Rosalie Gascoigne

Rosalie Gascoigne

A Catalogue Raisonné

Authored by: Martin Gascoigne

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Rosalie Gascoigne (1917–1999) was a highly regarded Australian artist whose assemblages of found materials embraced landscape, still life, minimalism, arte povera and installations. She was 57 when she had her first exhibition. Behind this late coming-out lay a long and unusual preparation in looking at nature for its aesthetic qualities, collecting found objects, making flower arrangements and practising ikebana. Her art found an appreciative audience from the start. She was a people person, and it pleased her that through her exhibiting career of 25 years, her works were acquired by people of all ages, interests and backgrounds, as well as by the major public institutions on both sides of the Tasman Sea.

Watch the live video stream from the launch of Rosalie Gascoigne: A Catalogue Raisonné, held on Tuesday 17 September 2019 at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, with Director Nick Mitzevich and author Martin Gascoigne on the NGA's Facebook page.

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Sep 2019
ANU Press
Arts & Humanities: Art & Music, Biography & Autobiography


‘[Rosalie Gascoigne: A Catalogue Raisonné] is a detailed, brilliantly researched account that documents the artist's biography … Possibly the most important achievement of this publication is the catalogue raisonné of the artist's work. In other words, a listing and illustration of all 692 works made by the artist, with virtually all of the pieces exhibited in her lifetime … Here the scholarship is detailed, very precise and a godsend to future scholars.’
—Sasha Grishin, The Canberra Times, 2019

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