Perrin Millard has an interest in multi-media including lead-lighting, sculpture, jewellery making, printing, drawing, and painting. With a focus on the natural world, Perrin combines historical art techniques with contemporary art methodologies, collapsing boundaries between disciplines through expanded painting practices.
Perrin reframes the way we view the changing face of nature, a multimodal exploration of elemental phenomena – evoking memory, emotion, and physical responses through the familiarity we have with our natural world. Over centuries of change, elements like the sky remain inherently unchanged by the passage of time, evolving yet ever present.
Utilising the freedom of expanded painting across digital and traditional media she interrogates this shifting acquaintance, by connecting contemporary painting practices with classical and art historical methodologies. Perrin works to create conduits between the viewer and nature as a means of addressing atemporality, spatiality, natural forces, and our place in the world.
“Perspective Is not a sign of a particular moment in time but of a particular position in space.
It indicates not the position of the object but the position of the spectator.” Jacques Rivière
2021 to present - Director - Lilly-Lee Art Gallery & Studios.
2015 to present - Teacher - Lilly-Lee Art Gallery & Studios.
2015 - until closed in 2016 - Brisbane Modern Art Gallery, Fortitude Valley.
Residencies and Professional Events.
2021 June - Panel Discussion Moderator for Sculptor's Queensland Residency.
2021(May-July) - Residency - Sculptor's Queensland, Old Museum.
2021 Feb - Residency - Art West Community Group, Mt Ommaney.
2023 Feb - Installation, Queen St Mall for the BrisAsia Festival
and assisting with the curation of the BrisAsia 'CBD activation' and walking tour.
2022 - Group exhibition, Our Beloved Summer, KEPK Gallery, Co-curator.
2022 - Group exhibition, Lilly-Lee & St Luke's Community Art Show, St Luke's Ekibin, Curator.
2022 - Group exhibition, Looking Back Looking Forward, POP Gallery, Co-curator.
2021 - Solo exhibition, Transition of Light, Sculpture Queensland, Bowen Hills, Curator.
2021 - Group exhibition, Lilly-Lee & St Luke's Community Art Show, St Luke's Ekibin, Co-curator.
2021 - Group exhibition, Switchboard Project, Vacant Assembly, Co-curator.
2021 - Group exhibition, Hall and Wilcox Corporate Art Show.
2021 - Group exhibition, What Matters, KEPK ARI (April), Co-curator.
2019 - Solo exhibition, Convergence - Webb Gallery, Griffith University, Curator.
2019 - Group exhibition, Outside In - Holy Spirit Hospital.
2019 - Group exhibition Nue Latitude - POP Gallery, Fortitude Valley.
2018 - Group exhibition, Outside In - St Vincent’s Hospital.
2018 - Group exhibition, Green - Percolator Gallery, Paddington.
2018 - Group exhibition, Expanded - POP Gallery Woolloongabba.
2017 - Group exhibition, Outside In - St Vincent's Private Hospital.
2017 - Co-curator, Joint exhibition, New Ways of Seeing , Co-curator.
2016 - Joint exhibition - New Ways of Seeing, Co-curator.
2015 - Group exhibition - Outside in - St Vincent's Private Hospital.
2014 - Group exhibition - Arts for Benefits Annual Fundraiser.
2014 - Group exhibition, Outside in - St Vincent's Private Hospital.
Awards and Prizes
2022 - Finalist, Paddington Art Prize.
2021 - Recipient, First Prize, Art West Landscape Prize.
2021 - Short-listed for the Mandorla Art Awards Traveling Exhibition.
2021 - Finalist, Mandorla Art Awards.
2019 - Finalist, Moreton Bay Prize.
2019 - Finalist, Brisbane Rotary Spectacular, Lethbridge Gallery.
2018 - Recipient, Academic Excellence Award, Bachelor of Fine Art, Griffith University.
2018 - Finalist, Lethbridge Gallery, Small Scale Art Prize.
2018 - Finalist, South Australian Museum Waterhouse Art Prize.
2016 - Recipient, Academic Excellence Award, Bachelor of Fine Art, Griffith University.
2016 - Finalist, St Sebastian's Art and Design Art Prize.
2016 - Finalist, Royal Queensland Art Society, Biennial Queensland Figurative Award.
2016 - Finalist, Stanthorpe Art Prize.
2014 - Finalist, Royal Queensland Art Society, Abstract Art Prize.
2014 - Recipient, Academic Excellence Award, Bachelor of Fine Art, Griffith University.
2014 - Recipient, Still Life Award, State Country Women’s Association Art Awards.
2014 - Recipient, People's Choice Award, regional Country Women’s Association Art Awards.
2014 - Finalist, St Sebastian's Art and Design Annual Art Prize.
Licenses and collections
2022 - Art license for the LE NUVOLE In the Wind album cover, by Jazz Musicians Mircha Mangiacotti and Emma Hales.
2019 - Art license for the St Vincent Private Hospital, art library.
2018 - Art work license for the Australian TV series, The End.
Artwork in collections at St Vincent Private Hospital, Brisbane Modern Art Gallery, and private collections nationally and internationally.
2016 to 2021 - Life time membership, Golden Key International Honour Society.
2020 to 2021 - Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours Program, QCA, Griffith University (Hons 1).
2015 to 2019 - Bachelor of Fine Art, QCA, Griffith University, painting major.
2017 - Guest student, University of Kassel, Kassel, Germany.
2017 - QCA Griffith University tour, Venice Biennale 2017 and Kassel Documenta 14.
2016 - Anatomy and Figure workshop, Keith Dewell.
2014 - Figurative workshop, Francis Giacco.
2013 - 2016 - Life Drawing and Painting, Scott Breton and Ryan Daffurn.
2011 - 2014 - Painting workshops, Todd Whisson.
2010 - 2013 - Mentored by Paul Power.
2010 - Portrait workshop, Pir Tareen.
2008 - 2010 - Mentored by Dale Marsh.
Royal Queensland Art Society.
Brisbane Visual Art's Community.
Queensland Book Binders Guild.