Rosalie Gascoigne

Rosalie Gascoigne
Sweet lovers 1990
reflective synthetic polymer film on plywood
105.0 x 79.5 cm
Collection of Christopher Hodges
and Helen Eager, Sydney
Photo: Christian Markel
© Rosalie Gascoigne Estate. Administered by VISCOPY, Australia

After first exhibiting her work at the age of 57, Rosalie Gascoigne rapidly established a reputation as one of Australia’s foremost contemporary artists. Following her first exhibition in 1974, Gascoigne subsequently developed an impressive exhibition history that included her being honoured, in 1982, as the first female artist to represent Australia at the Venice Biennale.

This major exhibition of Rosalie Gascoigne’s work ranges from the boxlike assemblages of her early career through to large scale installations and her creation of master works constructed from Schweppes soft drink crates and retro-reflective road signs. The exhibition investigates the artist’s ability to draw creative inspiration from the discarded; her intrinsic response to her chosen materials, and her unique ability to evocatively convey the essence of nature and the transitory and captivating effects of light, air and space.

Rosalie Gascoigne is the first major retrospective exhibition of Gascoigne’s work to be seen in Melbourne and is accompanied by a comprehensive exhibition catalogue.


19 Dec 200815 Mar 2009 The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square
Temporary Exhibition (Gallery 17), Level 3, NGVA
Temporary Exhibition (Gallery 17), Level 3, NGVA