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Auckland-born artist Rosalie Gascoigne (1917-1999) features in graphic design magazine Eye‘s special typography issue. Gascoigne’s large, collage-like art works are primarily made from found objects, including abandoned road signs, stencilled packing materials and other text-heavy forms. Gascoigne moved to Mount Stromlo, just outside of Canberra, in 1943, and at the age of 64 became the first woman to represent Australia at the Venice Biennale. Eye: “Approaching 70, she hit her stride, making electric images of distilled experience, visual poems that meld culture and nature, language and landscape … This creative response to her countryside produced some of Australia’s most inventive typographic imagery, now celebrated as some of its most iconic contemporary art.”


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