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brumby mound #6
from the one dozen unnatural disasters in the australian landscape series 2003

type C photograph
109.9 × 225.0 cm (image) 126.9 × 240.9 cm (sheet)
ed. 9/12
Accession Number
Australian Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased with funds from the Victorian Foundation for Living Australian Artists, 2004
© Courtesy of the artist and Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
Gallery location
Not on display
About the work

This grandly-scaled photograph was taken as part of a long-term project titled One dozen natural disasters in the Australian landscape. The series had its genesis in Laing’s first substantial photographic work in which she considered the problematic nature of Australia’s Bicentennial year within the context of nationhood and belonging. This later body of work considers the notion of ‘Australian identity’, namely (as Laing writes), ‘the predicament of a disembodied “un-belonging” that has a correspondence with the experience of non-indigenous Australia’.

These two works continue Laing’s improbable interventions within the Australian countryside through the placement of incongruent suburban objects – such as domestic carpet and furniture – within sublime landscape settings.