Rosalie Gascoigne was a New Zealand-Australian sculptor known for her assemblages of eclectic found materials.
Words alone cannot describe
Can an artist define her adopted country? I would like to present Rosalie Gascoigne (1917–1999), a New Zealand / Australian artist, who began a full on art career at the age of 57 years. Using assemblages of found objects taken from the landscape surrounding her country home, she clearly has the gift to connect with the hearts of her audience. I confess that last week I flew 3500 kms across Australia just to feel the intensity of her work. I could say that I love her perceptive, quirky humour, and that the work taps directly into the complex timeless poetry the Australian landscape; but words alone cannot describe the qualities of this remarkable artist.
HappyMelbourne, - 14 March 2009