ANNA CAREY, CLAUDIA DE SALVO,
ANJA LOUGHHEAD, MONIQUE MONTFROY,
MILLAN PINTOS-LOPEZ, KAEL STASCE
HIGH RISE LOW RISE
WHEN: 24 Sep | 2016
TIME: 5 - 8pm
Curated by David Broker and Rebecca Ross
Essay and exchange by Chris Bennie
Exhibition continues to 8 October at THE WALLS and travels to Canberra Contemporary Art Space 9 December, 2016, to 11 February, 2017.
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 Stasce, Millan Pintos-Lopez, Anja Loughhead
Gold Coast Artists: Claudia De Salvo, Monique Montfroy and Anna Carey
A joint project between THE WALLS and Canberra Contemporary Art Space
HIGH RISE LOW RISE is supported by The Regional Arts Development Fund. The Regional Arts Development Fund is a Queensland Government and City of Gold Coast Council partnership to support local arts and culture.