OTHER MATTER is an experimental studio working with algae-based bioplastics. Through the design of objects, experiences and futures, we invite others to engage with the possibilities of a post-petrochemical world. More info →

Image: OTHER MATTER STUDIO, a space managed by Creative Spaces, a City of Melbourne program. Photo by Tom Ross.


From research investigating the sustainability of the ingredients we use, tracing supply chains right back to the ocean, to exhibitions and other studio happenings.

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Live bioplastic cooking performances, talks to groups including educational settings and (coming soon) knowledge-sharing and workshops.

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Custom commissions, collaborations and consulting on projects looking to use algae-based bioplastic.

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Design objects and artworks available for sale. Full shop coming soon.

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Other Matter acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and Bunurong Boon Wurrung People of the Eastern Kulin Nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work, whose cultures are among the oldest living cultures in human history and who have one of the longest creative and scientific human histories on Earth. We pay respect to Elders of the community - past, present and emerging - and extend this respect to all First Nations people. We recognise that sovereignty was never ceded. The place we call home has a rich history and its Indigenous peoples have unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters, seas and all living things within them.



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