(Australia, New Zealand 25 Jan 1917–23 Oct 1999)
30.0 x 90.0 x 96.0cm
‘The crop 1’ is a major work in Gascoigne’s output. It presents the viewer with hundreds of dried salsify heads that have been compressed, bound and arranged on an iron sheet. The sculpture is usually seen as symbolising Australian agriculture, evoking the partitioning and cultivation of the land. Its composition emphasises order and balance, recalling the structuring of Japanese brush fences and ikebana arrangements. Texture is also central to the work: the materials show traces of natural processes, the effects of time in their environment. The work highlights Gascoigne’s method of presenting judicious and inspired juxtapositions of found objects, the serendipity of her materials always conditioned by conceptual clarity.
John Murphy (Author), Gallery A Sydney 1964 - 1983, Campbelltown, 2009, 153 (colour illus.),. Colour installation photograph on page 153 of Gascoigne's 'Assemblage' exhibition at Gallery A Sycney, 1976; List of works is reproduced on page 163.
Cambridge visual arts: stage 4 2008, 2008, 131 (colour illus.).
Kelly Gellatly (Australia) (Author), Rosalie Gascoigne, Melbourne, 2008, 30.
'Made from the Land' by Deborah Edwards, pg. 21-22., Look Oct 1999, Oct 1999, 20 (colour illus.).
Australian biography: Rosalie Gascoigne 1999, 1999. 'The crop' appears in a montage of several works by the artist.
Vici Macdonald (Australia) (Author), Rosalie Gascoigne, Paddington, 1998, 17 (colour illus.), 29, 106, 110. figure no. 5
'Rosalie Gascoigne: Material as landscape' by Vivienne Webb, pg. 6., State of the arts Dec 1997-Mar 1998, Dec 1997-Mar 1998, 6 (illus.).
'A late developer' by Janet Hawley, pg. 44., The Sydney Morning Herald 15 Nov 1997, 15 Nov 1997, 44. Article appears in 'Good Weekend' supplement
The Art Gallery of New South Wales - Jul-Dec 1997 Calendar Jul 1997-Dec 1997, Jul 1997-Dec 1997, (colour illus.).
Edmund Capon (England; Australia, b.1940) (Author), James Mollison (Australia, b.1932) (Author), Steven Heath (Author), Deborah Edwards (Australia) (Author), Rosalie Gascoigne - Material as Landscape, Domain, 1997, 13, 16, 19 (colour illus.), 60. plate no. 1
Rosalie Gascoigne: Material as landscape - Education kit 1997, 1997, (illus.).
Robert Lindsay (Australia, b.1945) (Author), Survey 2: Rosalie Gascoigne, Melbourne, 1978. cat.no. 23
Rosalie Gascoigne: Assemblage (1976), Gallery A (Sydney), 11 Sep 1976–02 Oct 1976.
Survey 2: Rosalie Gascoigne (1978), National Gallery of Victoria [St Kilda Road], 29 Apr 1978–04 Jun 1978.
Review - works by women from the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 08 Mar 1995–04 Jun 1995.
Rosalie Gascoigne - Material as Landscape (1997), Art Gallery of New South Wales, 14 Nov 1997–11 Jan 1998.