Rosemary Johnson

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1942, d.1982

Shadows 4

  • Purchased 1975
  • bronze
  • 105 x 1140 x 355mm
  • 79/316.1-3
  • c. 1975

Despite the force, heat, pressure and noise implicit in the bronze melding process, Rosemary Johnson’s tectonic Shadows 4 is filled with an expansive, majestic fluidity, and holds together with an ordered sense of tension, strength and grace.Johnson became skilled in traditional metal casting processes at the Central School of Art and Design in London, after earlier studies at the University of Canterbury’s School of Fine Art. Returning to New Zealand in 1969, she became particularly well-known for her environmental art.

(As Time Unfolds, 5 December 2020 – 7 March 2021)