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

Rosalie Gascoigne

Free entry

The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Fed Square

Temporary Exhibition (Gallery 17), Level 3

19 Dec 08 – 15 Mar 09

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.