Birdsong, Rosalie Gascoigne, 1999. Sawn plywood retroreflective road signs, on backing board; Image courtesy of Justin Miller Fine Art, Sydney.

Birdsong, Rosalie Gascoigne, 1999. Sawn plywood retroreflective road signs, on backing board. Image courtesy of Justin Miller Fine Art, Sydney.

Art in road signs

Exhibition space

Rosalie Gascoigne AM is one of Australia’s best-known artists who is unrivalled in her emotive depictions of the landscapes surrounding Canberra. A new book presents for the first time all known, finished works by the artist. Julia Boyd and Emily Hazlewood report.

Rosalie Gascoigne did not tread the typical path to becoming a recognised and celebrated artist.