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The Beautiful

and Useful

Studio

The collaborative art studio

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Hello - we are 

Beautiful and Useful,

the collaborative

art studio

We are based in Sydney, and create works across Australia and around the World. We are known for our vivacious public artworks, our master craftsmanship with textiles, our playful approach to scale and our bold and joy-filled prints. 

We make all our beautiful (and useful) objects by hand.

Our studio focuses on three streams:

Major Art

Works

Our existing artworks that can be loaned and customised for festivals, institutions and galleries 

Collaboration

We love collaborating. We create unique projects that are designed and created specifically for specialised activations and events 

Community

& Creativity

Our fun Workshop Series can be implemented just for creativity development, or integrated into a larger project leading to a Public Art outcome

Major
Works

Large scale, ephemeral artworks for Festivals, Galleries and Institutions

Collaborations

See our favourite collaborations with First Nations Artists, the LGBTQI community, Science Institutions and Galleries, and Arts Festivals 

Creativity & 
Community

Creative development workshops that can be held as stand alone events, or integrated into a larger Public Art Work or Festival.

Every collaboration starts with a conversation:

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Institutions:

The United Nations General Assembly (NYC)

The Maritime Museum (Sydney)

Questacon Science Museum (Canberra)

The Australia Council (At the Powerhouse Museum - Sydney)

Art Galleries / Art Festivals:

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

Maitland Regional Art Gallery 

Grafton Regional Art Gallery 

Bega Regional Art Gallery

Lake Macquarie Multi Arts Pavillion - mima

Lake Macquarie Museum of Art and Culture - yapang

The National Art School (Sydney)

Sculpture by the Sea (Sydney and Perth)

Councils:

City of Sydney

Port Douglas Council

Wollongong City Council 

Albury City Council 

Wagga Wagga City Council 

Karratha City Council

Wodonga City Council

Corporations: 

American Express - Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney) 

TikTok - Sydney Mardi Gras

World Trade Centre Oculus - Westfield - (NYC)

The Marriott Hotel (Sydney)

The Sheraton Grand (Sydney)

The QT Hotel (Sydney)

Pier One Hotel - Autograph Collection (Sydney) 

Art Studios / Artists:

Studio A (Sydney)

Cheeditha Art (Yindjibarndi Nation)

Mei Wel Disabilty Care  (Newcastle)

Graham Toomey (Wiradjuri Nation)

Art Pharmacy (Sydney)

Owen Lyons (Wiradjuri Nation)

Authority Creative (Sydney)

Sharon and Kaye Warrie (Yindjibarndi Nation)

Who we've collaborated with: