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Title

brumby mound #6

2003


Artist

Rosemary Laing

Australia

1959 -


About

Since the 1980s, Rosemary Laing has explored the power of photography to invoke and unravel assumptions about landscape and place. In her series one dozen unnatural disasters in the Australian landscape, Laing responds to the desert as a place of belonging for traditional land owners and also a place of ‘unbelonging’ for the many non-Indigenous people who have failed to adapt to its challenging conditions.

Laing’s interventions into this landscape are informed by its history of human encounters and powerful symbolic presence in the Australian psyche. In 'brumby mound #6', she alludes to tensions between the global and local, generic and specific, familiar and strange, through the enigmatic act of camouflaging ordinary home furnishings within a panoramic vista.


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Details


Date

2003


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

type C photograph


Edition

4/12


Dimensions

126.9 x 242.0 x 6.5 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed l.l. corner verso, black fibre-tipped pen "Rosemary Laing". Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Andrew Cameron 2011. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program


Location

Not on display


Accession number

149.2011


Artist information

Rosemary Laing

Works in the collection

30


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Isobel Crombie, Stormy Weather: contemporary landscape photography, 'Acting up: performance and landscape', pg. 10-14, 2010, 11 (colour illus.).

Blair French and Daniel Palmer, Twelve Australian Photo Artists, 2009, (illus.).

Vivienne Webb, The unquiet landscapes of Rosemary Laing, ‘Exploring place’, pg. 6-35, Sydney, 2005, 46, 61 (colour illus.), 73. pg. 12, 13, 43, 45, 46 are references to the series 'one dozen unnatural disasters in the Australian landscape'; pg. 44 is a reference to the 'Brumby' works.