Live for Love
Live for Love is a series of large scale inflatable art works that celebrate the evolution of LGBTQI+ Human Rights in Australia. Originally premiering for the City of Sydney in 2018, the work quickly received international attention and was featured at the World Trade Centre Oculus in New York for World Pride and seen by over a million visitors. A new iteration of the work, called 'FABULOUS - Acts of Protest and Celebration' is showing at the Powerhouse Museum throughout 2023.
This series of works explores the evolution of LGBTQI+ Human Rights in Australia. Using fun and play, the work has immediate appeal to mass viewers, but subtly discusses the treatment of homosexuals in WW2, the AIDS crisis and gay activism, the First Nations queer experience, and diverse gender visibility.
Originally commissioned by The City of Sydney to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Sydney Mardi Gras under the title '40 Years Of Love', the work was a three storey inflatable / truss pavilion erected continuously for almost 9 weeks at the iconic Oxford St in Sydney.
Quickly garnering international attention, the work was redeveloped when it was invited to show at the World Trade Centre Oculus for Silver Stein Properties and World Pride / NYC Pride in 2019 to over million a viewers.
The work was adopted by the (successful) Sydney World Pride bid as a 'three storey conversation starter' and was also shown in the Australian High Commission 'Australia House' in London, The Copenhagen Cathedral in Denmark, and Ireland.
The work was shown at the Sydney World Pride Human Rights Conference to 1500 delegates from around the world, including from the United Nations.
The most recent iteration of the work, 'Fabulous - Acts of Protest and Celebration' was commissioned by the Powerhouse Museum and will be shown there throughout 2023.
Creative Leads: Matthew Aberline and
First Nations Collaborator: Lawrence Shearer
Consulting Engineer: Beta Engineering
Manufactured by: The Beautiful and Useful Studio
All outdoor components designed for all weather conditions to 60kmph.
Textiles made from recycled PET polyester. Manufactured using 100% renewable electricity (Solar). All polyester waste re-recycled onshore by Sealy.
The Beautiful and Useful Studio
Unit 2 / 414 Botany Rd, Beaconsfield NSW 2015