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The Beautiful

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Ocean Garden

Commissioned by Sydney's Maritime Museum with Studio A, a studio company that provides professional development for artists with intellectual disabilities.


Ocean Garden is an immersive installation that is a radical reimagining of the underwater ocean environment.

Vibrant, unforgettable designs by Studio A have been transformed into larger than life, illuminated inflatable forms. Inspired by underwater coral reefs and their amazing ability to regenerate, the work reminds us that we need to develop more regenerative practices if we are to fight climate change and properly care for our planet.

Studio A paves professional pathways for artists living with an intellectual disability. Ocean Garden reimagines vibrant, unforgettable designs by Studio A artists Meagan Pelham, Lauren Kerjan, Daniel Kim and Annette Galstaun’s into larger-than-life inflatable installations.


Ocean Garden has appeared at the Sydney Solstice Festival and Australian National Maritime Museum, 2021


Creative Leads: Matthew Aberline and 

Maurice Goldberg

Creative Collaborators: Studio A

Manufactured by: The Beautiful and Useful Studio


Textiles made from recycled PET polyester, with single use plastic embedded onto biodegradable cellulose film sponsored by Compost Me.

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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