Rosalie GASCOIGNE: artist

Not On Display

About the work

Gascoigne entered the art world at the age of 57, already an unique artist who started making art at home while caring forthree children. She fashioned her assemblages from found materials and Monaro is composed from old Schweppes crates found at a local drinks factory. The undulating lines that define this work were caused by a band-saw Gascoigne used which made it difficult to cut straight lines. They result in brilliant references to the wind blowing over a wheat field in Autumn. The half-readable black words on the bright yellow crates further imbue Monaro with a lilting, lyrical and poetic edge. All of Gascoigne's work is about recollecting feelings and emotions in response to the landscape. Monaro has a strong connection to the landscape where she lived. It captures the beauty of this rural Australian landscape.
Artist/Maker and role
Rosalie GASCOIGNE: artist
synthetic polymer paint on sawn and split soft-drink wooden crates on plywood
131 x 457 cm (overall)
(a) 130.6 x 114.2 cm
(b) 130.8 x 114.3 cm
(c) 130.6 x 114.2 cm
(d) 130.8 x 114.7 cm
Credit line
Purchased 1989
The State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession number

This is one of the paintings in our collection.