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Salt Water Country

A collaboration with Wiradjuri artist Graham Toomey capturing the spirit and history of the Sydney Harbour rocks area. 


Saltwater Country is a collaborative artwork with artist Graham Toomey from the Wongaibon / Wiradjuri Nations.

Collaborating together in a unique co-design process, we created a series of colourful lanterns that tell the story of the Saltwater People.


Creative Leads: Matthew Aberline with 

Maurice Goldberg

Collaborating Artist: Graham Toomey

Manufactured by: The Beautiful and Useful Studio


Installed at Sydney's Rocks for 12 months, the lanterns capture the sun during the day, and glow from within at night, representing the enduring spirit of Indigenous culture.


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.

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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