Rosemary Laing
weather #10 2006
Type C photograph
Edition of eight
Courtesy of the artist and Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

26 September – 15 November 2009

Rosemary Laing’s complete weather series (2006–2007), including a group of the artist’s working drawings, has been gathered together for the first time in Australia. Additionally, the weather series has been brought into conversation with a number of related works, including Laing’s Natural Disasters series (1988), and works from swanfires (2002/2004), remembering Babylon, a collaboration with Stephen Birch (2003), one dozen unnatural disasters in the Australian landscape (2003), to walk on a sea of salt (2004) and a dozen useless actions for grieving blondes (2009).

Not a survey, the exhibition looks to place the weather series with particular works so as to discover some of the thematic concerns that have underpinned Laing’s work over a period of two decades. Many of the exhibited works speak literally or metaphorically about natural and unnatural disasters, while being charged with suggestions of cultural turbulence.

Rosemary Laing is a Brisbane-born artist who lives and works in Sydney. Her photographic work has been critically acclaimed internationally.
Curator: Michele Helmrich


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