While Millen’s work draws direct influence from television, it works to a tradition in Australian art working to define Australianness. As Chris McAuliffe writes: ‘A crucial tactic in this operation was the introduction of the suburb as a site that was both maligned as the epitome of banality and recognised as the site of a substantial regional culture.’ Exploring Australian suburbia provides Millen and others the opportunity to speak to ‘the friction of opposing cultures (high and low, metropolitan and suburban, international and regional)’.” - by Kylie Maslen, on My Kath & Kim

Miranda Jill Millen is an artist based in Narrm (Melbourne), Australia.