image of inflatable art installation known as Adaptation

Adaptation, Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe 2021. Photo: Richard Watson. Courtesy: GAS

Where: Bathurst Regional Art Gallery / Library Forecourt

When: 26 June - 11 July, 10am - 6pm daily

Cost: Free
Adaptation is a large-scale inflatable artwork that celebrates creative thinking and optimism as one of the most useful approaches to dealing with global crisis and uncertainty. During the 2020 COVID19 lockdown, people from four different regions in Australia were invited to collaborate in the development of Adaptation. Collaborative art-making classes were conducted via zoom in collaboration with Bathurst, Maitland, Grafton Regional Galleries and AlburyCity. Essentially, Adaptation is a social experiment on happiness and how we can feel connected through creativity. Adaptation is one of the first online collaborative public artworks of its kind in Australia.  This is a GAS (GOLDBERG ABERLINE STUDIO) project.

image of Adaptation inflatable artwork

'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".'



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