TRANSFORM: Reduce, Revive, Reimagine

TRANSFORM: Reduce, Revive, Reimagine will be a public art series uniting sustainable art and cutting-edge technology. Renowned Lisbon street artist Bordalo II will showcase an awe-inspiring, newly commissioned sculpture alongside the region’s innovative technologies in robotics, marine research and exploration, and wind energy, exploring the intricate balance between artistic expression and environmental consciousness. Through public art exhibitions and free programming, TRANSFORM: Reduce, Revive, Reimagine will immerse audience members in a world where discarded materials find new life as captivating installations and sustainable practices pave the way for a more innovative future.


Parking resources & visitor information can be found at our incredible tourism department website, Explore New Bedford.



A colorful newly commissioned animal sculpture called Plastic Rooster will be on display in the heart of downtown New Bedford created by Lisbon-based artist and environmentalist, Bordalo II. Measuring approximately 12 feet long, 9 feet wide and 25 feet tall, the artwork is created out of collected repurposed waste and discarded materials. 

Plastic Rooster by Bordalo II is now on view outside, free and open to the public on the green space of the New Bedford YMCA at Union Street and North 2nd Street.

The Art of Technology: Exploring Transformative Innovations of the SouthCoast

This photo exhibition will present the latest regional innovations that are positioning the SouthCoast as a leader in sustainable energy and creating a more dynamic and connected community. New Bedford’s rich history as a fishing hub is now coupled with new technology applications in the industry, improving both efficiency and sustainability.

The Art of Tech photo exhibition will be on view at Tonnessen Park and entrance of Seastreak Ferry building in downtown New Bedford with and an extended online portion of this exhibition is now on view.

Thank you to all of DATMA’s 2024 partners and collaborating organizations: AHA! New Bedford, Buzzards Bay Coalition, New Bedford YMCA, New Bedford Free Public Library, Casa da Saudade Library, Mass Audubon, New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, Vineyard Wind, New Bedford Research and Robotics, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Our Sisters’ School, Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School, New Bedford Food Tours, NB Whaling National Historical Park, New Bedford Department of Public Infrastructure, Greater New Bedford Regional Refuse Management District, City of New Bedford, New Bedford Creative, and the Seaport Art Walk.

Per our mission, every DATMA exhibition & event is free and open to the public. A special thanks to our dedicated supporters who make it possible for DATMA to keep programming completely accessible to all. Stay tuned and check out the season’s events.



For media inquiries, please contact: Edwina A. Kluender, KLÜNDER Communications [email protected] & PH 1.617.888.5859. Here is our downloadable press release: DATMA TRANSFORM 2024-2025. You may also view the Press Release Announcement from our news page HERE.

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