Henri Papin (Meijers and Walsh), The Surveyor, 2019. Oil on glass, found cedar window frame, 80 x 76 x 4cm.
“Henri Papin is a Hobart ‘institution’; a proto-gender-morph that was refined in urine-stained Parisian alleyways and in the imaginations of Mish Meijers and Tricky Walsh, during a residence at Cité des Arts Internationale in 2008. Henri is a wholly collaborative undertaking, as distinct from the artists’ practices of Meijers and Walsh,” says Michael Bugelli.
“I love the use of found material/object in this survey. It was produced the same year the gallery announced Henri’s representation, and so, at the time we were having lots of conversations about how to have ‘travel-safe’ immersive exhibition, at an art fair; it was premiered at Sydney Contemporary 2019.”