Rosemary Laing (AU)

Opening: Rosemary Laing

Image: Rosemary Laing, 2023. Courtesy the artist and Tolarno Galleries.

Image: Rosemary Laing, 2023. Courtesy the artist and Tolarno Galleries.


01 March

Friday, 5-7pm (AEST)


Tolarno Galleries [i]
Level 5, 104 Exhibition St, Melbourne
Tue – Fri, 10am – 5pm
Sat, 1pm – 4pm


Wheelchair access



Combining sculptures and photographic images, Rosemary Laing’s powerful installation responds to the environmental crisis affecting the landscape she has pictured in her large-scale scenes over many decades.

Re-assembling numerous small-scale broken and worn fragments from the shells and rocks of coastal New South Wales, she has re-animated these remains of the natural world into ‘performers’ who re-act to their changing situation.

Laing’s poignant and timely installation of re-imagined debris and close-up photographs considers the effects of climate change and speaks to the delicate balance between nature, culture and survival.

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Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March