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Ground Speed #2 2001
Ground Speed #2 2001

AKA: Rosemary Laing

Born: 1959 Brisbane
  • Conceptual
  • Contemporary
  • Photographer
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Rosemary Laing
Rosemary Laing

Born in Brisbane in 1959. Currently lives and works in Sydney.
Trained as a painter, she has been exploring conceptually based photography and performance since the 1980's. She has shown extensively in museums and galleries in Australia and Asia. In the United States, her work was most recently seen in North Carolina Museum of Art and the Worcester Art Museum. Her photographs are represented in the collections of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, the National Gallery of Australia, Kunstammlung Nordhein Westfalen, Dusseldorf, the Contemporary Museum, Kanazawa Japan, Museum of Modern Art, Fort Worth, Reina Sofia, Madrid, REFCO, Chicago, among others.
Rosemary Laing
Rosemary Laing

2005 one dozen unnatural disasters in the Australian landscape, GrantPirrie, Redfern, Australia

2005 The Unquiet Landscapes of Rosemary Laing, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

2004 Rosemary Laing, Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, Spain

2004 one dozen unnatural disasters in the Australian landscape, Galerie Lelong, New York

2004 one dozen unnatural disasters in the Australian landscape, Galerie Conrads, Düsseldorf, Germany

2004 Australian Culture Now, Australian Centre for the Moving Image and National Gallery of Victoria, Victoria, Australia

2004 Nature and Nation: Vaster than Empires, Worcester, England; traveled to The Yard Gallery, Nottingham, UK

2004 Supernatural Artificial, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo

2004 Busan Biennale, Busan, Korea

2004 Flock and Fable: Animals and Identity in Contemporary Art, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY

2004 Breathtaking, The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Boston

2004 Rosemary Laing, Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, Spain

2004 The Nature Machine: Contemporary Art, Nature and Technology, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

2004 Apparently Light: Semaines Europeennes de L’Image, Galerie nei Liicht, Dudelange, Luxembourg

2003 one dozen unnatural disasters in the Australian landscape, Gitte Weise Gallery, Sydney

2003 Rosemary Laing: A Survey 1995-2002, Brisbane City Gallery, Brisbane

2003 bulletproofglass, Galerie Conrads, Düsseldorf, Germany

2003 As Heavy as Heaven: Transformations of Gravity, Graz 2003 – Cultural Capital City of Europe

2003 Face Up, Contemporary Art from Australia, Museum for the Present, Berlin

2003 Galerie Conrads, Dusseldorf, Germany

2003 Hothouse – The flower in contemporary art, Monash University Museum of Art, Monash

2003 Nature and Nation: Vaster than Empires, Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, Hastings, UK

2003 Rendezvous mit Gitte volume 3, Gitte Weise Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2003 Picturing Paradise, Mori Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2002 Tales of the Unexpected, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

2002 A Silver Lining & A New Beginning, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney

2002 Faux /Real, Borusan Culture and Art Center, Istanbul, Turkey.Gold Coast Ulrick Schubert Photographic Art Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery

2002 bulletproofglass, Galerie Lelong, New York

2002 bulletproofglass, Gitte Weise Gallery, Sydney

2001 groundspeed, Gitte Weise Gallery, Sydney

2001 Staged!, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.

2001 Shoot, Gold Coast City Gallery, Queensland; traveled to Carnegie Gallery, Hobart; Coffs

2001 Harbour Regional Art Gallery, Queensland; Caloundra Regional Gallery, Queensland

2001 Lightness of Being: Contemporary Photographic Art from Australia, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne.

2001 A Century of Collecting 1901 -2001,Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney.

2001 low-down, Monash University Gallery, Monash University, Melbourne.

2000 gradience, The Australian Centre for Photography, 12th Biennial of Sydney.

2000 flight research, Gitte Weise Gallery, Sydney

2000 aero –zone, The Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth

2000 'art at work' Photography and Moving Image, The Sydney International Terminal, Sydney Airport

2000 Mjesto Na Kojem Nisam Bio [A Place I've Never Been To], Umjetnicki paviljon, Zagreb, Croatia

2000 Sporting Life, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

2000 Body Language, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, University of NSW, Sydney

1999 National Photographic Purchase Award, Albury Regional Gallery, Albury

1999 Contempora 5, Ian Potter Museum of Art in association with National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

1999 Natural Disasters/Disasters Unnatural, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne

1999 Passion for Wings, National Aviation Museum, Ottawa, Canada

1999 aero-zone, Australian Centre Contemporary Art, Melbourne

1999 aero-zone, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan.

1999 Moral Hallucinations, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

1998 brownwork, Annandale Gallery, Sydney.

1998 The Seppelt Contemporary Art Award, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

1997 brownwork, (within Envisioned ), Monash University Gallery, Melbourne.

1997 floressence, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle; traveled to Campbelltown City Art Gallery, Campbelltown; Tamworth City Art Gallery, Tamworth

1996 Photography is Dead! Long Live Photography!, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.

1996 Perception and Perspective Next Wave Festival, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

1996 View of the New, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

1996 Alternative Realities, Tamsui Centre of Art and Culture, Tamsui, Taipei, Taiwan; traveled to Pacific Cultural Foundation Art Centre, Taipei, Taiwan.

1996 Digital Gardens: a World in Mutation, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada.

1996 Beyond the Sublime, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney.

1995 greenwork, International Terminal, Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport, Federal Airports Corporation.

1995 Greenwork, Annandale Gallery, Sydney

1995 New Orientation: The Vision of Art in a Paradoxical World 4th Istanbul Biennial -International Exhibition of Contemporary Art Antrepo, Istanbul, Turkey.

1995 Australian Contemporary Photography: from the Moet & Chandon Art Acquisition Fund, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth.

1995 The Artists Garden, Gallery 7, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

1995 Alternative Realities, Gallery Art Beam, Seoul, Korea; traveled to Wan Fung Art Gallery, Beijing, China; Zhu Quizan Gallery, Shanghai, China; The University of Melbourne Museum of Art, Melbourne; Exposition Hall, University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong.


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