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ROSEMARY LAING
 
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Rosemary Laing
1959 born in Brisbane, Australia
Lives in Sydney, Australia
Solo Exhibitions

2005 Rosemary Laing: to walk on a sea of salt, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne. July - Aug 2005.
Rosemary Laing: groundspeed, Galerie Conrads, Düsseldorf, Germany.
The Unquiet Landscapes of Rosemary Laing, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; travelled to
Kunsthallen Brandts Klaederfabrik, Odense, Denmark (2006)
one dozen unnatural disasters in the Australian landscape: a collaboration with Stephen Birch,
GrantPirrie Gallery, Sydney.
2004 Rosemary Laing, Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, Spain.
one dozen unnatural disasters in the Australian landscape, Galerie Conrads, Düsseldorf, Germany.
one dozen unnatural disasters in the Australian landscape, Galerie Lelong, New York, USA.
2003 one dozen unnatural disasters in the Australian landscape (part 1), Gitte Weise Gallery, Sydney.
Rosemary Laing: A Survey 1995-2002, Brisbane City Gallery, Brisbane.
bulletproofglass, Galerie Conrads, Düsseldorf, Germany.
2002 bulletproofglass, Galerie Lelong, New York, USA.
bulletproofglass, Gitte Weise Gallery, Sydney.
2001 groundspeed, Gitte Weise Gallery, Sydney.
2000 gradience, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney.
flight research, Gitte Weise Gallery, Sydney.
1999 aero-zone, National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan; travelled to Australian Centre for Contemporary Art,
Melbourne; Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth (2000)
1998 brownwork, Annandale Galleries, Sydney.
1997 brownwork (within Envisioned), Monash University Gallery, Melbourne.
1995 greenwork, International Terminal, Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport, Federal Airports Corporation, Sydney.
1993 blow-out, Annandale Gallery, Sydney.
1992 from Paradise work, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.
1991 from Paradise work, Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide.
1989 Natural Disasters, Milburn + Arte Gallery, Brisbane.
1988 Natural Disasters, Artspace, Sydney.

Group Exhibitions

2005 The Forest: Politics, Poetics and Practice, Nasher Museum of Art: Duke University, Durham, North
Carolina, USA.
Points of View: Landscape and Photography, Galerie Lelong, New York, USA.
Points of View: Australian Photography 1985 – 95, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Beyond real Photography Exhibition: Part 2 Making A Scene, Australian Centre for Photography,
Sydney.
Time’s Arrow, Twelve Random Thoughts on Beauty, Rotunda Gallery BRIC, Brooklyn, USA
a kind of magic: The Art of Transforming, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland.
Revealing Secret Treasures: Women Artists from the Reg & Sally Richardson collection, Maitland Regional
Art Gallery, Maitland; travelled to Manning Regional Art Gallery.
Out There: Landscape in the New Millennium, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (MOCA),
Ohio, USA.
Picturing the Landscape, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Grovenor Place Building, Sydney
Art Almanac: Cover Stories 269, Sir Hermann Black Gallery, University of Sydney, Sydney.
After Nature, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales.
2004 The Nature Machine: Contemporary Art, Nature and Technology, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.
Femina, Gallery les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, France; travelled to Gallery les Filles du Calvaire, Brussels,
Germany.
Apparently Light, Galerie nei Liicht, Dudelange, Luxembourg.
2004: Australian Culture Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
Inaugural exhibition: works from the collection, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa,
Japan.
Clouded Over, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia, Perth.
Landscape and Memory, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain.
Busan Biennale, Busan Metropolitan Art Museum, Busan, Korea.
Living together is easy, Art Tower Mito, Tokyo, Japan & National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
Breathtaking, Art Institute of Boston Gallery, Lesley University, Boston, USA.
Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Contemporary Photomedia, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.
Penumbra: Images of darkness and light, McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park, Langwarrin, Victoria.
Flock and Fable: Animals and Identity in Contemporary Art, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA.
More Easily Imagined, Crossings of the Blue Mountains, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst.
2003 Defying Gravity: Contemporary Art and Flight, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina,USA.
The Fleeting Moment Between Photography And Cinema, Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Turin and
Museo Nazionale del Cinema of Turin, Turin, Italy.
Face Up Contemporary Art from Australia, Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum for the Present,
Berlin, Germany.
Hothouse -The flower in contemporary art, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne; travelled to State
Library of Victoria; Ballarat Fine Art Gallery; McCelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, Langwarrin, Victoria;
Geelong Art Gallery; National Library of Australia, Canberra; Gippsland Art Gallery, Victoria; Keith
Murdoch Gallery, Melbourne.
Nature and Nation: Vaster than Empires, Hastings Museum & Art Gallery, Hastings, UK; travelled to
Worcester City Museum & Art Gallery, Worcester, UK; (2004) Yard Gallery, Nottingham, UK; (2004),
Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, UK (2004)
As Heavy as Heaven: Transformations of Gravity, Kunsthallen Brandts Klaederfabrik, Odense, Denmark;
travelled to Landesmuseum Joanneum und Grazer Altstadt, Graz, Austria.
2002 Tales of the Unexpected, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
Faux/ Real, Borusan Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey.
2001 Staged! Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
2000 art at work: Photography and Moving Image, International Terminal, Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport,
Sydney.
Contemporary Photographic Art from Australia, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany; travelled to
Museum Schloß Hardenberg, Velbert, Germany; Kunstsammlungen, Chemnitz, Germany; Kulturzentrum
der Stadt, Stuttgart, Germany; Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne (Lightness of Being 2001)
A Place I've Never Been To, Umjetnicki paviljon, Zagreb, Croatia.
Sporting Life, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.
The Song of the Earth, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany.
1999 Moral Hallucinations, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.
Contempora 5, Ian Potter Museum of Art in association with National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
Natural Disasters/ Disasters Unnatural, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne.
Passion for Wings, National Aviation Museum, Ottawa, Canada.
1998 The Seppelt Contemporary Art Award, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.
1996 florescence, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney; travelled to Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle (1997);
Campbelltown City Art Gallery, Campbelltown; (1997) Tammworth City Art Gallery, Tammworth (1997)
Koncept, International Exhibition of Contemporary Photography Umjetnicki paviljon and Galerija Gradska,
Zagreb, Croatia.
Digital Gardens: a World in Mutation, Power Plant, Toronto, Canada.
Beyond the Sublime, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney.
Photography is Dead! Long Live Photography!, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.
Perception and Perspective, Next Wave Festival, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
1995 New Orientation: The Vision of Art in a Paradoxical World 4th Istanbul Biennial - International Exhibition
of Contemporary Art, Antrepo, Istanbul, Turkey.
Alternative Realities: Australian artists working with technology, Ian Potter Gallery, University of Melbourne
Museum of Art, Melbourne; University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong; Zhu Qizhan Gallery,
Shanghai; Wang Fun Art Gallery, Beijing; Gallery Artbeam, Seoul, Korea; Pacific Cultural Centre, Taipei,
Taiwan; (1996) Tamsui Centre of Art, Tamsui, Taiwan; (1996) Mountain Art Gallery, Kaohsiung, Taiwan;
Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath Gallery Bangalore, India; Government Museum and Art Gallery,
Chandigarh, India.
1993 Perspecta, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.
1992 Strangers in Paradise, Korean National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea; travelled to
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (1993)
but never by chance, Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide; travelled to Canberra College of Art Gallery,
Canberra Institute for the Arts, Canberra; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Institute of Modern Art,
Brisbane; Ian Potter Gallery, University of Melbourne, Melbourne (1993)
1990 Amore, Artspace, Sydney.
Real Art, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.

Collections

Albury Regional Gallery, Albury
ARCO Foundation, Madrid, Spain
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Artbank, Sydney, Australia
Australian Capital Equity Collection, Perth, Australia
Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia
BHP Billiton, Australia
Briar Art Trust, Adelaide, Australia
Deutsche Bank, Sydney, Australia
DZ Bank, Germany
Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, Spain
Esk Collection, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Foundation Belgacom, Brussels, Belgium
Gippsland Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia
Goldman Sachs, New York, USA
Goldman Sachs, Sydney, Australia
Griffith University Collection, Brisbane, Australia
Ipswich Regional Gallery, Ipswich, Australia
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Monash Gallery of Art, Wheelers Hill, Victoria, Australia
Monash University Collection, Melbourne, Australia
Museo Nacional Centro De Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (MOCA) Ohio, USA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf, Germany
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, Newcastle, Australia
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Norton Family Foundation, Santa Monica, California, USA
Progressive Corporation Collection, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
Refco Corporation, Chicago, USA
Stern Collection, New York, USA
Sydney Airport Corporation, Sydney, Australia
Townsville Regional Gallery, Townsville, Australia
University of Technology Collection, Sydney, Australia
University of Canberra Collection, Canberra, Australia
William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, USA
Yarra and Flinders Collection, Melbourne, Australia
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan

Bibliography

2005 Marsh, M., Watts, M., Malyon, C., A.R.T. 2 Practice, Sth Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 2005.
Alexander, G. “Remembering Forwards”, ArtAsiaPacific, no. 46, Fall 2005.
Martin-Chew, L. “Rosemary Laing: A collaboration with Stephen Birch,” Art & Australia, vol. 42, no. 4 Winter 2005.
Kalina, R. “Report from Australia: Down Under No More,” Art in America, Apr 2005.
After Nature, exhibition catalogue, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Lake Macquarie, 2005.
Hill, P. “On a high for the people.” The Age, Melbourne, 28 May 2005.
McFarlane, R. “Red carpet treatment, but not for the bride,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 5 Apr 2005.
Meagher, D. “The bride stripped bare,” The Australian Financial Review Magazine, Apr 2005.
The Unquiet Landscapes of Rosemary Laing, Exhibition Catalogue, Museum of Contemporary Art,
Sydney, 2005.
Angeloro, D. “Off with their heads,” The Sydney Morning Herald, Metro, 18 Mar 2005.
Meacham, S. “Diving right in without a parachute,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 17 Mar 2005.
one dozen unnatural disasters in the Australian landscape: a collaboration with Stephen Birch, Exhibition
Catalogue, GrantPirrie Gallery, Sydney, 2005.
Waltener, S. “Rosemary Laing: Domus Artium,” Modern Painters, Feb 2005.
2004 Alexander, G. rosemary laing, Exhibition Catalogue, Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, Spain, 2004.
Apparently Light: Semaines Européennes De L’Image, Exhibition Catalogue, Galerie Nei
Liicht, Dudelange, Luxembourg, 2004.
Sánchez, C. “La obra de Rosemary Laing reinventa el paisaje australiano,” el Periódico el Adelanto de
Salamanca, 22 Oct 2004.
C.P. “La australiana Rosemary Laing expone su obra en el DA2,” Tribuna de Salamanca, 15 Oct 2004.
Pulido, N. “Un Genero revisado con neuvos lenguajes,” Guia De Madrid ABC, 22 Apr 2004.
Grayson, R. “The Downside Up Show,” Broadsheet, vol. 32, no. 4, 2003/2004,
2004: Australian Culture Now, Exhibition Catalogue, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne,
2004.
Living Together is Easy, Exhibition Catalogue, Art Tower Mito, Tokyo, Japan &
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2004.
Landscape & Memory, Exhibition Catalogue, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain, 2004.
Alexander, G. 2004 Adelaide Biennale of Australian Art: Contemporary Photo-media, Exhibition Catalogue,
Art Gallery of South Australia, 2004.
Solomon-Godeau, A. “The Unquiet Landscapes of Rosemary Laing,” Aperture, no. 175, Summer 2004.
Rees, S. “At the Galleries: Sydney - Rosemary Laing at Gitte Weise Gallery,” Flash Art, vol. XXXVII, no.
234, Jan - Feb, 2004.
2003 Defying Gravity: Contemporary Art & Flight, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina, 2003.
Brasa, Camino (ed.). “Scenarios : Rosemary Laing"; accompanying text: "The Human Body and its
Technological Prosthesis" by Blair French” Matador, vol. 6, 2003.
Palazzoli, D. L'attimo fuggente fra fotografia e cinema, Fondazione Torino Musei, Torino, Italy: Bompiani,
2003.
Alexander, G. “groundspeed,” Monografias: Room, no. 2/3, 2003.
Boriani, G. “arts australia berlin 03,” Tema Celeste, no. 100, Nov/Dec 2003.
Face Up Contemporary Art from Australia, Exhibition Catalogue, Nationalgalerie im Hamburger
Bahnhof Museum for the Present- Berlin, Germany, 2003.
Martin-Chew, L. "Rosemary Laing and Jay Younger," Art and Australia vol. 41/1, Spring 2003.
Clewing, U. "In 60 Stunden um die Welt", Der Tagesspiegel, 30 Sept 2003.
Nature and Nation: Vaster than Empires, Exhibition Catalogue, Hastings Museum
& Art Gallery, Hastings, UK 2003.
Hothouse -The flower in contemporary art, Exhibition Catalogue, Monash University Museum
of Art, Monash, 2003.
Trappschuh E. “Auszug, Umzug, Aufbruch”, Handelsblatt, 8 Mar 2003.
Meister H. “Performance für die Kamera”, Westdeutsche Zeitung, 3 Mar 2003.
Heinz-Norbert J. “Etwas anderes als die Realitat”, Süddeutsche Zeitung, 19 Feb 2003.
Nuridsany M , “Arco l'envol”, Le Figaro, 15-16 Feb 2003.
Martin-Chew, L. “Suspended in uncertain skies” in Arts – The Weekend Australian, 8-9 Feb 2003.
2002 Laing, R. et. al. Rosemary Laing: A survey 1995-2002. Sydney: Gitte Weise Gallery/Rosemary Laing, 2002.
Johnson, K. “Rosemary Laing: bulletproofglass” in Art in Review - The New York Times, 27 Dec 2002.
Giardino, A. “Rosemary Laing,” H., No. 37, Oct, 2002.
Alexander, G. bulletproofglass, Exhibition Catalogue, Gitte Weise Gallery, Sydney, 2002.
Meagher, D. “Take Off,” Art Market - The Australian Financial Review Magazine, Aug, 2002.
Low, L. A. "Artist takes the plunge with no strings attached,” The Sydney Morning Herald - Weekend, July
13-14, 2002.
Hart, D. “Rosemary Laing: Flight Research,” in McGhie. A. (ed.). Tales of the Unexpected, exhibition
catalogue, National Gallery of Australia, 2002.
Foster, A. “Rosemary Laing,” in Carver, A. (ed.). Blink. London: Phaidon, 2002.
Faux/Real, Exhibition Catalogue, Borusan Culture and Art Centre, Istanbul, 2002.
Ebony, D. “Art Fairs Energize New York Scene,” Art in America, Apr, 2002.
Smith, R. “The Armory Show, Grown Up in Love With Color,” The New York Times, Feb. 22, 2002.
Nigrosh, L. “Staged; Contemporary Photography at WAM,” Worcester Magazine, Jan. 10, 2002.
Hill, P. “Rosemary Laing: Groundspeed,” Eyeline, no. 47, Summer 2001/2002.
Barragán, P. The Art to Come. Madrid: Subastas Siglo XXI, 2002.
2001 Staged!: Contemporary Photography by Gregory Crewdson, Rosemary Laing, and Sharon
Lockhart, Exhibition Catalogue, Worcester Art Museum, MA., 2001.
Duckett, R. “Deliberate Images,” Time Out - Telegram & Gazette, Worcester, MA. Dec 20, 2001.
Feinstein, R. “Olympic Arts Festival,” Art in America, no. 5, May 2001.
Alexander, G. “Post Natural Nature: Rosemary Laing,” Artlink, Vol. 21, no. 4, 2001.
groundspeed, Exhibition Catalogue, Gitte Weise Gallery, Sydney, 2001.
James B. “Soaring Laing hears call of the wild,” Metropolitan - Sydney Morning Herald, Oct 10 2001.
Itoi, K. “The Heretic of Kanazawa,” International News Spotlight, ARTnews, Mar 2001.
2000 Zeitgenössische Fotokunst aus Australien/Contemporary Photographic Art from Australia, Exhibition
Catalogue, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (NBK), Berlin und Edition Braus im Walter Verlag, Heidelberg,
2000.
Sorrento, A “Schatten an der Wäscheleine,” Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin, 2000.
Heckmann, S. “Biennalen der Welt, vernetzt Euch!,” Berliner Zeitung, 2000.
Kis, P. “Vrhunac sezone u Paviljonu,” Cetvrtak, Sept 21 2000.
Brezovecki-Bidin, I. “Socijalna Sezibilnost I Eticki Angazman,” Vijenac, 2000.
Mjesto Na Kojem Nisam Bio/A Place I've Never Been To, Exhibition Catalogue, Croatian Photographic Union,
Zagreb, 2000.
Barragan, P. “Down Under: 15 fotografos australianos,” Lapiz, July 2000.
Das Lied von der Erde/The Song of the Earth , Exhibition Catalogue,
Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany, May 2000.
Peterson, T. “Rosemary Laing,” Artlink, Issue 20, no. 3, 2000.
Fitzgerald, M. “Suspension of Disbelief,” Time Magazine, June 12 2000.
gradience, Exhibition Catalogue, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, 2000.
1999. Kahn, D. “High Speed Nature: Rosemary Laing,” in French B. (ed.). Photo Files: an Australian Photography
Reader, 1999. Power Foundation and Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, 1999.
1998 Jonson, A. “Rosemary Laing/Stall Fall,” art/text, no. 63, Nov 1998 - Jan 1999.
brownwork: Rosemary Laing, Exhibition Catalogue, Annandale Galleries, Sydney,
1999.
1997 Envisioned, Exhibition Catalogue, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne, 1997.
1996 Digital Garden: A World in Mutation, Exhibition Catalogue, The Power Plant -
Contemporary Art Gallery at Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, 1996.
Koncept: International exhibition of Contemporary Photography, Exhibition Catalogue,
Hrvatski Fotosavez, Zagreb, Croatia, 1996.
Hume, C. “Digging in the digital garden,” The Toronto Star, Toronto, Oct 3 1996.
Photography is Dead! Long Live Photography!, Exhibition Catalogue, Museum of
Contemporary Art, Sydney, 1996
1995 New Orientation: The Vision of Art in a Paradoxical World, 4th Istanbul Biennial Exhibition
Catalogue, Istanbul Foundation for Culture & Arts, Istanbul, 1995.
greenwork, Exhibition Catalogue, Annandale Galleries, Sydney.
1994 Coulter-Smith, G. “Exploring the Technological Other: Robyn Stacey & Rosemary Laing,” in Zurbrugg, N.
(ed). Continuum: Electronic Arts in Australia, Vol. 8, no. 1, 1994.
1993 Australian Perspecta 1993, Exhibition Catalogue, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1993.
Strangers in Paradise : Contemporary Australian Art to Korea, Exhibition Catalogue, Korean National
Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, 1992.
Zurbrugg, N. “Travels in Paradise,” Photofile, no. 36, Aug 1992.
Travels in Paradise, Exhibition Catalogue, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, 1992.
1990 Lumby, C. “Rosemary Laing: Natural Disasters,” Eyeline no. 11, Autumn 1990.
1988 Natural Disasters, Exhibition Catalogue, Artspace, Sydney, 1988.

Commissioned Projects
2002 flight research #5, billboard, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York.
flight research #4, billboard, Yarra's Edge -Urban Art, Mirvac, Melbourne.
2000 airport #3, stART, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.
The Game, Visionaire, New York, N.Y. Jan 2000 Issue.

Selected Awards
2001 Greene Street, New York Studio Residency, Visual Arts/Craft Board of the Australia Council.
2000 Australian Research Council Grant, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales.
1998 Industry and Cultural Development Grant, Australian Film Commission.
1997 New Work, Visual Arts / Craft Fund, Australia Council.
1993 Fellowship, Visual Arts / Crafts Board of the Australia Council.

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