HIGH RISE LOW RISE
Curated by David Broker and Rebecca Ross
Anna Carey, Claudia de Salvo, Anja Loughhead, Monique Montfroy, Millan Pintos-Lopez and Kael Stasce
Essay and exchange by Chris Bennie
High Rise Low Rise is a contemporary art Contiki Tour; artworks packed in suitcases, curators on flights to far flung locales and artists emerging from airport terminals to the sea air of the Gold Coast. It is a touring exhibition of artists from Canberra and the Gold Coast whose disparate practices share regional connections, architectural references and touristic motifs. The exhibition focuses on the opportunity for exchange and highlights the importance of regional connectivity between art spaces, places and artists.
High Rise Low Rise emerged from Rebecca Ross’ [Artistic Director,The Walls] mentorship with David Broker [Director, Canberra Contemporary Art Space]. During conversation and research, in both Miami and Canberra, David and Rebecca identified some uncanny similarities between Canberra and the Gold Coast and then set out to explore their differences, connectivity, and the architecture of these purpose built regional cities, each inviting 3 local artists to exhibit in both Canberra and the Gold Coast.
Canberra Artists: Kael Stace, Millan Pintos-Lopez and Anja Loughead
Gold Coast Artists: Claudia De Salvo, Monique Montfroy and Anna Carey
Image: Anja Loughhead, Where the bloody hell are you?, 2016, tea towels and fabric, dimensions variable