Mish Meijers is a multi-disciplinary 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 to construct her sculptural tableaux. She has been the recipient of Arts Tasmania funding, a finalist in the 2010 Churchie award, and the 2012 Substation and Paul Guest prizes. Meijers maintains a distinct solo practice as well as a rigorous collaborative practice. Primarily she collaborates with artist and partner Tricky Walsh for The Collector: Henri Papin now in its eighth year.
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 a new works for Monash University Museum of Art and 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 and Arts Tasmania funding, The Rosamund McCulloch studio award and has undertaken residencies in New York and Paris. They are currently working on a of a large suspended sculptural commission for the newly reconfigured Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery to be completed June 2013. 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.)