MAKE OR BREAK

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.

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MAKE OR BREAK

69 TATWOK

Make or Break, To All The Women of Kyneton, 2019, 88 pages perfect bound, published by Ruin Press.
Available at selected bookstores, or online at Ruin Press

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66 Labour Talks

Make or Break, Labour Talks (Hawthorn), 2019, live conversations with audience members about labour and value, public digital archive.
Performed at the opening of ‘For Love or Money’ curated by Sophia Cai at Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn, Victoria, 2019.

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64 Labour Talks
63 Valuation Reading

Make or Break, Valuation Reading, 2019, video, 39’30. Installation view in ‘For Love or Money’
curated by Sophia Cai at Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn, Victoria, 2019. Photo by Christian Capurro.

61 Influence Operation

Make or Break, Influence Operation (Campbelltown), 2019, curtains, LED tickers programmed with custom bots, office space, monitors, twitter feed,
fortnightly ‘news hack’ sessions. Installation view at Campbelltown Arts Centre, 2019. Photos by Document Photography.

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59 Influence Operation
58 ASMR

Make or Break, ASMR Recovery Room, 2018, in-car sensory experience with video,
audio and scent. 4A x World Square Artists’ Car Boot Sale,
curated by Garry Trinh, 2018.

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Make or Break, ASMR Recovery Room (video still), 2018.

56 Failure

Make or Break, Failure Debate, 2018, live engraving and presentation of millstone medallions for participants in debate about failure,
Verge Gallery, University of Sydney 2018.

55 Valuation 2 NAS

Make or Break, Valuation 2, 2018, report from commissioned valuation of ‘Make or Break Studio’ printed onto 2 tyvek ponchos,
performance activation by Beth Dillon at Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Carriageworks, September 2018. Photos by Rachel Jump and Rebecca Gallo.

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51 Valuation 2 NAS

Make or Break, Valuation 2, 2018, report from commissioned valuation of ‘Make or Break Studio’
printed onto 2 tyvek ponchos, performance activation by Rhiannon Newton at Sydney Contemporary Art Fair,
Carriageworks, September 2018. Photos by Rachel Jump and Rebecca Gallo.

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47 Unveilings
46 Unveilings

Make or Break, Unveilings, 2018 (Kyneton Contemporary Art Triennial, Victoria).
Photo by Zan Wimberley.

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Make or Break, Unveilings, 2018 (Kyneton Contemporary Art Triennial, Victoria). Photo by Zan Wimberley.

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Make or Break, Unveilings, 2018 (Kyneton Contemporary Art
Triennial, Victoria). Photo by Zan Wimberley.

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Make or Break, Unveilings, 2018 (Kyneton Contemporary Art Triennial, Victoria). Photo by Zan Wimberley.

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Make or Break, Unveilings, 2018 (Kyneton Contemporary Art Triennial, Victoria). Photo by Zan Wimberley.

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Make or Break, Unveilings, 2018 (Kyneton Contemporary Art Triennial, Victoria). Photo by Zan Wimberley.

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Make or Break, Unveilings, 2018 (Kyneton Contemporary Art
Triennial, Victoria). Photo by Zan Wimberley.

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‘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/
Critical and contextual discussion:
http://unprojects.org.au/magazine/issues/issue-12-2/Anna-Dunnill-Danni-McGrath/

35 Merch Stand

Make or Break, Merch Stand, 2017 (Underbelly Arts Lab + Festival, Sydney). Photo by Tim da-Rin.

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Make or Break, Merch Stand, 2017 (Underbelly Arts Lab + Festival, Sydney). Photo by Tim da-Rin.

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Make or Break, Merch Stand (online store), 2017 (Underbelly Arts Lab + Festival, Sydney).
In Collaboration with Benjamin Forster.

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Make or Break, Merch Stand, 2017 (Underbelly Arts Lab + Festival, Sydney). Photo by Tim da-Rin.

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/

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Make or Break, Merch Stand, 2017 (Underbelly Arts Lab + Festival, Sydney). Photo by Tim da-Rin.

28 Fredas

Make or Break, Invisible Labours of Love, 2017 (afterpARTy at Freda’s, Sydney).
Curated by Anna May Kirk and Nerida Ross. Photo by Tim da-Rin.

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Make or Break, Invisible Labours of Love, 2017 (afterpARTy at Freda’s, Sydney).
Curated by Anna May Kirk and Nerida Ross. Photo by Tim da-Rin.

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Make or Break, Invisible Labours of Love, 2017 (afterpARTy at Freda’s, Sydney).
Curated by Anna May Kirk and Nerida Ross. Photo by Tim da-Rin.

25 One Day Currency

Make or Break, One Day Currency, 2016 (Artbank, Sydney). Photo by Kristoffer Paulsen.
Curated by Miriam Kelly, Kimberley Moulton, Léuli Eshraghi & Anna May Kirk.

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Make or Break, One Day Currency, 2016 (Artbank, Sydney). Photo by Kristoffer Paulsen.
Curated by Miriam Kelly, Kimberley Moulton, Léuli Eshraghi & Anna May Kirk.

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Make or Break, One Day Currency, 2016 (Artbank, Sydney). Photo by Kristoffer Paulsen.
Curated by Miriam Kelly, Kimberley Moulton, Léuli Eshraghi & Anna May Kirk.

21 Trade School

Make or Break, Radicalising the Artist Biography, 2016. Workshop.
Curated by The Mechanics Institute for Public Art Melbourne Biennial Lab.

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18 Wallpaper Currency

Make or Break, Wallpaper Currency, 2016 (Town Hall Gallery, Melbourne). Curated by Kent Wilson.

17 Runway

Make or Break, Valuation, 2016. Online commission.
http://runway.org.au/valuation/

16 Bus Projects

Make or Break, Make or Break Studio, 2016 (Bus Projects, Melbourne). Photo by Christo Crocker.

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Make or Break, Make or Break Studio, 2016 (Bus Projects, Melbourne). Photo by Christo Crocker.

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Make or Break, Make or Break Studio, 2016 (Bus Projects, Melbourne). Photo by Christo Crocker.

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07 Artbar

Make or Break, Life Admin, 2016 (MCA Artbar, Sydney). Curated by Kate Scardifield.

05 Kudos

Make or Break, Life Admin, 2016 (Kudos Gallery, Sydney). Curated by
Anna May Kirk.

04 Firstdraft

Make or Break, Make or Break Studio, 2015 (Firstdraft, Sydney). Photo by Zan Wimberley.

03 Firstdraft

Make or Break, Make or Break Studio, 2015 (Firstdraft, Sydney).
Photo by Zan Wimberley.

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Make or Break, Make or Break Studio, 2015 (Firstdraft, Sydney). Photo by Document Photography.

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Make or Break, Make or Break Studio, 2015 (Firstdraft, Sydney). Photo by Document Photography.