Tricky Walsh is a practising artist whose work spans painting, installation and film. She studied architecture at Deakin University and Fine Arts at the Tasmanian School of Art, Hobart. She has combined these disciplines in order to compose a practice based on conceptual constructions that create, capture and transmit imagery. Over the past decade and a half she has participated in numerous group exhibitions across Australia and has had over fifteen solo shows.
The main focus of her work is to capture glimpsed moments and afford them permanence. In working with film-based media, whether in the construction of short animations or films, or used within installation, her overriding concentration is on projected image and its usage in contexts broader than large screen/passive audience formats. Integral to this process is the development of optical machines that fulfil projection requirements of accessibility, interaction and a fundamentally low tech/high vision outcome.
Most recently her practice has referenced earlier periods of study to construct ‘still-life models,’ objects that have been broken down into organic/mechanical inhabited architectural structures. She is currently constructing objects and situations which use the natural movement of looking (with the eye as the recorder and memory as a kind of projection) to form evocative filmic experiences without the distancing nature of film – to situate the viewer in the position of director/creator of narrative.