Projects

Peachey & Mosig live and work in the Blue Mountains, Australia, at times collaborating with their two children. Their practice focuses on human / environment relationships from a range of perspectives. They have an ongoing interest in the way people induce landscape change, the way humans project emotions onto non-human entities and the inherent contradictions that arise in the way we do this.

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


Some Days Are Better Than Others

Developed during residencies in Italy in 2018, Some days are better than others, was named the winner of the Hidden Rookwood Films Prize. Hidden is an annual exhibition of sculptures and video art in the historic Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney.

The Involvement of All Things

The involvement of all things, is a single channel video work about the layering of timescales. The work was developed during our residency with Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery. It was exhibited at Braemar Gallery for the Modern Art Projects Blue Mountains exhibition, Mapping, which was curated by Anthony Bond.

Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery Residency

We were chosen as the 2019 artists in residence with the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery. We spent time in the community and the surrounding landscape to develop new work about the layering of time and landscape transformation.

Safe Passage

We spent a short residency in the garden of the Lyttleton Atelier Gallery during the change of seasons, which lead to our exhibition Safe Passage. The exhibition uses textiles, rocks, soil and plant matter to create talismanic objects. The objects are are formed with specific intent and are passed on to the recipient as a means to help withstand anxiety in the face of environmental change.

National Photographic Portrait Prize

Rachel’s portrait of Jack is a finalist in the 2019 National Photographic Portrait Prize. The National Photographic Portrait Prize is an annual event intended to promote the best in contemporary photographic portraiture and is held at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra before touring Australia.

Biennale of Australian Art

We were commissioned to develop a solo exhibition for the inaugural Biennale of Australian Art, held throughout the town of Ballarat in regional Victoria. Our installation combined photography, sculpture, video and sound by Gail Priest to create a space for reflection on the relationship between human scale and geological time.

Subversive Play

We were invited to exhibit and create on site works for a group exhibition of internationally diverse artists at Structura Gallery in Sofia, Bulgaria. The artists were brought together by American curator Izabel Galliera due to shared interests in play as a critical concept and a means of expression.

 

 

Nature, Art & Habitat Residency

NAHR is a laboratory of multidisciplinary practice, located in the Taleggio Valley, Italy. The focus of their 2018 residency was water and we spent our time their looking at the industrial scale commercialisation of water in the area. We were particularly interested in how magical properties have been projected onto the nearby San Pellegrino spring over hundreds of years, which has allowed a global enterprise to develop.

Numeroventi

Numeroventi runs an international arts and design residency across three floors of Palazzo Galli Tassi, in Florence, Italy. We spent our time there researching the nature of collaboration and in particular what that means as a family.

Out of Bounds

A group exhibition about play curated by Rachel at the Blue Mountains City Art Gallery. The show continued with ideas that were developed at ZK/U, Berlin and asked each artist to approach these ideas from their personal perspective. All of the works made for the show gave visitors space to consider their feelings about the practice of play 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.

Drawing in the Expanded Field

Drawing in the Expanded Field, was part of The Kiosk 3×6 Project, an artistic and curatorial residency developed by Modern Art Projects Blue Mountains at the Kiosk, Katoomba.

Rules of the Game

Rules of the Game is a short video work using play 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 has been exhibited at ZK/U, Berlin, Structura Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria and in a temporary art space in the Blue Mountains curated by MAP (Modern Art Projects).

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 was a finalist 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 of NSW.

Previous work

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