Kyneton Contemporary Inc
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Make or Break

Site: 51 Mollison St (and various locations around Kyneton)

“In Australia, there are more statues of animals and oversized fruit than there are memorials to (or about) women, and only a tiny fraction of public statues in Australia honour non-fictional, non-royal women: the vast majority honour dead, white men. We want to imagine a Kyneton where this imbalance is reversed.”

Make or Break asked female-identifying residents and visitors to Kyneton to propose public monuments for the town, via a short paper survey. These ideas will be compiled into a book and gifted to the town library, alongside a series of live unveiling ceremonies that took place in secret locations around town during KCAT. Live performances left from Make or Break HQ twice a day, every Saturday and Sunday of KCAT.

Make or Break is a collaboration between artists 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.

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Kyneton Contemporary Inc gratefully acknowledges the support of Create NSW for making this project possible.

We also acknowledge the support of Genevieve Wearne at Flophouse for artist research support; and Bryan Law for enabling this project to be presented.

Photo by Lee Sandwith

Photo by Lee Sandwith

Photo by Lee Sandwith

Photo by Lee Sandwith

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