Make or Break has worked across gallery, institution, festival and community contexts to produce a range of process-based projects that are co-authored with the communities they intersect with. These have included creating experimental economies that address precarity and privilege; unveiling speculative monuments; celebrating the invisible labour of strangers and facilitating conversations and workshops as alternatives to traditional forms of research. Make or Break is passionate about exposing invisible labour and deploying artistic methods to question and challenge the social and political systems that influence lives and livelihoods. Make or Break is a collaboration between artists Connie Anthes and Rebecca Gallo, based in Sydney, Australia.
‘Unveilings’ was created for the inaugural Kyneton Contemporary Art Triennial in April 2018, curated by Clare Needham and Kent Wilson. It included a shopfront residency, community consultation, a performance series based on survey results and a forthcoming book. For more information: http://kynetoncontemporary.com/
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Merch Stand was produced for Underbelly Arts 2017. It included the production of custom merchandise for 21 Underbelly Arts projects in consultation with the artists, a customised bicycle-powered cart active throughout the festival, an online sales platform with inbuilt option to offset privilege, and dispersal of income to all Festival artists. For more information: http://underbellyarts.com.au/program/festival2017/