Make or Break is a collaboration between Connie Anthes and Rebecca Gallo that began in 2015. Make or Break has worked across gallery, institution, festival and nightclub contexts to produce a range of process-based art projects. These have included creating experimental economies that address precarity and privilege; using galleries as live work spaces; performing personal admin for an audience; co-writing texts; circulating fictional currencies; making books; 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 the role and visibility of labour, process and the artist/audience relationship in ways that question and challenge the social and political systems that surround us.
‘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/