Rebecca Milling

Rebecca Milling

Rebecca Milling’s photography is engaged with the environment and our performance within it. Working on self initiated projects, she has exhibited at The Royal Scottish Academy, Streetlevel Photoworks, Glasgow; Stills, Edinburgh; Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen; Generator, Dundee; and Edinburgh Art Festival amongst others. She has received numerous awards and held residencies at North Lands Glass, Scottish Sculpture workshop and Stills Gallery.
Recent Projects:

  • Spare Time portrays empty halls across the breadth of Edinburgh alongside a list of the activities which happen within them. This project celebrates the diverse activity in communal spaces which provide a safe sheltered centre outside of the workplace or home.
  • Exit depicts zoo animals leaving the frame. A limited edition artist’s book of this work has recently been published by A Book Edition with a short essay written by Cordelia Underhill, extract below:
    “This series of photographs captures animals exiting the scene, and is distinct in its graphic and formal use of tone….The animals, cut in half and leaving the frame, give oblique but pointed reference to the mass endangerment of species in our present environmental crisis. […]”
  • Lockdown Pubcrawl documented the closure of pubs in Edinburgh in April 2021 during the covid lockdown. Milling photographed 30 closed pubs in the evening when they would usually be vibrant, busy centres for people meeting up and spending time together. This was a project exhibited on social media. Milling posted the photographs at times she would have been likely to have been ‘down the pub.’ She invited people to share their stories of nights that they could remember in the comments box.

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