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Title

brumby mound #6

2003

Artist

Rosemary Laing

Australia

1959 -

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Wirrimanu (Balgo) Western Australia Australia
    Date
    2003
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    type C photograph
    Edition
    4/12
    Dimensions
    127.1 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
    Copyright
    © Rosemary Laing

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    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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