Rosemary Laing honoured in Japan

Rosemary Laing picks up the Overseas Photographer Award at the 35th Higashikawa International Photography Festival.

Words: Camilla Wagstaff

Renowned photographic artist Rosemary Laing is this week honoured at the 35th Higashikawa International Photography Festival in Hokkaido, Japan.

Affectionately known as The Town of Photography since the 1980s, Higashikawa puts profound value on – and efforts in promoting – both national and international photographic practice.

Laing will receive the Overseas Photographer Award for photographic achievements, in recognition of her renowned series’ including weather (2006), leak (2010) and Buddens (2017). The Award Winners’ Photo Exhibition is on view from 5 to 28 August at the Higashikawa Bunka Gallery and exhibits works from Laing’s weather and leak.

“My projects are often created in meaningful places, wherein I set up situations for the camera by either making a construction or working with a performer,” says the artist. “[In these series’] I am interested in the elastic gravity between the sky, and the ground, and their connected conditions.”

Laing’s latest series, skyground, is currently on view at Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, until Saturday 17 August.

Image: Rosemary Laing, skyground #1 2019. Archival pigment print. edition of 8, dimensions variable.

FOLLOW THIS ARTIST

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

READ MORE

McClelland launches Limited Edition Small Sculpture project

McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery latest commissions support pandemic-impacted artists and respond to collector demand.

Aotearoa Art Fair announces 2022 gallery line-up

40 galleries from across Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond will present artwork at The Cloud next year.

Arts Project Australia Annual Gala supports artists with intellectual disability

200+ artworks up for sale in much-loved yearly auction and exhibition.

Georges River Art Prize 2021 winners announced

Winners announced for biennial south-west Sydney award, sharing in prize pool of more than $19,000.