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Title

brumby mound #2

2003

Artist

Rosemary Laing

Australia

1959 -

  • Details

    Date
    2003
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    type C photograph
    Edition
    1/12
    Dimensions
    103.4 x 171.2 x 6.5 cm frame
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.l. verso on backboard, black fibre-tipped pen "Rosemary Laing/ .../ ... 2003".

    Credit
    Gift of Simon Johnson 2014. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    117.2014
    Copyright
    © Rosemary Laing

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  • About

    Rosemary Laing explores the power of photography to invoke and unravel assumptions about landscape and place. Her interventions in the landscape are informed by its history of human encounters and powerful symbolic presence in the Australian psyche.

    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 disjuncture for the many non-Indigenous people who have failed to adapt to its challenging conditions.

    Emanating from this series, 'Brumby mound #2' alludes to tensions between the global and local, generic and specific, familiar and strange. The work captures the enigmatic act of camouflaging ordinary home furnishings in a desert landscape, a traditional land, veiled by the darkness of night. Its title references the introduced horses (or brumbies) that are feral and roam uncontrolled, reflecting perhaps the spread of mass-produced furniture in a consumption-driven society.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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