Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The artwork of Rosalie Gascoigne.

While searching I stumbled across the artwork of Rosalie Gascoigne and through some investigating found out that she was a New Zealand artist who passed away in 1999. Her career bloomed later in life at the age of 57 when she had her first serious exhibition in Sydney, Australia.

Gascoigne's work utilizes weathered materials found on the roadside. Soda crates, worn domestic items and road signs all play important roles in her work. The abstraction comes from cutting and reassembling. Taking them out of context and making them something new and wonderful. Her work speaks of the history of the objects that she disassembles. Used and forgotten they no longer have purpose until she gives them purpose.

You can see more of her work here.

"Southerly Buster"



"Lassater's Reef"

"Hung File"

"Gentlemen Of Japan"




"A Certain Smile"


  1. Hi Robert
    Just wanted to say I love your art and your blog. I have been following it for a while and I enjoy the artist's you present and that you choose quality over quantity... inspiring stuff. How good is Rosalie Gascoigne?.. she is a huge fav of mine. Keep up the great blogging and art!

  2. Beautiful stoff, Robert. I can see where you and Cecil come together... lovely.

  3. Hey Robert just wanted to let you know that I am doing art (grade 9) and i have been studying rosalie gascoigne. i really admire how you have put this blog together, I think its really cool.I would very much like to see her artwork in person and study her more.