tricky walsh
Tricky Walsh is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice is concerned with the integration of mysticism with scientific reasoning. Her work, which is architectural in nature, and broadly spatial in practice utilises the construction of concepts and devices which allow for the development of both physical and philosophical systems of discovery and invention.
She is represented by Bett Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania, and MARS Gallery in Melbourne, and has been the recipient of Australia Council and Arts Tasmania funding, and in 2009 won the Hobart Art prize for her sculpture The Wasp project.

She works collaboratively with artist Mish Meijers on numerous projects, while both maintaining rigorous solo practices. They are in their eighth year of collaborating on The Collector Project; an examination of psychological schema through the use of their fictional and obsessive character (Henri Papin) The exhibition outcomes of this project manifest as immersive, large-scale sculptural installations encompassing various media and technology, and most recently, performance.

The Collector Project works thematically around the concepts of Memory, Reconstruction, Collection and Preservation, Narrative, Social constructions, Psychology and its related physiological manifestations, Architectures – external and internal, machinery – imagined and real.

In 2012 they were awarded a Qantas Foundation Art Encouragement award, were commissioned to make new works for Monash University Museum of Art and the privately funded Detached Cultural Organisation, and were included in the 2013 Mona Foma festival, organised by the Museum of Old and New Art. The Collector project has been a recipient of Australia Council (2012) and Arts Tasmania (2010-2012 inc) funding, The 2008 Rosamund McCulloch studio award and has undertaken residencies in New York (2011) and Paris (2008).
They have recently completed a large suspended sculptural commission for the newly reconfigured Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in Hobart.

Meijers + Walsh opened the Artist Run Initiative 6a in Hobart which operated from 2007-2011 and initiated other collaborations within this structure including the major works Battery operated and supercharger (Nextwave festivals 2008 and 2010 respectively) and an Asia link collaborative residency with House Of Natural Fibre in Jogjakarta which resulted in a performance and installation piece at the Sangkring Art space. They have also exhibited in various locations nationally in the collaborative project installation/performance group The Holy Trinity. (CAST gallery - Hobart, Hell gallery – Melbourne, The Chrysalisseum – Melbourne, Boxcopy – Brisbane.)


see also: Mish Meijers