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Title

brownwork #7 , from the series brownwork

1997
printed 1998

Artist

Rosemary Laing

Australia

1959 -

  • Details

    Dates
    1997
    printed 1998
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    type C photograph
    Edition
    1/3
    Dimensions
    122.0 x 262.0 cm image/sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r. corner verso, pencil ".../ 1997 Rosemary Laing .../".

    Credit
    Purchased 1998
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    82.1998
    Copyright
    © Rosemary Laing

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    Rosemary Laing

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Rosemary Laing is one of the most influential artists of her generation. Born in Brisbane in 1959, Laing has a Diploma of Art Education from Brisbane College of Advanced Education (1976-79), a Diploma of Art from Tasmanian School of Art (1982) and a Post Graduate Diploma from Sydney College of the Arts (1990-1). In 1996 she completed with first class honours a Masters of Fine Arts at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales.

    In 'brownwork' Laing turns her attention to the structures that facilitate air travel. Photographing empty airfreight containers and cargo in transit from above, she examines the industrial and in-between spaces where flight occurs. The processes and machinery that make travel possible are often obscured by the mask of technological efficiency, but here Laing exposes them.

    Through travel we transcend the boundaries of time and space; far flung destinations become adjacent neighbours and time folds back on itself. Revealing the labour and resources involved from unfamiliar vantage points, Laing dramatises the mechanics of this transitory state.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

    • Blair French., Brownwork Rosemary Laing, 'brownwork', Annandale, 1998.

    • Anne Marsh, Eyeline, `Rebecca Cummins and Rosemary Laing: Envisioned', pg. 41-42, Kelvin Grove, 1997, 41,42.

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