© Tim Mills 2009-2020

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  1. My current photographic research and practice is concerned with the South West of England - specifically Plymouth - as a point of arrival and departure, exploring through photography historical and contemporary relationships with the Americas.


    MFA Photographic Arts. Plymouth University. 2013-2014.
    MA Photography and the Land (with) Distinction. Plymouth University. 2011-2013.
    BA Photography (with) First Class Honors. Falmouth College of Arts. 2003-2006.


    The Box, Plymouth. 
    Contemporary Art Curator. 2019-Present
    Plymouth University.
    Associate Lecturer: BA Media Arts & BA Photography. 2014-2020.
    The Atlantic Project. Producer. 2018.
    Creative Producer. 2017.
    The Box, Plymouth. Project Coordinator: Plymouth History Festival. 2014-2016.
    Plymouth College of Art. Part-time Lecturer: Photography. 2011-2012.
    Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. Assistant to the Creative Director. 2008.
    Magnum Photos, New York. Assistant to the Special Projects Manager. 2007.

    Solo Public Installations

    (Other) Plymouths.
    Barbican Landing Stage, Plymouth. 2017.
    Freedom is on the Horizon.
    Former Bretonside Bus Station, Plymouth. 2017.
    Plymouth Rocks. 
    Lion’s Den, Plymouth Hoe, Plymouth. 2016.
    MalaiseBretonside Bus Station, Plymouth. 2016.
    30 Plymouths. Mayflower West Car Park, Plymouth. 2015.
    TerminalThe House, Plymouth University. 2015.
    Pecking Order. Palace Theatre, Union Street, Plymouth. 2012.
    Out of Season. King Harry Ferry, Cornwall. 2007.

    Curatorial Practice

    Photographic Futures: Visiting Speaker Series.
    Plymouth University. 2018.
    Anyone For Croquet?
     Hamoaze House, Plymouth. 2017.
    Plymouth Young Contemporary.
    Radiant Gallery, Plymouth. 2017.
    Not Here.
     Radiant Gallery, Plymouth. 2016.
    The Cold Truth. Radiant Gallery, Plymouth. 2016.
    Plymouth Hand Book. Prime Café, Plymouth. 2015.
    Plymouth History FestivALE Trail. Various pubs, Plymouth. 2015
    Constructing a Community. Devonport Guildhall & Devonport Live, Plymouth. 2015.
    Twelve Shilling Paradise. 42 Cookworthy Road, North Prospect, Plymouth. 2015.
    Gimmie Shelter. Scott Gallery, Plymouth. 2012.
    Greg Lucas: The Blog Papers. Cube 3 Gallery, Plymouth. 2011.
    Hidden City. Theatre Royal, Plymouth. 2011.
    Cameras in the Community. Plymouth Arts Centre. 2010.
    The South West Graduate Photography Prize. Vyner Street Gallery, London. 2010.
    Slideluck Potshow Montreal. Made Of Stills, Montreal. 2009.

    Solo Exhibitions

    Kitty Galore
    Rumpus Cosy, Radiant, Plymouth. 2014.
    Wallpaper Samples. Spike Island Test Space, Bristol. 2014.
    This Is What Canada Looks Like. Zoots Café, Toronto. 2009.
    Black And White Works. Brewery Arts Centre, Cirencester. 2001.

    Group Exhibitions

    DRHA DataAche.
    Radiant Gallery, Plymouth. 2017.
    The Lock Tavern, The Monach & The Abby Tavern, London. 2016.
    Towers. Southernhay, Northernhay & Rougemont Gardens. Exeter. 2016.
    Twelve Shilling Paradise. 42 Cookworthy Road, North Prospect, Plymouth. 2015.
    Flow MA/MFA Degree Show
    Peninsula Arts, Plymouth. 2014.
    PhotoMasters. The Old Truman Brewery, London. 2014.
    <IMG> Forums: Images from the Internet. Propeller Gallery, Toronto. 2014.
    Document MA/MFA Degree Show. Peninsula Arts, Plymouth. 2013.
    Hidden City: The Exhibition. Theatre Royal, Plymouth. 2011.
    Cameras in the Community. Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth. 2010.
    This Is What Canada Looks Like. Made of Stills, Montreal. 2009.
    Positive/Negative. Woodlane Campus, Falmouth. 2006.
    Positive/Negative. The Old Truman Brewery, London. 2006. 
    Half Way. Falmouth Polytechnic, Falmouth. 2005.


    Mayflower 400: Legend & Legacy.
    The Box, Plymouth (PCMAG). 2017-2018.
    Anyone for Croquet? The Box, Plymouth (PCMAG). 2017.
    Sir Joshua Reynolds Portrait Photography Project. The Box, Plymouth (PCMAG) 2015.
    North Prospect History Project. NPHP / The Box, Plymouth (PWDRO) / Fotonow. 2012-2014. 
    Laundrette Residency. Fotonow. 2010.

    Artist Talks

    Beaford at Burton, Bideford With Mark Haworth-Booth & Robert Darch. 2019
    Photography Research Group Visiting Speaker Series. Plymouth University. 2016.
    Unveiled Photography Festival. Exeter. 2016.
    Unveiled Photography Festival Pecha Kucha. The Hall, Exeter. 2015.
    Visualising the Animal Conference. University of Cumbria. 2015.
    Unveiled Photography Festival. Bristol. 2014.
    Artist Talk at Exeter Phoenix. Exeter. 2014.
    Photography and the Expedition Symposium. Plymouth University. 2013.
    Artist Talk at Plymouth College of Art. Plymouth. 2010.

    Contact: timothyphilipmills(at)gmail.com