Jonathan Jones
17 September - 3 October 2016
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Project 32 App

Download the Project 32 App now for the full event listing and access to the special barrangal dyara (skin and bones) documentary series.

The Project 32 App also activates as you walk the site at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, allowing you to hear conversations that inspired the project.

Available at the iTunes and Google Play stores now.



For the 32nd Kaldor Public Art Project Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi artist Jonathan Jones presents barrangal dyara (skin and bones), a vast sculptural installation stretching across 20,000 square-metres of the Royal Botanic Garden.

The Project will recall the 19th century Garden Palace building where it originally stood in Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden, before it devastatingly burnt to the ground along with countless Aboriginal objects collected along the colonial frontier.

Thousands of bleached white shields will echo the masses of rubble - the only remnants of the building after the fire - raising the layered history and bones of the Garden Palace across the site. A native kangaroo grassland will form the heart of the installation which will be activated and enlivened by presentations of Aboriginal language, performances, talks, special events and workshops each day.

Kaldor Public Art Projects

For over 45 years Kaldor Public Art Projects, has created groundbreaking projects with international artists in public spaces, changing the landscape of contemporary art in Australia with projects that resonate around the world.

John Kaldor AM is a dedicated collector, patron and supporter of contemporary art. He has been collecting and commissioning art since the late 1950s and since 1969 has shared his love of art with the Australian public through his series of art projects.