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Henri Papin (Meijers & Walsh)

Henri Papin (meijers & Walsh)

henri papin’s practice examines the role of fiction as a predictor for human behaviours, integrating historical events into an overarching non-linear and topo-biographical narrative. papin constructs large and complex site-specific installations which use both conscious and unconscious sense states to allow the fantastical and dream-like to coexist with more overt existent ‘realities’.

an obsessive collector of both objects and experiences, papin not only archives found objects but also recreates and reconfigures them as part of a developing ‘material culture’ which informs the focus of the narrative. henri papin is a collector and a character invented by artist’s mish meijers and tricky walsh.

accretion  (2018)

accretion (2018)

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the crocker land expedition  (2019)

the crocker land expedition (2019)

henri papin

henri papin (meijers & walsh)

lives and works in hobart, australia

solo exhibitions

2019  the crocker land expedition, the national, carriageworks, sydney

2018  accretion, the old mercury building (tomb), hobart

2014  paroxysms, gertrude contemporary gallery, melbourne

2014  the umbra, galerie pompom (formerly mop gallery), sydney

2013  slippage, devonport regional gallery, devonport

2013  cutting and grafting, detached gallery, hobart

2012  the processor of circumstances, muma gallery, melbourne

2010  schema, carnegie gallery, hobart

2008  secretions, six_a gallery, hobart

2006  the museum, inflight gallery, hobart

selected group exhibitions

2012  iniquity, carnegie gallery, hobart

2012 paul guest drawing prize, bendigo art gallery, bendigo 2009 little red riding hood, inflight gallery, hobart

2007  hunting and gatheringquirk, sasa gallery, adelaide

selected awards and commissions

2018 permanent commission the old mercury building (tomb) private museum, hobart

2018 finalist in the 2018 hutchins prize (highly commended), hobart

2016  artist in res (air), arts tasmania

2014 australia council mid-career funding

2012   qantas foundation encouragement of australian contemporary art award

2013   australia council mid- career funding

2011 arts tasmania project funding

2011 wassaic project residency, new york

2010 arts tasmania project funding

2008 rosamond mcculloch studio residency, paris


the old mercury building (tomb) private museum, hobart