Art Projects

Peachey & Mosig live and work in the Blue Mountains, Australia, regularly in collaboration with their two young children. Their practice focuses on human / environment relationships from a range of perspectives. They have an ongoing interest in the way people move through landscapes and the way these challenges are navigated both individually and in groups.

They are also interested in the idea of geological time and solitary expressions of humanness in the context of time scales that are hard to comprehend. This has lead to a fascination in the way humans project emotions and ideas onto particular landscapes and non-human entities.

They use a variety of mediums including photography, video, sound, sculpture and found objects. They travel regularly to different environments and use play and field studies as creative research tools to work through particular ideas.

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Out of Bounds

A group exhibition at the Blue Mountains City Art Gallery curated by Rachel, which continued with ideas around play that were developed at ZK/U, Berlin. Each of the artists had a different approach to the idea of play but all involved made space for the visitor to consider their own feelings about the practice and the limitations we put on ourselves and each other. 

Altitude

We were invited by Artistic Director, Miriam Williamson to develop a new work for, The Altitude Project. A contemporary art event encompassing the themes of aviation and astronomy, which was held on three historically linked sites across the Blue Mountains: Linden Observatory, and two parks named after celebrity aviators, Kingsford Smith Park and Melrose Park, Katoomba.

Group Projects 2017

We were asked to be part of an interesting variety of projects in 2017, including a residency in an empty heritage building, focused on experimental drawing and an exhibition of objects from an imagined future Australia.

Rules of the Game

Rules of the Game is a short video work using play as a creative research tool to explore the way different landscapes effect emotional states and the way we process ideas. For these purposes, play is an activity that has no particular outcome in mind and can be undertaken at any age. It was first exhibited at ZK/U, Berlin and more recently at The Kiosk, a temporary art space curated by MAP (Modern Art Projects) Blue Mountains.

Ne’-Na Contemporary Art Space

Ne’-Na Contemporary Art Space runs an international residency program from the Monfai Cultural Centre in Chiang Mai, Thailand and at an annex site in the beautiful nearby agricultural area of Mae Rim. We spent a month with Ne’-Na and worked at both sites during our stay. While there we looked at different cultural expectations of family dynamics.

ZK/U

ZK/U – Center for Art and Urbanistics is an artist residency located in a former railway depot surrounded by a public park in Berlin, Germany. It is the outcome of a concept developed by the Berlin-based artists’ collective KUNSTrePUBLIK. We spent 2 months there researching new work.

Death or Glory

In autumn 2015 we were invited by Hawkesbury Regional Gallery to participate in a residency at the Bilpin International Ground for Creative Initiatives (Big Ci), which is located near the small town of Bilpin, on the edge of the Wollemi National Park. The work resulting from our time there was included in a survey exhibition of artists involved in the residency for Hawkesbury Regional Gallery’s tenth anniversary.

Jack

Here is Jack letting us capture his dance moves in one of his secret places. This video piece came 3rd in the moving image prize of the Head On Photo Festival and was exhibited at Brenda May Gallery in Sydney.

Uncharted

Uncharted is a series of large photographic images that deal with the way we inhabit and move through space and how we navigate these challenges both together and alone. The exhibition looks at physical mapping of space and the photographs are displayed with made and found objects. The work was developed during a two month residency in Berlin with further exploration of landscapes in Switzerland, the Blue Mountains and the South Coast.

Previous work

Here is a few images of previous work from past years. All work is a collaboration between Rachel Peachey & Paul Mosig unless otherwise stated.