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.
The tension between woman's position as subject and object is a point of recurring interest in her work. In the press, women are either over-glamourised or made to look like monsters from the planet Cellulite and No Make Up. Millie takes the glamourised women from different eras and lends them a little hyperawareness and a skewed context, thus checking the collective bullshit detector to highlight how times haven't changed.
A student of the male gaze, Millie creates collages that speak of the self-consciousness of the watched. In addressing this gaze, sometimes she batts her lashes in return; sometimes, she turns it to stone.
She loves the smell of really old paper and never works digital.