Rosemary Laing: Weathering

Works from two photographic series by Sydney based artist Rosemary Laing are presented in this exhibition, part of Climarte, a Melbourne-wide Festival seeking to ‘harness the creative power of the Arts to inform, engage and inspire action on climate change’.

Art Exhibition previously on at Heide Museum of Modern Art in Victoria, Australia.
From Saturday 21 February 2015 to Sunday 31 May 2015

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Published by anonymous on Monday 19 January 2015.
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Laing’s powerful images elucidate this theme in ways that are layered and sometimes surprising. Linking the two series is the motif of paper. In The Weather 2006, a figure is blown around midst shreds of torn environmental texts, a whirl of bluster, false starts and broken promises. In The Paper (2013), sheets of daily newspaper cover a forest floor like a pale carpet or shroud. The quiet, elegiac mood of the scene paradoxically calls us to action.