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Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Aug

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Exhibition

Pipilotti Rist: Sip my ocean

01 Nov - 18 Feb

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Exhibition

MCA COLLECTION: JON CAMPBELL

04 Dec - 25 Feb

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Workshop

WORKSHOP

29 Nov, 6.00pm, Ground Floor: Outdoor Terrace

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International Day for People with Disability

05 Dec, 11.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Art Safari

05 Dec, 1.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

– News from inside the MCA

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Collection Artist Interviews

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Learning Resources - Agatha Gothe-Snape

Explore our free online resources created for teachers, students and learners of all ages.



On this page you will find a suite of learning tools and strategies to engage with young Sydney-based artist, Agatha Gothe-Snape. Working across a range of mediums including performance, installation, and PowerPoint, Gothe-Snape’s works explore text, colour, space, and ways of interacting with audiences through humour, conversations and instructions.

Explore Gothe-Snape’s conceptual practice through presentations, activities, extended enquiry questions and other resources.

Activities can be done on their own, in combination and in any order. You can also choose to follow one of our suggested class plans found at the bottom of this page. All resources are suitable for use in the classroom or for self-guided learning.

Agatha Gothe-Snape writing on paper on a wall, viewed from behind as she writes on a whiteboard

Agatha Gothe-Snape, Every Future Here Now, 2015,
seven conversation and large-scale drawings, Carriageworks
image courtesy and © the artist


Encounter Agatha Gothe-Snape

Encounter the artist Agatha Gothe-Snape in a slideshow with images and class discussion ideas. View the Encounter directly in the browser or download the PowerPoint or PDF versions. Teacher’s notes are also available.


I don’t want to make art that is immediately identifiable as art. I’m interested in making things that we don’t really know what they are yet.

Agatha Gothe-Snape, MCA Artist’s Voice

Encounter

Encounter Agatha Gothe-Snape in a slideshow with images and class discussion ideas. View the Encounter directly in the browser or download the PowerPoint or PDF versions. Teacher’s notes are also available.

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PowerPoint Animations

Agatha Gothe-Snape creates animated works using PowerPoint. Take on the challenge to create your own PowerPoint animation, using only the program’s supplied backgrounds, shapes and colours.

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Infographics

Draw from Agatha Gothe-Snape’s work Every Artist Remembered (2009 – 2011)to explore new ways of remembering, organising and visualising history.

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Headliners

In her work Headliners, Gothe-Snape generated newspaper headlines based on her interviews with residents of Horsham, Victoria. Collaborate with a friend to create your own 'newsworthy’ artwork!

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Cut-Ups & Fold-Ins

Follow Agatha Gothe-Snape’s lead and have a go at working with text to create your own found poetry.

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(Un)Ordinary Objects

Join Agatha Gothe-Snape in creating art out of the everyday by using an ordinary object in an extraordinary way!

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Fewest Possible Decisions

Test the limits of communication and explore how meaning is communicated as you take on the challenge to create a poster without text, numbers or representational images.

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Rules of Art

Agatha Gothe-Snape adheres to particular rules when creating her work. Get conceptual as you write and test your own set of instructions to follow when making works of art.

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Extended Learning: Extended Enquiry Questions & Activities

Find a series of Extended Enquiry Questions based on Agatha Gothe-Snape at this link to take your learning further. Find questions suitable for research projects or essays.

AGATHA GOTHE SNAPE INTERVIEWED IN 2013 FOR MCA ARTIST VOICE

Running Time: 10.11

Agatha Gothe-Snape discusses a range of works featured in the exhibition Workout: 7 Days of Experimental Performance (2013) and in the MCA Collection for the MCA Artist’s Voice series. Artist’s Voice is supported by the Copyright Agency Limited.

Class Plans

COLLABORATIONS (Stage 4 – 5)

Agatha Gothe-Snape’s practice involves plenty of collaboration with artists, audiences and practitioners in other fields. Investigate ideas and forms of collaboration through the following making and study activities.

  • Encounter Agatha Gothe-Snape as a class and investigate some of the artist’s key works and ideas.
  • Take on the role of a journalist and learn how artists and audiences can work together to make meaning in the Headlines activity
  • Plan a performance in the (Un)Ordinary Objects activity and collaborate with a friend to stage it.
  • Collaborations require exchange and dialogue. Use script-writing to create connections between artists in the Connections & Conversations activity.
  • Extend your knowledge by researching and answering an Extended Study question of your choosing.

ARTIST’S PRACTICE (Stage 5 – 6)

Explore Agatha Gothe-Snape’s eclectic artistic practice through a variety of making and study activities, particularly focusing on her use of colour, text and space.

  • Encounter Agatha Gothe-Snape as a class and investigate some of the artist’s key works and ideas.
  • Take on the challenge of creating your own animation using generic software in the PowerPoint Animations activity.
  • Create your own Beat Poems in the Cut-Ups & Fold-Ins activity to explore the creative qualities of text.
  • Design your own art installation that interferes with people’s interactions in the Social Sculpture activity to understand how space and site can be used as art making tools.
  • Explore conceptual and instructional art processes in the Rules for Art activity.
  • Extend your knowledge by researching and answering an Extended Study question of your choosing.
Gothe-Snape speaking to others in front of her work Every Artist Remembered (2009)

Image from Every Artist Remembered, 2011
Power to the People Contemporary Conceptualism and the Object in Art, curated by Hannah Mathews, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne

Get in Touch!

If you have any feedback on these learning resources or would like to share some of your creations, we would love to hear from you. Contact us at:

learning@mca.com.au