered glass, wood, at: http://www.artspace.org.au/program/ideas-platform/2015/writing-art-scott-donovan/
2015
Milledge C, 2015, Paleo-Everything, Casual Conversation, Minerva, Sydney, Australia, 27 June 2015 - 08 August 2015, at: http://www.minervasydney.com/#casual-conversation
2015
Milledge C, 2015, Academic Suspicions: Staging a Hermeneutics of Incommensurability, The Fauvette Loureiro Travelling Art Scholarship Finalists Exhibition, Sydney College of the Arts Galleries, Sydney, 01 August 2015 - 30 October 2015, at: http://www.claremilledge.com/academic-suspicions-staging-a-hermeneutics
2015
Milledge C, 2015, Neverwhere, Neverwhere, Gaia Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey, 14 August 2015 - 12 September 2015, at: http://asialink.unimelb.edu.au/arts/commissions-and-projects/current-commissions/neverwhere
2015
Milledge C, 2015, Declaration and Submission, Fantasia Atmospheres (Grottoesque), Theoretical Headspeople, The Bright Future of a Headless Lettuce, Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Carriageworks, Sydney, 10 September 2015 - 13 September 2015, medium: Oil on toughened glass, textiles, bronze, at: http://www.thecommercialgallery.com/exhibition/sydney-contemporary-group-show-a01/
2015
Milledge C, 2015, Thurifer's Cloak, Horse Blanket, Pestilent Unground; Epidemic Openness, Station Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, 26 September 2015 - 17 October 2015, medium: Oil on toughened glass, textiles, bronze, at: http://stationgallery.com.au/exhibitions/pestilent-unground-epidemic-openness
2015
Milledge C, 2014, (in which Wickham plays the role of Ensnared Flyman and Milledge that of the Chelonian Pedometer), A Temporary Wriggle, Firstdraft, Sydney, 19 November 2014 - 12 December 2014, at: http://atemporarywriggle.com/
2014
Milledge C, 2014, Discover Real Hope for the Future, Texit, ICAN, Sydney, 11 December 2014 - 03 January 2015, medium: oil on tempered glass, tempered mirror, hessian, frame, at: https://icanart.wordpress.com/2014/12/08/dec-2014-texit/
2014
Milledge C, 2014, Anthropocene Solar Anus, OUI we, The Commercial Gallery, Sydney, 24 January 2014 - 08 March 2014, medium: oil on tempered glass, at: http://www.thecommercialgallery.com/exhibition/oui-we/
2014
Milledge C, 2014, Altus Duel: Total Environment, Altus Duel: Total Environment, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia, 31 January 2014 - 01 March 2014, at: http://www.gertrude.org.au/exhibitions/gallery-11/past-14/altus-duel--total-environment.phps
2014
Milledge C, 2014, One and Three Narcissi, BLACKMODULAR, Haines and Hinterding House, Lawson, Blue Mountains, 22 June 2014 - 22 June 2014, at: http://www.modernartprojects.org/
2014
Milledge C; Lorange A; Hinterding J, 2014, Psychomagic: Dead Matters, Psychomagic: Dead Matters, 55 Sydenham Rd. Sydney, Australia, 19 September 2014 - 05 October 2014, at: http://www.55sydenhamrd.com/psychomagic-deadmatters
2014
Milledge C, 2014, Theoretical Regression: A Warm Sheen Against Received Ideas, Theoretical Regression: A Warm Sheen Against Received Ideas, The Commercial Gallery, Sydney, 24 October 2014 - 22 November 2014, at: http://www.claremilledge.com/9375/4580471/previously/theoretical-regression-a-warm-sheen-against-received
2014
Milledge C, 2013, When Will the End Come?, The Sleeping and the Dead, Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne, 14 March 2013 - 13 April 2013, at: http://www.sarahscoutpresents.com/web/the-sleeping-and-the-dead/
2013
Milledge C, 2013, Motivated Reasoning: Strategic, Tactical, Operational, Motivated Reasoning: Strategic, Tactical, Operational, The Commercial Gallery, Sydney, 22 March 2013 - 13 April 2013, medium: oil on glass, acrylic on walls, teak, mirror, at: http://www.thecommercialgallery.com/exhibition/motivated-reasoning-strategic-tactical-operational/
2013
Milledge C, 2013, Anthropocene Circle: Theory Theory, Anthropocene Circle: Theory Theory, Kalimanrawlins, Melbourne, 27 July 2013 - 31 August 2013, medium: oil on glass, at: http://www.claremilledge.com/anthropocene-circle-theory-theory
2013
Milledge C, 2013, Unstable Parts in an Unfriendly Place, Unstable Parts in an Unfriendly Place, ICAN, Sydney, 12 December 2013 - 22 December 2013, at: https://icanart.wordpress.com/2013/12/10/dec-2013-unstable-parts-in-an-unfriendly-place/
2013
Milledge C, 2012, Maximalist Ritualist, Maximalist Ritualist, Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, 20 April 2012 - 19 May 2012, at: http://www.claremilledge.com/maximalist-ritualist
2012
Milledge C, 2011, Cave Art: Retarded Transcendence, Cave Art: Retarded Transcendence, Peloton, Sydney, 04 August 2011 - 27 August 2011, medium: Oil on glass, video, sculpture, at: http://www.claremilledge.com/cave-art-retarded-transcendence
2011
Milledge C, 2010, Lord Owl, Lord Owl, ICAN, Sydney, 19 March 2010 - 10 April 2010
2010
Other
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Milledge C, 2015, Artspace 1 year studio residency
2015
Milledge C (ed.), 2015, ArtStart
2015
Milledge C, 2015, Australian Artist's Grant - NAVA
2015
Milledge C, 2015, ArtsNSW Professional Development funding – Artist Support, http://www.arts.nsw.gov.au/index.php/funding-and-support/types-of-funding/professional-development-artist-support/
2015
Curatorial Outputs
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Milledge C, 2014, Psychomagic: Dead Matters, exhibited at: 55 Sydenham Rd, Sydney, 19 September 2014 - 05 October 2014, Psychomagic: Dead Matters, http://www.55sydenhamrd.com/psychomagic-deadmatters
2014
Theses / Dissertations
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Milledge C, 2013, The Artist-Shaman and the Gift of Sight
2013

2007-2010  

University Postgraduate Award, Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney, Sydney

 

Milledge’s research output is held in the collections of:

Artbank, Sydney

Buxton Contemporary, Melbourne

Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Ten Cubed, Melbourne

 

 

 

 

2018        

Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups, Australia Council for the Arts

 

2016        

ArtsNSW Support Grant

Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups, Australia Council for the Arts

 

2015         

ArtsNSW Support Grant

Australian Artist’s Grant, NAVA

ArtStart Grant, Australia Council for the Arts

 

2014         

NSW Artist’s Grant, ArtsNSW grant administered by NAVA

 

2010         

New Work Grant for Emerging Visual Artists, Australia Council for the Arts

 

2008         

Janet Holmes à Court Artists Grant, NAVA

Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Exchange Scholarship, Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney (Berlin)

 

2006         

Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Exchange Scholarship, Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney (Oslo)