Maurice Goldberg and Matthew Aberline are Goldberg Aberline Studio (GAS), a collaborative artist team best known for their huge colourful inflatable installations that have been shown around Australia and overseas including New York, London and Copenhagen. With a love of collaboration and passion for telling human stories, they have become known for their huge dynamic public displays and their incredibly successful art workshops that are held live and online across the country. They are passionate about causing positive change through art by utilising scale, play and interactivity and facilitating creative expression in organisations and communities to solve our biggest challenges and bring humanity closer together.
BA Fashion Design, Canberra Institute of Technology
MA Costume Design, Australian Film Television and Radio School - Scholarship / First in Design / Winner of the Fox Studios Award for Design Excellence
MA Hons Design Research “Photo Realistic Design Communication”, Australian Film Television and Radio School - Scholarship / Research Grant
Matthew is a creative powerhouse and the brains behind the impossible textile structures of GAS. Before becoming an artist, Matt’s focus for two decades was designing and manufacturing costumes for film and theatre. He has designed countless productions at the Sydney Opera House and for national touring commercial shows and his costume design work has been shown at the National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria, The Melbourne Museum, and is collected by the Powerhouse Museum. Fashion magazine Harpers Bazaar has described him as "An Icon of the Australian Style".
BA Architecture (hons)
Collected by Human Rights commissioner Gillian Triggs
Maurice is also an artist and architect who’s bold designs inform the visual identity of GAS, he also brings architectural expertise and business know-how to the duo. Maurice is a trained architect (BA Hons) who began his career designing and building houses and then moved into designing and building businesses. As a former CEO, he was always a disrupter and used his creative skills to design a new integration of property (REINSW) and investment advice (Dip FP). Business Review Weekly named his businesses as one of the most dynamic in Australia.
2021 - Saltwater Country - A laneway installation at The Rocks in collaboration with Wiradjuri Wongaibon artist Graham Toomey
2021 - Lagoon - Floating reeds featuring designs by Wiradurji artist Owen Lyons in the Murumbidgee River
2021 - Ocean Garden - Marine inspired designs in collaboration with Studio A artists, exhibited at the Sydney Maritime Museum
2021 - 10 Days on the Island - Festival opening installation for a festival in Tasmania
2021 - Unwrapping - A collaborative community project raising awareness of single use plastic, exhibited at Grafton Regional Gallery. GAS were the Artists in Residence for the opening of the new gallery.
2021 - Adaptation - A collaborative project involving multiple community workshops conducted via zoom during lockdown, shown at multiple regional galleries and Sculpture By the Sea, Perth.
2020 - Monsters - Loveable, cuddly monster characters come to life for Enlighten Festival, Canberra
2019 - Live For Love - A three storey inflatable at The Oculus at the World Trade Centre, New York
2019 - Microbial - An interactive Inflatable for the United Nations General Assembly, New York
2019 - The Bubble - An inflatable Play Space for the Canberra Urban Renewal Authority
2019 - Red Air - A collaboration with Indigenous artists Kaye and Sharon Warrie, installed in Karijini National Park, Pilbara Western Australia.
2018 - 40 Years of Love - a three storey high inflatable installation commissioned by City of Sydney and the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
2018 - Morphosis - an inflatable installation commissioned by the Australia Council and shown at the Powerhouse Museum
2018 - Microcosm - A giant celebration of the ocean and humankind’s imprint on the natural environment, for Sculpture by the Sea. Has since toured to Bega Regional Gallery.
2018 - Metamorphosis - a wall mounted inflatable art installation commissioned by the Art, Not Apart Festival and shown at the Nishi Grand Staircase in Canberra.
2018 - Peak Stuff - A 30 metre long inflatable art installation commissioned by the ACT Government Urban Renewal Dept, and shown on top of the Alinga St Bridge.
2018 - Prism - wall mounted geometric installation with internal LEDs, commissioned by American Express and permanently installed at the International Conference Centre, Darling Harbour
2017 - Diamond - A 12 metre long origami wall mounted installation with Digital mapped 5 projector array and 40 minute video animation sequence, commissioned by American Express and shown at VIVID
2017 - Origamichoo - a collaboration with Jimmy Choo creating an origami stage for an exclusive launch
Exhibitions, Residencies & Awards
2019 - Innovation in fabric technology award - Specialised textile Association
2018 - GAS Works - Goldberg Aberline Studio, Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Sydney
2018 - Pine St Creative Centre Residency
An 18 month residency at Pine St in an open studio environment, for the City of Sydney, Sydney
2017 - Of Beauty Rich and Rare - Goldberg Aberline Studio, 107 Projects, Sydney
2016 - What’s Love Got to Do With It? - Maurice Goldberg (solo), Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Sydney