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Variable Matter is an artist-led practice working across design, art, intervention, performance and product. We are concerned with the ways we might reconfigure, reimagine and transform our day-to-day lives.

Established in 2020 by award-winning artist David Shearing (, the practice collaborates with world-leading individuals working across design, architecture, digital, policy, academia and community practice, to deliver perspective shifting event-based projects. Our approach is simple, we place people at the heart of everything we do. We aim to bring about change: environmental, political and social, through high quality and rigorous artistic enquiry. We question our own sustainability and those we work with to find new ways to use materials. We believe in the power of design to inspire new forms of connection and experience.

We produce our own projects, but we also work with others across different sectors.

The ways we might work together:

Commissioning us to develop transformational projects, in cities, for festivals and placemaking. We can build on an existing ideas and lead on delivery or we can ignite new ideas with you.

Consultancy on artistic projects through mentorship, guidance and direction for artists, companies and services looking to make meaningful events.

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