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Intangible Goods

You can get anything you want in our consumption-fuelled society, except the stuff we increasingly need: bravery, connection, calm, purpose. Until now!

Intangible Goods is an experimental line of conveniently-packaged consumables for the mind. Developed in collaboration with mental health professionals and presented by Art & About Sydney, each good is designed to momentarily satisfy a need higher up on Maslow’s hierarchy than, say, chocolate and crinkle-cut chips.

Make your purchase from the Intangible Goods vending machine, located in a number of sites across Sydney from 26 March to 8 April. All profits from the work will be donated to beyondblue, the Mental Health Association NSW and the Schizophrenia Research Institute.






Location of Intangible Goods
Customs House Square
Alfred Street, Sydney
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Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

In case of wet weather, Intangible Goods will be relocated to the foyer of Customs House in Circular Quay.



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About the artists

Hailing from the high-octane world of advertising and marketing, Elizabeth Commandeur and Mark Starmach are a multi award-winning creative team currently based in Sydney. This personal project marks their first venture beyond advertising, and has been informed by their shared experiences growing up in households affected by mental illness.

Elizabeth Commandeur is an internationally awarded creative and art director originally from Sydney.

With over 10 years’ experience in advertising, Liz has worked in Sydney, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and Copenhagen where she is currently based at VICE Denmark.

Her work has been awarded by the Cannes Festival of Creativity, D&AD, and Spikes Asia, seeing her as a judge for The Favourite Website Awards (FWA) and The Australian Interactive Media Industry Association (AIMIA).

Mark Starmach is a writer and artist currently based in Sydney, with a background in advertising, communications, and public relations.

He graduated from UNSW in 2011 with first class honours for a practice-based thesis entitled I was Here, and completed AWARD School at M&C Saatchi in 2013. His work has since been recognised by Wordpress, Young Glory, and the Australian Cannes Young Lions two years running.