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Rosalind Lemoh

About the work

The title ‘Certified Empty’ is borrowed  from the ammunition boxes used in this large free-standing work. Drawing from the tradition of Art de Povera and the use of  ‘poor or honest’ materials, the work includes  found decommissioned ammunition boxes from the Australian military, concrete, plaster, coal and perspex. As a tall stack form with a concertina profile and architectural qualities, this free standing work has three large empty red perspex prims or pillars.The negative space articulates the questions around historical narratives and the notion of who’s story is presented.  Specifically, the title plays on the term ’empty’ that traditional colonial and patriarchal narratives have used so often  as a way to control and manipulate the story of conquest. Mimicking the language of control and authority , this work questions  the voice of history against the ‘other’.

Certified Empty has been supported by Capital Airport Group.


Certified Empty by Rosalind Lemoh

Images from Silversalt Photography, pictured at Goulburn Regional Gallery

About the artist

Rosalind Lemoh was born in Sierra Leone and graduated from the ANU School of Art with first class honours majoring in Sculture in 2007. Her work has been exhibited in London, Tokyo and New York. She has been a finalist in national exhibitions, including Contour 556, Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, The Royal Bank of Scotland Emerging Art Prize, and the Blake Prize. It is included in collections such as Canberra Hospital and Contini Art Uk (private). Her work uses casting and text with an industrial aesthetic to explore themes around Still Life and memorial. From 2020, she has begun to explore forms based on the ‘stack’ whilst also reflecting on internal thought spaces as architecture.
Rosalind Lemoh
  • Certified Empty
  • 2022
  • Decommissioned steel ammunition boxes, concrete, coal , Perspex
  • Sculpture
  • 1970mm (h) x 540mm (w) x 300mm (d)