Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs

  • Artist

    Rosalie Gascoigne

  • Production Date


  • Medium

    sawn wood on craftboard

  • Size

    778 x 772 mm

  • Credit

    Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1995

  • Accession Number


  • Accession Date

    May 1995

  • Department

    International Art

  • Classification


  • Collection


  • Subjects

    abstraction, text, found objects

  • Description

    Rosalie Gascoigne’s meditative assemblages carry the imprint of their place of construction: the wide tablelands near Canberra she describes as ‘all air, all light, all space, all understatement’. Choosing to work with materials that ‘have had sun and wind on them’, Gascoigne’s grids of subtly weathered wood evoke the partitioning and cultivation of the land. Combining order and repetition with soft irregularities, her spare abstract compositions create a sense of the landscape as a complex network of natural and cultural processes.

Exhibition history

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