Doctor of Philosophy, The Artist Shaman and “the Gift-of-Sight”, Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney, Sydney
Supervisors: Associate Professor Ann Elias and Matthys Gerber
2008 PhD candidate, Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney/ Universität der Künste, Berlin Supervisors:
Supervisors: Associate Professor Ann Elias and Matthys Gerber/Lothar Baumgarten
Bachelor of Visual Arts (Painting), Honours 1, Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney, Sydney and Statens Kunst Akademi, Oslo
Supervisors: Matthys Gerber and Gunter Reski
Bachelor of Visual Arts (Painting), Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney, Sydney
Bachelor of Visual Arts (Foundation), The College of Fine Arts, The University of New South Wales, Sydney
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.