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by Paul Neeson
posted 29/11/2021

Maurice Goldberg and inflatable public art

Maurice Goldberg in the GAS Studios

Maurice Goldberg and Matthew Aberline foundered Goldberg Aberline Studios in 2018, and in that time they have exhibited industrial scale inflatable public art installations worldwide. Exhibitions include the World Trade Centre and the United Nations in New York, as well as city and regional exhibitions across Australia.

40 Years of Love (Taylor Square)
: Goldberg Aberline Studios

One of their early works, 40 Years of Love, sprang to life in Sydney’s Taylor Square to celebrate 40 years of Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras back in 2018. Like all their creations, it is colourful and fun, but always with a message or invitation to think and question.

Red Air (Pilbara) : Goldberg Aberline Studios

Collaboration with communities is a big part of their practice, and in Red Air that involved the local Yindjibarndi indigenous art community in the Pilbara region. This work strives to combine the ancient with the modern in a striking outdoor experience.

Ocean Garden (Sydney Maritime Museum) : Goldberg Aberline Studios

Maurice and Matthew’s ideology is to change the world through fun, not fear. Their backgrounds in costume design (Matthew) and architecture and multi-media practice (Maurice) have lead to a perfect meeting of minds and creativity. They are incredibly busy preparing multiple exhibitions due to open early in 2022. Keep an eye on their website for upcoming events and creative workshops.

Also for World AIDS day, we preview Series 2 of the podcast series How Much do you Know? which explores the current state of play in regards to HIV/Aids. You can find out more and subscribe to the series here.


Arts Wednesday 1 December, 2021.

10.30-12.00    89.7fm


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