Shared Sky

The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square — 13 March–2 August 2009
Curators: Allison Holland & Stephen Gilchrist

South Crux

Felicity Spear South–Crux 2005 (Pigment inkjet print)

A celebration of the International Year of Astronomy.

An exhibition of works principally from the National Gallery of Victoria collection of prints, drawing and Indigenous artwork.

Included in the exhibition was Spear’s work South - Crux and her sound installation Out there: in light of remote possibilities, created using radio astronomy data.

The inkjet print South – Crux, is constructed from fragments of time lapse star trail images captured by astro-photographer David Malin, in his photograph Moonset over the Warrumbungles (1992). Spear has also used fragments of a17thC. map based on Corsali’s 16th C. map Crux (the Southern Cross Constellation), and an infra red x-ray of a 16th C. Hondius globe.

South - Crux 2005
Pigment ink-jet print, ed. 1/10
195.0 x 110.0 cm (image], 230.0 x 112.0 cm (sheet)
Printed by Michel Szczepanski, Master Printer, VCA, Melbourne
Collection of the artist, Batesford, Victoria
Courtesy of Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne


Shared Sky
Stephen Gilchrist
Curator, Indigenous Art, NGV
Dr Allison Holland
Curator, Prints and Drawings, NGV
About South–Crux
Felicity Spear

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