Rebecca Milling is an artist working with photography and film always incorporating a strong element of performance within her work and more recently developing ideas derived from noticing children’s intuitive actions which remain with us into adulthood.

Realising children’s immediate affinity with animals to develop humour, vocabulary and recognition, Milling has produced, Exit, a suite of prints which depicts animals leaving the frame. These playful images replicate the accidental shot that fails to capture the animals face whilst on a day out at the zoo. The animal as performer leaving the stage.

Watching children build up and up to create a giant structure, piling up bricks with great concentration and precision, to arrive at that moment of glee and delight, that point when the tower is high enough to bash down to the ground, Milling has created Calculated Construction and Reflective Construction. Two series of works which capture the dramatic moment of the inevitable, joyful smash and destruction in one still photographic image.

Milling was born in London and grew up in South Wales. She completed her BA and MA Fine Art degrees at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, University of Dundee and now lives and works in Edinburgh. Milling has received a number of awards, most recently an RSA residency at North Land Glass and Stills. She has been included in exhibitions at The Royal Scottish Academy, Streetlevel Photoworks, Glasgow; Stills, Edinburgh; Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen; Generator, Dundee; and Edinburgh Art Festival amongst others. She is also part of the Ethel Maude Artists Collective. She and Zoë Irvine have set up Eggbox, a film post-production partnership for artists, film makers and musicians.