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weathered painted composition board on plywood
(a-d) 75.4 × 362.2 cm (installation)
Accession Number
Australian Sculpture
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1993
© Rosalie Gascoigne Estate/Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia
Gallery location
Not on display
This work made from humble found materials evokes passing clouds and the transience of natural phenomena. Rosalie Gascoigne often used objects she collected from the countryside, or everyday materials that had been discarded, in her work. The metaphysical quality she is able to imbue in these objects enables her to, as she articulated it, ‘capture the “nothingness” of the countryside, those wide open spaces … the great Unsaid … the silence that often only visual beauty transcends’.