POWERPOINTS Catalogue 2008 - ongoing, 2019 - 2020 | subscription-based edition

Agatha Gothe-Snape’s POWERPOINTS Catalogue (2008 - ongoing) is an ongoing series of digital artworks that have been created with Microsoft PowerPoint. They are endless loops with sound.

POWERPOINTS parallel Gothe-Snape's broader conceptual practice stemming from improvisational performance. They draw upon and are records of interpersonal and spatio-emotional exchanges around art and art contexts. They are characterised by impulsive response, might relate directly to other artworks or form a backdrop for performance. Like much of Gothe-Snape's work, POWERPOINTS employ colour and language emotively.

A grid of twenty-four POWERPOINTS was exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria as part of Melbourne Now. An interview with Gothe-Snape at the time explains her interest in PowerPoint as a medium.

POWERPOINTS are purchased as an entire series which is updated periodically with releases of new works similar to a subscription. POWERPOINTS are a numbered, open edition. POWERPOINTS are supplied to subscribers initially on a customised USB card with updates distributed by email. With the Series 3 release, there are now forty-six works in the POWERPOINTS Catalogue.

POWERPOINTS can be viewed in any format that supports Microsoft PowerPoint at any scale. PowerPoint software has recently been released for smartphones and tablets (both Mac and Android).

POWERPOINTS subscriptions are AUD 800.00 (incl. GST).


POWERPOINTS subscribers include:

  • The Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, the University of Western Australia, Perth;
  • KADIST Collection;
  • Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne;
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney;
  • National Gallery of Australia, Canberra;
  • National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne;
  • Wesfarmers Collection, Perth;
  • private collections internationally.

POWERPOINTS have been exhibited in:

  • The National: New Australian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Carriageworks, Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 2017;
  • Agatha Gothe-Snape - OH WINDOW, MAM PROJECT 23, curated by Haruko Kumakura, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2017;
  • Agatha Gothe-Snape - Rhetorical Chorus (LW), Performa 15 commission, curated by RoseLee Goldberg, New York Society for Ethical Culture, New York, 2017;
  • Art Month Sydney 2015, launch party, National Art School, Sydney, 2015;
  • MCA Collection show, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, 2014;
  • Digital Excursion: Agatha Gothe-Snape - The Feelings Were Harder To Dislodge Than I Initially Imagined, commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia's National Centre for Creative Learning, Sydney, 2015;
  • Creative Suite, curated by Andrea Bell, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Auckland; City Gallery, Wellington and Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Melbourne, 2015;
  • Art Month Sydney 2015, launch party, curated by Glenn Barkley, National Art School, Sydney, 2015;
  • NOW now festival, curated by Ivan Cheng, The Red Rattler, 55 Sydenham Rd, and SNO Contemporary Art Projects, Sydney, 2015;
  • Art as a Verb, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, 2014;
  • 2014 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging), Artspace, Sydney, 2014;
  • Melbourne Art Fair, The Commercial Gallery, Royal Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, 2014;
  • Tearaway The Crater of Motor Power, Brooke Stamp’s commission for the Keir Choreographic Award, Dance House, Melbourne, 2014;
  • FORWARDS FORWARDS, (as Wrong Solo), Televisions, Performance Space, Sydney, 2014;
  • Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2013;
  • Cafe Intellectual: Reading Robert Hughes, curated by The Field (Elizabeth Stanton and Katrina Schwarz), Sketch in association with the Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2013;
  • Workout: 7 days of experimental performance, (in collaboration with Susan Gibb) curated by Anna Davis, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, 2013;
  • Agatha Gothe-Snape - Late Sculpture, The Commercial Gallery, Sydney, 2013;
  • Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists’ Travel Scholarship Prize, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney, 2013;
  • Contemporary Art Archive, curated by Glenn Barkley, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, 2012;
  • Opening & Closing Ceremony, by Jane McKernan, Performance Space, Sydney, 2012;
  • Agatha Gothe-Snape - A Planet With Two Suns, Society - Kunstvlaai Festival of Independents, curated by Susan Gibb, Sint Nicholaas Lyceum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2012;
  • New Work Old Tricks, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney, 2011;
  • I’m Ok, You’re Ok, curated by Alice Lang, Level ARI, Brisbane, 2010;
  • Primavera 2010, curated by Katie Dyer, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2010;
  • What I Think About When I Think About Dancing, curated by Lisa Havilah and Susan Gibb, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney, 2010.