Makeshift is an artist born in Australia, currently working in New South Wales, Australia.
Makeshift image

Makeshift is the collaborative art + design practice of Tessa Rapaport and Karl Logge, whose interdisciplinary work has to date spanned sculpture and installation, drawing, printmaking, object and graphic design, teaching, writing and curating.

Their projects often take the form of temporary site-specific interventions that activate public spaces and encourage new ways of reading and interacting with urban and ‘natural’ environments. Since beginning their art practice a year and a half ago they have had a residency & solo exhibition, They talk of ‘disphorrea’, at the Olive Pink Botanic Garden in Alice Springs (as part of Shifting Ground); produced Open Office for an Editorial Committee, a nomadic publishing house in a park for the 2007 National Young Writers’ Festival / This Is Not Art; installed En Plein Air, a temporary print studio and botanical field office in the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne as part of the 2008 Next Wave Festival; and created The Hanging Gardens & Other Tales, an installation of borrowed pot plants at Carriageworks Arts Centre for Underbelly 08 Public Arts Lab + Festival.

As designers, they have produced websites, books and exhibitions for arts organisations such as Big hArt and Gang Inc., and for the past four years have taught design theory and sustainability at the University of Technology Sydney. Underpinning their work is a commitment to furthering critical discourse within the wider community, building dialogue between disparate fields, and envisioning new possibilities for how we might live and work together.