Carrie Miller

Based in: Woollongong, Australia

Carrie Miller is a freelance writer and occasional curator who has been contributing to Art Collector for 15 years. She has been an opinion columnist for national publications such as The Punch, New Matilda, and The Spectator Australia and her curatorial projects include Transmission at Campbelltown Arts Centre and Exhibit A at The Lock Up, Newcastle.

Miller also works as a lived experience advocate for various mental health and suicide prevention reform initiatives both nationally and in the Illawarra Shoalhaven region where she lives. In 2021 she will curate There’s a crack in everything, a group exhibition that pairs contemporary artists with people with a lived experience of trauma in order to explore the possibilities of creativity for recovery.

She holds a BA (Fine Arts and Philosophy) and a First Class Honours degree in Philosophy from the University of Sydney.

FEATURES

Money Sullies Art: One less ear

Is the widely held view that art should never be produced with the market in mind a luxury of the privileged?

Cultural Capital: What's it really like to be a VIP in the art world?

From first dibs to fancy dinners, Andrew Frost and Carrie Miller discuss what it’s like to reach uber-collector status in the art world.

With All Due Respect: Do we need an art world #metoo moment?

In this first installment of a regular feature in which we aim to speak truth to power, we start the conversation on the necessity of an Australian and New Zealand art world #metoo movement.

Sheer Fantasy: Standout Shows

Sheer Fantasy was less a series of artworks and more a complex set of immersive psychological spaces that the audience was forced to navigate both externally and internally.

Money Sullies Art: Sovereignty Guaranteed

Is it possible for artists to undertake public or private commissions and keep their integrity intact?

Cultural Capital: Why do people collect? Part 2

To contribute to general knowledge? Or your own general ego? In the second of this three-part series, Carrie Miller and Andrew Frost explore some more of the reasons people collect art.

Cultural Capital: Why Do People Collect? Part 1

Is it a quest for immortality? Or a quest to match your couch? In the first of this three- part series, Andrew Frost and Carrie Miller discuss some of the reasons people collect art.

Cultural Capital: Curators, or my childhood was stolen from me and judged harshly

Andrew Frost and Carrie Miller discuss artist/curators, the most elusive of arts professionals.
Dani Marti

Dani Marti: Portraits in Motion

Spanish-Australian artist Dani Marti weaves a delicate, biographical thread through all of his works.

Cool Hunter Predictions: Kenny Pittock

Possibly the coolest uncool person currently working in Australia, Kenny Pittock takes a playful view of contemporary culture.
Liam Benson

Liam Benson: Everyone We Know

Liam Benson’s work unpacks cultural, queer and gender identities through direct and deeply personal engagement with communities.

Adam Norton: The scientist

In both method and subject matter, Adam Norton brings a scientific approach to his art, probing the essential humanness in our capacity for scientific progress.

Anna Kristensen: Push and Pull

When Carrie Miller visited Anna Kristensen’s studio she found an artist deep in a push and pull with definitions of painting. It’s a struggle that always seems to return to the viewer.