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Zoë Croggon, Rosa, 2017
Giclee print on Moab Somerset Museum Rag
42 x 28 cm unframed
Edition of 20 & 9AP 



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Zoë Croggon's Rosa was commissioned in an edition of 20 (and nine artist proofs) by Heide Museum of Modern Art for their 2017 fundraising gala. We are very pleased to be able to offer a small number of the artist proof editions of this work through VERSION.

Zoë Croggon’s photo-collages and videos splice together found photographs or filmic sequences to construct new formal and poetic realities. By incorporating multiple and contradictory perspectives within the one pictorial frame, Croggon makes the familiar appear unfamiliar. In this especially commissioned print, she counterpoints the human form with details of modernist architecture—in a manner typical of her work.

In other ways the image imparts an unusually romantic lyricism. As Croggon describes: ‘the femininity of the figure is a direct nod to Sunday Reed, the hands a recognition of making, tactility, and so on’. The subtle palette and geometric styling are inspired by Heide’s natural and built environment, especially the 1960s Heide II house. Croggon has titled the work after the Rosa Mutabilis grown in Heide's gardens, one of Sunday’s favourite flowers—as portrayed by Sidney Nolan in his famous 1945 portrait of his lover. Rosa Mutabilis alters colour over time as it blooms. Croggon sees the flower’s changeability as a metaphor for how the images and subjects in her work undergo a process of transformation.

We recommend framing this work to the edge of the image, in keeping with the artist's usual style. Therefore, the print is not signed and instead these editions will come with an accompanying label that is signed and numbered by the artist, to affix to the reverse of the framed work. A Certificate of Authenticity also accompanies each edition. 


Melbourne-based artist Zoë Croggon works primarily with collage, as well as sculpture, video and drawing. The body has long been the focus of Croggon’s work, which often considers the relationship between the kinetic body and its surroundings. Created primarily from found photographs, her works study texture, light, and form, examining the possibilities and limits of pictorial abstraction and metamorphosis.

Zoë Croggon has a Bachelor of Fine Art with First Class Honours from the Victorian College of the Arts. She has held solo exhibitions at the National Gallery of Victoria, Gertrude Contemporary, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Perth Centre for Photography, Daine Singer and the Melbourne Art Fair, and has participated in group exhibitions at institutions including the National Gallery of Victoria, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Monash University Museum of Art, NGV Studio, Samstag Museum of Art, Ian Potter Museum of Art and the VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery.

Croggon is the recipient of an Art Gallery of New South Wales Studio Scholarship at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (2018), ARTAND Australia / Credit Suisse Private Banking Contemporary Art Award (2014), the Asia-Pacific Photobook Prize (2015) and the ACACIA Art Award (2010). She has also been shortlisted for the Churchie Art Prize, Basil Sellers Art Prize at the Ian Potter Museum of Art and the Wallara Travelling Scholarship. Her work is held in collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, National Gallery of Victoria, MUMA, Gippsland Art Gallery, Artbank and Heide.