Giant reeds incorporating inflatable and solar power technology float gracefully on a lagoon.
Catching the wind, the reeds move - creating a kinetic dance with the breeze.
The works create dynamic, brightly coloured forms by day, and glowing ethereal floating lanterns by night.
Giant Sea Urchins, ethereal sound track
Creative Leads: Matthew Aberline with
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
Sculpture by the Sea: Bondi / Cottlesloe
Originally commissioned by Darling Harbour and the NSW Forshore Dept, and shown on barges at Cockle Bay continuously for 4 weeks over the summer holidays.
Textiles made from recycled PET polyester. Manufactured using 100% renewable electricity (Solar). Powered onsite using 100% solar power. Internal bladders designed to be recovered and reused. All polyester waste re-recycled onshore by Sealy.
The Beautiful and Useful Studio
Unit 2 / 414 Botany Rd, Beaconsfield NSW 2015