LECTURE 3 SUNDAY 13 NOVEMBER 3pm
School of Art Lecture Theatre Level 2 Main entry Childers Street.
Martin Gascoigne Rosalie Gascoigne: transformations
Martin will discuss, in particular, Rosalie’s transformation from being exceptional practitioner of the Japanese art of Ikebana to a highly regarded assemblage artist recognised as one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists of the late 20th century.
Focusing on the period the early 1970s, and 1972 in particular, as 1972 — February 1972 to be specific — was when Rosalie decided to withdraw from Ikebana classes and abandon her practice in order “to do her own thing”. “Her thing” turned out to be assemblage art.
Four years later, following her first solo show in Sydney, her work had been acquired by five public collections and significant private collections. The Australian National Gallery, AGNSW, NGV, Newcastle Art Gallery, Queen Victoria MAG in Launceston all had works, in some cases several pieces. So did the Philip Morris Arts Grant collection, for “young, bold and innovative” artists, notwithstanding that Rosalie was in her late 50s when they first bought her works.
Tickets at the door $10 / $5 student concession
FRIENDS OF THE DRILL HALL GALLERY FREE
Image:Rosalie Gascoigne studio, photograph courtesy Martin Gascoigne