Bathurst Winter Festival 2021
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery Forecourt
26 June — 9 July 2021
10am – 6pm daily, FREE
Adaptation (with the Community of the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, the Grafton Regional Gallery, and Albury City Cultural Activation) is a large-scale inflatable sculpture that invites the viewer to journey around and through the complex organic structure, revealing vibrantly coloured and patterned art textiles, bursting away from the main structure almost as if they grew there.
During the process of this project – approximately 100 creatives across NSW joined together in a series of live online sessions that explored creativity in a fun and unexpected way with the Goldberg Aberline Studio. Drawing, working to music, working with movement, and working with a prescribed set of mediums allowed many participants to ‘find a happy place’ or achieve a sense of freedom and release as they worked. The exuberance of colour, texture and pattern is palpable from these communities connecting with their creativity during the bleakness of lockdowns in 2020.
The artists then adapted these small-scale art works, into large collages – often merging four or five artist’s work together to create one cohesive whole. These art textiles were then shaped into soft sculptural forms and integrated into the sculpture.
A Bathurst Public Art Project in partnership with Goldberg Aberline Studio
GOLDBERG ABERLINE STUDIO (GAS)
We want to create in our viewers feelings of unexpected delight and joy
Maurice Goldberg was an architect and a corporate leader. Matthew Aberline was a feature film and live performance designer. Together they created GAS to create immersive art experiences for art lovers around the world.
Their work is based on a constant quest to develop, research, and create new ideas. Their shared background in engineering, (Maurice at an architectural scale, and Matthew at an intimate human scale) allows them to create unique art experiences.
Their work is placed where the hand-crafted object meets digital processes, and accordingly it has been increasingly important that their work maintains "the touch of the artist's hand".
Image: Adaptation, Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe 2021. Photo: Richard Watson. Courtesy: GAS