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Great blond paddocks



Rosalie Gascoigne

New Zealand, Australia

25 Jan 1917 – 23 Oct 1999

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  • Details

    Media category
    Mixed media
    Materials used
    triptych: sawn wooden soft drink crates on wood
    120.5 x 350.2 cm overall :

    a - left panel, 120.2 x 115.1 cm

    b - centre panel, 120.5 x 115.1 cm

    c - right panel, 119.9 x 120 cm

    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r. verso [part a], black fibre-tipped pen "Roslaie Gascoigne/ 1999/ .../ ...".
    Signed l.r. verso [parts b & c], black fibre-tipped pen ".../ .../ R.G.".

    Purchased with funds provided by the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales 1999
    20th-century galleries (lower level 1)
    Accession number
    © Estate of Rosalie Gascoigne/Copyright Agency

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    Rosalie Gascoigne

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  • About

    Rosalie Gascoigne’s sculptures and assemblages are deeply influenced by the landscape around Canberra. 'Great blond paddocks' evokes the bleached browns and yellows of the Monaro plains. Gascoigne explained her love of this region in 1997:
    'My country is the eastern seaboard. Lake George and the Highlands. Land that is clean scoured by the sun and frost. The record is on the roadside grass. I love to roam around, to look and hear … I look for things that have been somewhere, done something. Second hand materials aren’t deliberate; they have had sun and wind on them. Simple things. From simplicity you get profundity. The weathered grey look of the country gives me a great emotional upsurge. I am not making pictures, I make feelings.'

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 5 publications

    • Bronwyn Oliver, Art and Australia (Vol. 37, No. 4), 'Rosalie Gascoigne: Great blond paddocks', pg. 538-539, Sydney, Jun 2000-Aug 2000, 538-539 (colour illus.). Artist's choice

    • Barry Pearce, Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Earth and paradise', pg. 283-284, Sydney, 2000, 291 (colour illus., detail), 300.

    • Judith White, Australian art collector, 'Rosalie Gascoigne', pg.54-58, Sydney, Jan 2000-Mar 2000, 57.

    • Judith White, Look, 'A year of gifts to the Gallery', pg. 16, Melbourne, Dec 1999-Jan 2000, 16 (colour illus.).

    • Judith White, Look, 'Lookout', pg. 7, Melbourne, Oct 1999, cover (colour illus.), 5 (colour illus.), 7, 20-21 (colour illus.).

Other works by Rosalie Gascoigne

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