Tessa Zettel & Karl Khoe (Makeshift)

Tessa Zettel & Karl Khoe are Sydney-based artists and co-directors of Makeshift, who collaborate together on a wide range of projects spanning sculpture and installation, drawing, printmaking, performance and design. Their interdisciplinary works are characterised by mobility and making-do, often appearing as temporary, site-responsive interventions that activate public spaces and provoke new ways of interacting with urban and ‘natural’ environments. Both teach at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales and the University of Technology Sydney, write independently and curate exhibitions.

In all their guises they have a particular concern for enabling sustainable futures through redirective practice and unpacking the various ways landscapes are contested and reshaped. Recipients in 2009 of a Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship, a JUMP mentorship with Fiona Hall and an Australia Council for the Arts New Work Grant, their latest undertakings include solo exhibitions at 4A Centre for Contemporary Art (Make-do Garden City) and Firstdraft (Colony Collapse); and a public artwork commission for the Museum of Contemporary Art’s forthcoming survey show, In the Balance: Art for a Changing World (August 2010).

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"Make-Do Garden City" (2010), Tessa Zettel and Karl Khoe