Plein Air

Rosalie GASCOIGNE: artist

Not On Display

About the work

Rosalie Gascoigne is one of Australia’s most significant contemporary artists. Plein Air, her largest installation, combines paintings, found object assemblages and sculptural elements. The focus is on air, light and space. The sparse, spare and almost monochrome execution creates an effect suggestive of the experience of being immersed in a landscape. Her schematic arrangement triggers rich allusions to clouds forms and the incidents and discoveries found on the land. Gascoigne uses everyday materials to distil the essence of the Australian landscape experience. The seemingly effortless assembly and chance arrangement of textures, colours and materials in Plein Air capture a ‘spirit of place’, inviting viewers to recall their own memories, experiences and associations.
Plein Air
Artist/Maker and role
Rosalie GASCOIGNE: artist
masonite, white wood, box, galvanized mild steel wire, wooden soft drink crates, craft board
nine wall-units: 122 x 91.5 cm, 202.5 x 179 cm, 120 x 114 cm, 122 x 182 cm, 91.5 x 122 cm, 71.5 x 120 cm, 119.5 x 81 cm, 113 x 85.5 cm, 123 x 57 cm
three floor units: 120 x 90 x 120 cm, 30 x 240 x 60 cm and 90 x 90 x 120 cm
Credit line
Gift of Sue and Ian Bernadt, 2010
The State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession number

This is one of the installations in our collection.