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Adaptation was a multi regional gallery collaboration creating an organic inflatable sculpture from a series of online mark making workshops. 


This bold experiment asked: Can separate regional communities come together digitally to create a large scale collaborative artwork? 

The answer is: YES ✅


Adaptation looked at how Communities adapted to working in new ways during the Covid pandemic, and used how clusters of organisms work together as a visual metaphor for this freestanding inflatable sculpture.

Created entirely online in zoom workshops, Adaptation collaborated with almost 100 regional creatives from very different backgrounds including creative industry professionals, retired couples and artists with intellectual disabilities.  The works created in digital workshops were adapted - merged and collaged by the studio into cohesive art textiles which were then used in a three dimensional sculpture. 


The sculpture and framed textile art then toured the regional centres and featured at Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi NSW and Cottesloe WA.


Creative Leads: Matthew Aberline and 

Maurice Goldberg

Consulting Engineer: Beta Engineering 

Manufactured by: The Beautiful and Useful Studio

Gallery Collaborators: The communities of

The Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

Albury City Public Art

Grafton Regional Art Gallery 

Maitland Art Gallery with Mei Wel Disability Network

and Sculpture by the Sea: Bondi / Cottlesloe


The work was used by CreateNSW to promote the Regional Art Touring funding stream.​  Despite COVID, the work was shown at The Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Albury City Public Art, Grafton Regional Art Gallery, Maitland Art Gallery and Sculpture by the Sea Bondi and Cottesloe.


Textiles made from recycled PET polyester. Manufactured using 100% renewable electricity (Solar). All polyester waste re-recycled onshore by Sealy.

Proudly based on Gadigal Land, the beautiful City of Sydney
We use 100% Renewable Electricity 
A member of the National Association of Visual Artists 
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The Beautiful and Useful Studio  

Unit 2 / 414 Botany Rd, Beaconsfield NSW 2015

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