Jon Campbell at the National Gallery of Victoria

11 December 2012

Just sing what you feel is a new installation by Melbourne artist Jon Campbell at the National Gallery of Victoria, that encourages people of all ages to contribute to, and play with, contemporary art and music. 

Drawing inspiration from everyday life, language and rock ‘n’ roll, Campbell will create an interactive space for children and families at the NGV that celebrates summer in Melbourne.

Campbell takes motifs from Australian culture and transforms them into a colourful display of words and illustrations encouraging audiences to look more closely at the world around them, finding meaning and beauty in the everyday.  

just sing what you feel is a three-part installation of music and visual art. Children and families are invited to create their own DIY backyard experience using Campbell’s colourful drawings of everyday outdoor items including deck chairs, BBQs or plants.

The more vocal visitors can sing a duet with Campbell in interactive karaoke booths. Children watch, listen, sing along to and record Campbell’s yeah, yeah, yeah song.
The final space celebrates the ‘yeah’ flag, a concept developed by Campbell in 2004 which aims to create a new way of thinking about our future.

just sing what you feel 
8 December 2012 — 17 February 2013
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square
Cnr Russell & Flinders Streets, Level G
Open daily 10am–5pm. Entry is FREE
National Gallery of Victoria