Millie Bartlett is an analogue collage artist currently based in Sydney, Australia.
Her work articulates a strong visual language that is at once funny and feminist, romantic and razor-sharp, polite and political, tender and tumultuous. Contradiction is her cup of tea.
Millie has spent a great deal of her creative life with paints and charcoal, however found collage in 2013 and immediately found a synergy that was lacking in other mediums. Using primarily 1950s vintage magazines and ephemera she deconstructs concepts of feminism and the â€œprogressionâ€ of women using kitsch sensibilities and enduring stereotypes. The tension between womenâ€™s position as subject and object is a point of recurring interest in her work.
A student of the male gaze, Millie creates collages that speak of the self-consciousness of the watched.
She loves the smell of really old paper and never works digital.