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weathered painted corrugated iron, wire
(a-ff) 39.1 × 325.0 × 355.5 cm (variable) (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
About the work

The art of Rosalie Gascoigne has a unique place in the rich landscape tradition in Australian art. While painting has been the dominant art form in this tradition, Gascoigne worked in assemblage and installation, using natural and man-made materials collected from the landscape. Her works capture the essence of the landscape’s topography, space, air and vegetation, and the daily and seasonal natural rhythms of nature in compositions that are often startling in their refined simplicity.

Inland sea comprises 16 pieces of weathered, painted corrugated iron set at various heights on wire bases. Their fragmented and irregular shapes evoke the contracting mud surface of an inland lake in the Australian outback.