Rosalie Gascoigne

Cockatoos

Cockatoos by Rosalie Gascoigne

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Rosalie Gascoigne made assemblages using items she gleaned from her immediate surroundings. In this instance she replicated a scrap of signage with her own hand painting. Often sun-bleached and weathered, Gascoigne’s raw materials appear as barren as the landscape of Australia, where this work was produced. Cockatoos recalls the discordant sound of parrots surrounding the artist’s home in Canberra. Gascoigne’s work imbues ordinary objects with a poetry and beauty similar to the Japanese art of ikebana, or flower arrangement.

Title
Cockatoos
Artist/creator
Production date
1991
Medium
paint on hardwood pieces on a wooden panel
Dimensions
1235 x 2050 mm
Inscription
inscribed reverse lower r. black felt tip pen and ink " COCKATOOS / Rosalie Gascoigne / 1991"
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1999
Accession no
1999/29
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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