Mish Meijers

Mish Meijers lives and works in Hobart, Tasmania.
Meijers is a interdisciplinary artist whose practice experiments in surface tensions: how one material conforms or abrades against the matter of another. Whether in actuality, or within conceptual content, she distorts the inherent worth and significance of her objects with regard to popular culture, gender determination and functionality, in an alchemic and at times discordant sensibility.

Meijers divides her time between a solo and collaborative practice. The Collector Project now is in its ninth year with artist Tricky Walsh, other project-based collaborations have included: The Holy Trinity with Walsh and Alicia King,  The Pick - Up Artists with Sally Rees. Together Meijers + Walsh initiated and ran with a board the 6a ARI in Hobart 2007 - 2011. Notable 6a projects included monthly exhibitions, critical feedback program, major collaborative works Battery Operated and Supercharger at Nextwave and a joint Asia link and Next-wave residency in Jogjakarta showing Machine no 6 at Sangkring Art Space.

As a solo artist Meijers received 2013 OZCO mid career funding has been a finalist in the following; 2013 Hobart Art Prize, The 2012 Substation Prize, The 2012 Paul Guest drawing prize, The 2010 Churchie Prize. In 2011 she has exhibited and held residencies in New York, and in Paris in 2008, and was awarded a CAST studio resident in 2010.

Additionally, The Collector Project was awarded the 2012 Qantas Foundation Art Encouragement award and has been commissioned for new works for Gertrude Contemporary Gallery, Monash University Museum of Art and Detached Cultural Organisation, and included in the 2013 Mona Foma festival. The Collector project has been a recipient of numerous Australia Council and Arts Tasmania funds and the Rosamund McCulloch studio award in the Cite Des Arts in Paris.

Meijers work is held in public and private collections.

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