Hayley Millar-Baker is a contemporary photographic artist from Victoria, Australia. Through contemporary approaches to photography, she seeks to recover and recount sequestered narratives - drawing strength from her bloodlines and inherited histories. Confronting and constructing past, present, and future narratives of herself and kin, Hayley’s reflective narrative process enacts as a powerful social commentary depicting a coexistence of times, of cultures, of transformation.
Through the application of digital technologies, Millar-Baker aligns disparate times and places – meticulously layering, cutting, and repositioning individual images each monumental in the stories they hold, together as one, to tell alternative stories and histories. Through both materiality and process, Millar-Baker’s black and white photo assemblages critically explore story-telling culture through investigating notions of connection to identity, place, and time, all in relation to her own lived experiences.
Research into childhood recollections to inform the development of a body of 11 photographic-assemblage works recounting the artist’s early memories and exploring how attitudes are passed down through generations in a family.