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Listen to or download an audio described tour of Anri Sala's The Last Resort.
13 October - 5 November 2017, Observatory Hill Park
Floor talks
Our experienced guides offer new perspectives on Anri Sala, 'The Last Resort'.
11am and 3pm daily, Observatory Hill Rotunda
School programs
An introduction to the sounds, science and stories of the clarinet with Oliver Shermacher from the Clari Boys.
Tuesday 24, Thursday 26 October and Thursday 2 November 2017, in classroom
Lunchtime talk
Join Andrew Jacob as he discusses the site of Observatory Hill and its changing role in scientific history and research.
Saturday 4 November 2017, Sydney Observatory
Family programs
Bring paper to life in this illuminating family workshop!
Sunday 5 November 2017, Observatory Hill Park
Lunchtime talk
Award-winning composer and broadcaster Andrew Ford explores the role that music plays in our lives.
Sunday 5 November 2017, Sydney Observatory
Artist talk
Join celebrated artist Anri Sala for his only public talk in Sydney, as he shares insights into ‘The Last Resort’.
Saturday 14 October 2017, 12pm, Sydney Observatory
Family programs
Explore the art and science of sound, create instruments and unleash your inner rock stars in this hands-on workshop!
Sunday 15 October 2017, Observatory Hill Rotunda
School programs
Explore the creative possibilities of sound in our free school visit program for primary and secondary students.
Weekdays, 16 October – 3 November, Observatory Hill Park
Family programs
Explore the art and science of sound, create instruments and unleash your inner rock stars in this hands-on workshop!
Sunday 29 October 2017, Observatory Hill Park
Panel discussion
Leading artists and curators explore the possibilities of sound and music in contemporary art.
Sunday 29 October 2017, 2-4pm, Sydney Observatory
Lunchtime talk
Acclaimed scholar and performer Neal Peres Da Costa explores the intricate relationships between music, place and time.
Saturday 28 October 2017, Sydney Observatory
School programs
Re-enact a famous piece of sound art and explore the role of sound in art, with electronic artist Pia van Gelder. 
Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 October 2017, in classroom
Family programs
Bring paper to life in this illuminating family workshop!
Sunday 22 October 2017, Observatory Hill Park
Panel discussion
Join the discussion as our panel presents contemporary perspectives on the Enlightenment and the legacies of colonialism.
Sunday 22 October 2017, 2-4pm, Sydney Observatory
Special Events
Hear Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto as it might have sounded in 1791, in this performance by the Early Music Ensemble.
Thursday 19 October, 6.30pm
Artist's Talk
Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi artist Jonathan Jones discusses the development of barrangal dyara (skin and bones) and the ideas that inspired the ambitious new work.
17 September - 3 October 2016, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
At the Palm House
Garden volunteer guides bring to life the short but dramatic history of the extravagant 19th-century Garden Palace and the Sydney International Exhibition.
Weekends and Labour Day, 17 September - 3 October 2016, The Palm House
Lunchtime Talk
Award-winning author Bruce Pascoe (Bunurong, Yuin and Tasmanian) discusses Aboriginal agriculture and the role of native grasses in the Aboriginal economy.
3 October 2016, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
barrangal dyara (skin and bones)
​A senior cultural knowledge holder, Aunty Julie (Gorawarl/Jerrawongarla) relates important creation narratives for the local environment in this special evening series.
Weekends and Labour Day, 17 September - 3 October 2016, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
In the Palm House
A selection of historic photographs of the Garden Palace and Sydney’s International Exhibition including the Ethnological Court, are displayed in the Palm House.
17 September - 3 October, The Palm House, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Conversations with Aboriginal Knowledge
Dr Chelsea Bond and Dr Suzy Green investigate the relationship between identity and mental health.
Sunday 2 October 2016, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Lunchtime Talk
Gastronomer Jacqui Newling explores the food and flavours on offer in Sydney's Garden Palace.
2 October 2016, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Artist Demonstration
​Join Aboriginal artists from the Hands On Weavers group from Wagga Wagga as they demonstrate weaving and talk about their traditional practice.
1-3 October 2016, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Lunchtime Talk
Carol Cooper discusses the role and significance of shields in the south-east and the inherent use of designs and incised carving within the region.
1 October 2016, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Saturday Afternoon Forums
Aboriginal researchers, authors and thinkers consider the use of Aboriginal methodologies and their impact on the cultural landscape.
1 October 2016, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Art Gallery of New South Wales
​Join the Gallery's Indigenous educators for a tour linking the Gallery and barrangal dyara (skin and bones).
Daily 26-30 September 2016, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Lunchtime Talk
Dr Catherine De Lorenzo discusses the innovations and cultural legacies triggered by the 1879 Sydney International Exhibition.
30 September 2016, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Lunchtime Talk
Historian Roslyn Maguire examines the work of Paolo Giorza, one of La Scala’s principal composers and Director of Music for the Sydney International Exhibition.
29 September 2016, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Lunchtime Talk
Dr Peter Yanada McKenzie (Eora/ Anaiwan) relates the history of the local Aboriginal community of La Perouse, including ongoing cultural practices.
28 September 2016, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Lunchtime Talk
Uncle Charles Madden (Gadigal) and Uncle Allen Madden (Gadigal) will discuss their lived experience of Sydney as local Elders.
27 September 2016, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Lunchtime Talk
Michael Jarrett (Gumbaynggirr) and Aaron Ellis (Gamilaraay) discuss their role in barrangal dyara (skin and bones) and the revitalisation of Aboriginal languages.
26 September, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
barrangal dyara (skin and bones)
Educators lead children on a fascinating tour through time, peeking into the history of Gadigal life by the Harbour and the almost-forgotten colonial Garden Palace.
26-30 September 2016, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Conversations with Aboriginal Knowledge
Tex Skuthorpe and Dr Arne Rubinstein explore the rites of passage that provide a sense of place in community.
Sunday 25 September 2016, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Lunchtime Talk
Dr Keith Vincent Smith discusses the site’s history and the role and life of Sydney icon Bennelong.
25 September 2016, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Artist Demonstration
​Join Dharug and Gundungurra Elder Greg Simms for a demonstration of his traditional carving practice.
24-25 September 2016, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Lunchtime Talk
Jeremy Steele discusses his research into "re-awakening" the Aboriginal Language of Sydney.
24 September 2016, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Saturday Afternoon Forums
Leading Aboriginal designers and thinkers discuss the theory and application of Aboriginal design and spatial considerations.
24 September 2016, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Living Museums Walking Tour
This tour will provide insight into the cityscape of colonial Sydney and the enduring influence of the architect of the Garden Palace.
24-25 September 2016, Meet at William and College Streets
Lunchtime Talk
Dr Paul Irish discusses the Aboriginal people who lived around coastal Sydney in the 1870s and 1880s, during the construction and use of the Garden Palace.
23 September 2016, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
barrangal dyara (skin and bones)
Sydney Conservatorium composers and UNSW architecture and interior design students have conceptualised creative responses to the project and the site.
23 September 2016, Public Program Marquee, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
barrangal dyara (skin and bones)
We commemorate the Garden Palace fire of 1882 with special events and evening access to barrangal dyara (skin and bones).
22 September 2016, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Lunchtime Talk
Dr Tim Low describes the local native bird life on the project site and their impact and significance.
22 September 2016, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Sydney Festival Director Wesley Enoch will reflect on the history, future and cultural significance of the Botanic Garden and the spectacle of the Garden Palace.
21 September 2016, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery of New South Wales
As part of Art After Hours, Jonathan Jones will discuss barrangal dyara (skin and bones) with Art Gallery of NSW Director Michael Brand.
21 September 2016, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Head archivist Steven Miller traces the history of the Gallery until its establishment at its present site.
21 September 2016, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Australian Museum
​Join us for a journey back 189 years to the origins of the Australian Museum and the study of natural history in colonial Sydney.
21, 24, 26 and 28 September, Australian Museum
Lunchtime Talk
Dr Peter Cuneo discusses the native vegetation of Sydney with a particular focus on native grasses and their role in landscape, identity and ecology.
21 September 2016, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
State Library of NSW
See historical items from the State Library's collections related to the Garden Palace and learn about materials that open a cultural pathway to Aboriginal languages.
20, 24 and 27 September 2016, State Library of NSW
Australian Museum
The Australian Museum is custodian to one of the most significant Indigenous collections in the world, with over 20,000 objects.
20, 23, 27 and 29 September 2016, Australian Museum
Lunchtime Talk
Associate Professor Grace Karskens delves into the role and important status of Eora fisherwomen in the pre- and early contact years.
20 September 2016, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Lunchtime Talk
Ann Toy explores the Garden Palace and its place in the political landscape of Sydney.
19 September 2016, Public Program Marquee
barrangal dyara (skin and bones)
Primary and secondary teachers and students are invited to visit to visit barrangal dyara (skin and bones) by Sydney-based Aboriginal artist Jonathan Jones.
19-23 September 2016, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney
Conversations with Aboriginal Knowledge
Oliver Costello is joined by academic Stephen Muecke to explore the human relationship to fire from the perspective of Aboriginal culture and philosophy.
Sunday 18 September, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Lunchtime Talk
Lorraine Connelly-Northey (Waradgerie) discusses her cultural practice, fashioning traditional forms from found industrial and organic materials.
18 September 2016, 1pm, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Discover the Gallery’s historic connections with the Sydney International Exhibition of 1879 and the Garden Palace.
30 August - 14 October 2016, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Artist Demonstration
Join celebrated Bidjigal artist and Elder Esme Timbery and her daughter Marilyn Russell (Bidjigal) as they demonstrate shell work.
17-18 September 2016, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
BARRANGAL DYARA (SKIN AND BONES)
Tour through time, peek into the dramatic history of the Garden Palace, bake bread using native ingredients and experience contemporary Aboriginal art in Jonathan Jones' installation.
Saturdays 17 and 24 September, Saturday 1 October 2016, 2.30-4.30pm at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Lunchtime Talk
Wesley Enoch (Noonuccal Nuugi), Sydney Festival Director (2017–19), discusses the importance of Sydney as a site of performance.
Saturday 17 September 2016,1-2pm
Tour
Garden volunteer guides lead a 1- to 1.5-hour walk through the Garden, featuring areas of seasonal interest, Garden history, plant displays and collections.
17 September - 3 October 2016, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Saturday Afternoon Forums
Leading Aboriginal artists, curators and arts workers and celebrate their diverse and distinguished practices within the visual arts.
17 September 2016, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
At the Powerhouse
See a display at the Powerhouse Museum that brings together Jonathan Jones’s work with a selection of objects from the Garden Palace.
17 September - 3 October 2016, The Powerhouse Museum
State Library of NSW
​The State Library of New South Wales will tell the unique story of the Garden Palace through their collection display in the Amaze Gallery. Curator-led tours available.
6 September 2016 - 15 January 2017, State Library of New South Wales
In partnership with Campbelltown Arts Centre
Participants in the Masterclass Program, developed and presented in collaboration with Campbelltown Arts Centre, reflect on their learning.
17 September 2016, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences
Hear music of the time of the Garden Palace played on the celebrated Bechstein Concert Grand piano that survived the fire of 1882.
Tuesday 13 September 2016, Powerhouse Museum
barrangal dyara (skin and bones)
Kaldor Public Art Projects is collaborating with Campbelltown Art Centre to develop a meaningful outreach program for 15-20 South Western Sydney Year 10 Visual Art and Photography and Digital Media students and their teachers, based on Jonathan Jones’ barrangal dyara (skin and bones) Project.
Saturday 30 July - 17 September 2016, Saturday 10 - 1pm
barrangal dyara (skin and bones)
Kaldor Public Art Projects has enhanced access to Jonathan Jones' 'barrangal dyara (skin and bones)' for people who are blind and sight impaired through the provision of audio description.
17 September - 3 October 2016
Children's Workshop
Acclaimed British artist Michael Landy is recognised as having created some of the most significant and memorable public art projects of the past decade.
Sat 24 September 2011, 10:30am - 12:00pm at Martin Place, Sydney
night-time program
ACTS OF KINDNESS AND OTHER STORIES. Join Sydney's most exciting actors, writers, comedians and broadcasters for a night of short, heartfelt and true stories.
Tue 20 September 2011, 8.30pm at Australian Museum, Sydney
LUCHTIME TALK AND TOUR
Celebrating the opening weekend of Project 28: Roman Ondák, Alexie Glass-Kantor, Executive Director, Artspace, launches the Talk, Swap, Measure series.
Sun 12 January 2014, 1.00pm at Parramatta Town Hall, Church St
IN CONVERSATION
To celebrate Project 26 in the Cowen Gallery, Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla speak with Victoria Lynn about their work Stop, Repair, Prepare.
Fri 16 November 2012, 1.00pm at State Library of Victoria, Melbourne
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla live and work in San Juan, Puerto Rico. They have been collaborating since 1995, approaching visual art as a series of experiments.
Sat 10 November 2012, 2.00pm at Museum of Contemporary Art, Sudney
Children's Program
Explore 13 Rooms with artists Katherine Brickman and Kate Mitchell from Greedy Hen, and create your own animated response to the exhibition of 'living sculptures’.
Thu 18 April 2013, 11.30am – 4.00pm at Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay
Collaboration
We collaborated with Art & About to curate their Banner Gallery, selecting images for their street side flags in sites across Sydney city. Photographs by Louise Hawson showed 100 different faces.
23 September - 24 October 2010, Sites across Sydney as part of Art & About
TOUR
Join us at Parramatta Town Hall to experience a trio of works by highly acclaimed Slovakian artist Roman Ondák.
Sat 11 January 2014, 11.00am at Education Hub, Parramatta Town Hall, Church St
Talk
A tour of the contemporary art highlights at the Art Gallery of New South Wales with a focus on Tino Sehgal for people who are deaf and hearing-impaired.
Sun 23 February 2014, 1.30pm at Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
LUNCHTIME TALK AND TOUR
Banipreet’s talk will trace India’s social rituals from their roots in the 17th century to their contemporary expressions and encounters with western rituals in Australia.
Mon 10 February 2014, 1.00pm at Domain Theatre
Talk
John Kaldor introduces internationally acclaimed US street artist Barry McGee who will discuss his gallery practice and street art projects including his new Josh Twister mural.
Wed 14 September 2011, 7.30pm at Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
Panel Discussion
Professor Howard, Kim Machan and Keith March reflect on their experiences from a 1981 bush retreat workshop - the original Australian artists' residency with Marina Abramović.
Fri 26 June 2015, 1pm - 2:30pm at Pier 2/3
Conversation
Bill Viola in conversation with Rachael Kohn as part of the 21st Kaldor Public Art Project, presented in partnership with the 2010 Melbourne Festival and ACMI.
Fri 8 October 2010, 6.30pm at ACMI Cinemas, Melbourne
LUCHTIME TALK AND TOUR
Cameron McAuliffe, Lecturer in Human Geography and Urban Studies at the University of Western Sydney, on the changing value of everyday objects.
Thu 23 January 2014, 1.00pm at Parramatta Town Hall, Church St
Special Event
Kaldor Public Art Projects in association with Sunnyfield disAbility Services and Beyond the Square is proud to present Change/Exchange, a lively, participatory workshop.
Thu 23 January 2014, 10.30am at Parramatta Town Hall, Church St
Family Program
Tour the Roman Ondák exhibition and exchange something of your own in the Swap room. Then join artist Linda Brescia, Parramatta’s mistress of maskmaking.
Tue 14 January 2014, 10.30am-12.30pm at Parramatta Town Hall, Church St
International Lecture Series
Join Chris Dercon for this insightful look into the most visited museum in the world, Tate Modern, described by Dercon as 'an art movement by itself‘.
Sat 13 July 2013, 3.00pm at Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
Talk
13 Rooms is the third iteration of this extraordinary exhibition of 'living sculptures' curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Klaus Biesenbach.
Fri 12 April 2013, 1pm at Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay, Sydney
Family Workshop
Building cubby houses is a much loved childhood ritual, one we never really grow out of! Artist Linda Brescia helps parents and children combine creative forces to build 'the best cubby ever’.
Sun 19 January, 10.30am - 12.30pm at Parramatta Town Hall, Church St
LUNCHTIME TALK AND TOUR
How do we connect with people from other cultures? David Hoffman questions how we make important human connections through the social rituals of everyday life.
Thu 16 January 2014, 1pm at Parramatta Town Hall, Church St
Education Program
Years K-6 Art Adventure Tour. Programs on request for Years 7-12. Choose from a range of options for your students with our Gallery educators.
Tue-Fri, 10.00am, 11.00am, 12.00pm, 1.00pm at Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
RESIDENCY PROGRAM
5pm: Film screening
6pm: Christian Thompson's Choice
Sunday 5 July 2015, 5-7pm at Pier 2/3
RESIDENCY PROGRAM
5pm: Film screening
6pm: Clark Beaumont's Choice
Wednesday 24 June, 5-7pm at Pier 2/3
RESIDENCY PROGRAM
The 12 Australian Residency Artists working and living at the Pier offer insights and responses to Marina Abramović: In Residence.
Wed 24 June - Sun 5 July 2015, 5pm - 7pm at Pier 2/3
RESIDENCY PROGRAM
5pm: Film screening
6pm: Frances Barrett’s Choice
Saturday 27 June 2015, 5-7pm at Pier 2/3
RESIDENCY PROGRAM
5pm: Film screening
6pm: George Khut’s Choice
Friday 3 July 2015, 5-7pm at Pier 2/3
RESIDENCY PROGRAM
5pm: Film screening
6pm: Lottie Consalvo’s Choice
Thursday 2 July, 5-7pm at Pier 2/3
RESIDENCY PROGRAM
5pm: Film screening
6pm: Natalie Abbott’s Choice
Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 5-7pm at Pier 2/3
RESIDENCY PROGRAM
5pm: Film screening
6pm: Nicola Gunn’s Choice
Thursday 25 June 2015, 5-7pm at Pier 2/3
RESIDENCY PROGRAM
5pm: Film screening
6pm: Sarah Rodigari's Choice
Friday 26 June 2015, 5pm-7pm at Pier 2/3
RESIDENCY PROGRAM
5pm: Film screening
6pm: Sarah-Jane Norman’s Choice
Monday, 29 June 2015, 5-7pm at Pier 2/3
RESIDENCY PROGRAM
5pm: Film screening
6pm: Sophie O'Brien's Choice
Sunday 28 June 2015, 5-7pm at Pier 2/3
RESIDENCY PROGRAM
5pm: Film screening
6pm: zin’s Choice
Saturday 4 July 2015, 5-7pm at Pier 2/3
Family Workshop
Who do you take after? Artist David Capra guides you through Project 28 before helping you swap and share your own features with those of your family.
Sun 12 January, 10.30am - 12.30pm at Parramatta Town Hall, Church St
TOURS
Join us at Parramatta Town Hall for a tour Project 28 for the blind of vison impaired. Enjoy a a trio of works by highly acclaimed Slovakian artist Roman Ondák.
25 January - 14 February, 10.00am - 6.00pm daily, Parramatta Town Hall, Church St
Special Events
Both events include a special Gilbert & George film program. The artists will sign free, limited edition Valentine’s Day cards in Sydney on February 14.
Sun 14 February, 1.00pm at Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney and Wed 17 February, 6.00pm at National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
IN CONVERSATION
Tony Bond, assistant director and head curator of international art at the Art Gallery of NSW and Gregor Schneider discuss Schneider's new site-specific commission.
Sat 26 May 2012, 3.30pm at Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
PANEL DISCUSSION
As part of the 24th Project, Acts of Kindness, by Michael Landy, Kaldor Public Art Projects presents a free panel discussion, Happiness and the City.
Sat 24 September 2011, 3.00pm at Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
LUNCHTIME PHILOSOPHY
Looking predominantly at the philosophies and writings of Buddha and Buddhist thought, Dr Monima Chadha challenges traditional boundaries between the self and others.
Tues 30 June 2015, 12.30pm - 1:30pm at Pier 2/3
Family Workshop
Would an extra pair of hands assist you? Perhaps longer arms, or bigger feet? Let artist David Capra inspire your family's invention of useful, and not so useful, props for the body.
Sun 14 April 2013, 2.00pm - 3.30pm at Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay
DISCUSSION
Pip Wittenoom, Australia Council Director of Peer Services, and Sophie Forbat, Kaldor Public Art Projects Artistic Program Manager, trace the historical and conceptual development of artists’ residencies, and explore their impact for artists and audiences.
Sat 4 July 2015, 2pm - 3pm at Pier 2/3
DISCUSSION
Award-winning novelist Heather Rose, in conversation with Sue Saxon, reflects on the impact of Marina Abramović’s practice and its relationship to shamanistic ritual.
Sun 5 July 2015, 2pm - 3pm at Pier 2/3
International Lecture Series
Jessica Morgan, Daskalopoulos Curator of International Art, Tate Modern, discusses the context for Tino Sehgal's work and its relation to the museum or institution.
Sat 22 February 2014, 2.00pm at Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
LUNCHTIME TALK AND TOUR:
Jiva Parthipan and 'Babsy’ Assefa discuss points of connection between Roman Ondák’s work and African social dance, drawing on their own experiences in creating performance projects.
Tue 14 January 2014, 10.30am-12.30pm at Parramatta Town Hall, Church St
IN CONVERSATION
John Baldessari, Iconic American conceptual artist in conversation with with Caroline Baum. Baldessari has changed the way we understand art, image and text over nearly five decades.
Sun 9 January 2011, 3pm at Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
Night-time program
Join us at Art After Hours at the Art Gallery of New South Wales to hear our founder and director, John Kaldor, discuss his extraordinary gift to the gallery.
Wed 25 May 2011, 6.30pm at Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
IN CONVERSATION
In conversation with Chris McAuliffe, Director of the Ian Potter Museum of Art, John Kaldor will discuss Kaldor Public Art Project 26: Allora & Calzadilla’s Stop, Repair, Prepare
Mon 3 December 2012, 6.00pm at State Library of Victoria, Melbourne
IN CONVERSATION
Visit the Art Gallery of New South Wales on its Open Weekend to hear John Kaldor and Edmund Capon discuss the gift of the John Kaldor Family Collection.
21-22 May 2011, 10.30am at Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
Conversation
John Kaldor will talk about his collection and projects with Fenella Kernerbone about his collection and projects at this special Art Month event.
Wed 14 March 2012, 6pm at Customs House, Sydney
Talk
Join Your Very Good Idea winner Jonathan Jones, for an insightful talk at SCA. Jonathan will discuss his plans to deliver the 32nd Kaldor Public Art Project in 2016.
Wed, 25 March, 2015, 1pm at Sydney College of the Arts
SPECIAL EVENT
Marina Abramović reflects on key milestones in her art practice, elaborating on the journey towards immaterial art, the impact of long durational practices and the transformative engagement with audiences.
Tue 30 June 2015, 8pm at Roslyn Packer Theatre
LUNCHTIME TALK AND TOUR:
Khaled Sabsabi works in various contexts to present arts projects that explore the experience of people across social, political and ideological spectrums.
Wed 15 January 2014, 11.00am at Parramatta Town Hall, Church St
LUNCHTIME TALK AND TOUR
Measurement has played a pivotal role in Kyah's career, for good and bad. An inch to the left means a winning goal, an inch to the right is a devastating loss.
Sun 19 January 2014, 1.00pm at Parramatta Town Hall, Church St
Lunchtime Philosophy
Dr Kerry Sanders examines why we find the idea of 'the void' so confronting and overwhelming. Just why are we so afraid of 'nothing'?
Thurs 2 July 2015, 12:30pm - 1:30pm at Pier 2/3
Family WORKSHOP
Tour the 13 Rooms exhibition and discover living sculptures, performance and contemporary art before creating your own family responses using drawing, movement and shadows.
Mon 22 April 2013, 11.30am - 1.00pm at Education Hub, Pier 2/3 Walsh Bay
SERIES
Expert speakers from the fields of philosophy, psychology, art and neuroscience offer a broader philosophical and cultural context to Kaldor Public Art Project 30 and to performance art.
Mon 29 June - Fri 3rd July 2015, 12.30pm - 1:30pm at Pier 2/3
TOURS
Join a guided tour of Roman Ondák's trio of works led by Kaldor Public Art Project Educators following the Talk, Swap, Measure lunchtime talks at 1pm.
Fri 10 January 2014, 1.00pm at Education Hub, Parramatta Town Hall, Church St
Special Event
Join us for the launch of the 13 Rooms Film Program with a double feature focussing on the life and practice of Marina Abramović, one of the most revered artists of our time.
Sun 14 April 2013, 1.00pm at Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay, Sydney
Chidren's Program
Join artist Joel Beerden on an imaginative journey into a different galaxy. You’ll create an invincible group of heroes guaranteed to measure up to any foe!
Wed 15 January 2014, 10.30am-12.30pm at Parramatta Town Hall, Church St
Talk
Drawing on research from UNSW Art & Design, this program brings together prototypes and provocations that probe how we imagine, investigate and influence our brain through new technologies.
Sat 27 June 2015, 1pm - 4pm at Pier 2/3
Floor Talk
Celebrated UK artist Michael Landy, first known as one of the Young British Artists, to plan his new work for Project 24. Joins us in Sydney for a floor talk at AGNSW.
Wed 8 June 2011, 7.30pm at Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
LUNCHTIME PHILOSOPHY
Dr Susan Murphy investigates the idea of ‘embodied experience’ and the relationship between mind, body and the natural world.
Mon 29 June 2015, 12.30pm - 1:30pm at Pier 2/3
EXHIBITION
Kaldor Public Art Projects and the Queensland Art Gallery present Move: The Exhibition, a touring exhibition of work by selected Australian video and new media artists.
23 April - 8 August 2010 at Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
Workshop
Kaldor Public Art Projects and Sydney Dance Company present two afternoons of movement, playfully exploring Allora & Calzadilla's 13 Rooms work
Mon 15 April 2013, 3.00pm - 4.30pm at Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay, Sydney
International Lecture Series
Nicholas Baume will discuss his recent projects at the Public Art Fund and the growth of public art projects internationally, with Kaldor Public Art Projects as a prime example in Australia.
Sat 23 July 2011, 11.00am at Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
LUNCHTIME PHILOSOPHY
What happens to our psyches when we are alone? How best can we spend time alone? How important is it to cultivate solitude as opposed to loneliness, and how can we do it?
Fri 3 July 2015, 12:30pm - 1:30pm at Pier 2/3
Special Event
Over 60 free events will be part of the Open Weekend, from films, performances and family activities to talks and events by leading international and Australian artists.
Sat 21-Sun 22 May 2011 at Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
Children's Program
Can you close your eyes and draw your own house? Is a Parramatta terrace different to one that Roman Ondák presents here? Join this fun, speedpainting extravaganza!
Thu 16 January 2014, 1.00pm at Parramatta Town Hall, Church St
NIGHT-TIME PROGRAM
Kaldor Public Art Projects launches Parlour, a creative new space where art, music, film, performance and hands-on workshops come together to explore our projects at night.
5, 12 & 19 April 2012, 5.30 – 9.00pm at the CTA, Martin Place, Sydney
NIGHT-TIME EVENT
Explore 13 Rooms with our night-time program. Curated by local duo SuperKaleidoscope, Parlour sees a host of young artists, musicians, speakers and theorists respond to 13 Rooms.
Fri 12 April 2013, 6.00-9.00pm at Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay
NIGHT-TIME PROGRAM
Explore 13 Rooms with our night-time program. Curated by local duo SuperKaleidoscope, Parlour sees a host of young artists, musicians, speakers and theorists respond to 13 Rooms.
Fri 19 April 2013, 6.00-9.00pm at Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay, Sydney
FREE LUNCHTIME TALK AND TOUR
Paul Kuipers reflects on the childhood exchange of knowledge with his parents and grandparents, and on the importance of timing and measurement in preparing delicious meals.
Wed 22 January 2014, 1.00pm at Parramatta Town Hall, Church St
Special Event
Explore the 13 Rooms exhibition for inspiration, before creating an installation of your own. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination!
Mon 15 April 2013, 10.00am - 3.00pm at Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay, Sydney
School Program
Primary and Secondary School groups are invited to explore Kaldor Public Art Project 25: Thomas Demand’s The Dailies, discuss ideas and participate in specially designed workshops.
Mon 26 March 2012, 10.00am – 3.00pm at CTA, Martin Place, Sydney
ACCESSIBILITY PROGRAM
The lively program begins with a welcome by 13 Rooms artist Laura Lima, followed by a tour of the Project & talks by performers Georgia Cranko, Matthew Shilcock & Gerard Dwyer
Tue 16 April 2013, 1.30-6.30pm at Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay, Sydney
barrangal dyara (skin and bones)
Curator Emma Pike leads a tour of barrangal dyara (skin and bones) from 12pm-12.30pm, followed by Jonathan Jones’ Artist's Insight talk.
Sunday 25 September, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
TALK
Join Rachel Kent, MCA Chief Curator, for a stimulating introduction to the work of Roman Ondák within the context of ideas concerning participation, audience and creative agency.
Sat 11 January 2014, 2.00pm at UNE FutureCampus Lecture Theatre
A one-day public program and exhibition exploring performance and public art.
Sunday 26 July 2015, 10.20am - 3pm
IN CONVERSATION
Richard Long in Conversation with Tony Bond. Long is one of Britain’s best known land artists and helped to redefine traditional approaches to sculpture in the 1960s.
Fri 25 February 2011, 5.30pm at Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
Talk Series
A series of talks by Santiago Sierra in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne. Sierra is internationally renowned for his artworks that focus on the inequities in social and economic systems.
Mon 15 November 2010, 6.30pm at Cervantes Institute, Sydney
Students are invited to explore the exercises designed by Marina Abramović, the impact of long-durational practices and meet the artists participating in our unique residency program.
Wednesday 24th June - Friday 26th June, 2015
SCHOOL PROGRAM
Acclaimed British artist Michael Landy is recognised as having created some of the most significant and memorable public art projects of the past decade.
17-21 October 2011, 10.00am and 3.00pm at Martin Place, Sydney
LUNCHTIME TALK AND TOUR
Sophia Kouyoumdjian’s everyday experience of roller-skates, heavy metal music and fiercely devoted friendships was typically Western Sydney.
Tue 21 January 2014, 1.00pm at Parramatta Town Hall, Church St
LUNCHTIME TALK AND TOUR
Nihal Rupasinghe of the Sinhalese Cultural Forum of NSW, responds to Roman Ondák’s work with reflections on Sinhalese social rituals, and a performance of Kuveni Asna.
Mon 13 January 2014, 10.30am-12.30pm at Parramatta Town Hall, Church St
LUNCHTIME TALK AND TOUR
Stephanie Dale is Managing Partner of DMC Advertising Group. Drawing on her own remarkable story, Stephanie reflects on how women value themselves in the workplace.
Mon 20 January 2014, 1.00pm at Parramatta Town Hall, Church St
PERFORMANCE
As part of the launch of the 20th Kaldor Public Art Project, celebrated US sound artist Stephen Vitiello will collaborate with Australian artist and musician Lawrence English.
Thu 11 August 2010, 7.30pm at Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
EVENING TALKS
Join us after work from Monday to Thursday for a drink at our pop-up bar, a visit to the exhibition, and a relaxed and stimulating talk from some of Australia’s most respected and dynamic speakers.
Mon 15 - Thu 18 April 2013, 5.30pm at Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay, Sydney
Children's Program
What’s your favourite colour? Animal? Song? Jodie will guide participants in this fun, interactive workshop inspired by Roman Ondák’s Swap artwork. Discover what makes you tick!
Mon 13 January 2014, 10.30am-12.30pm at Parramatta Town Hall, Church St
IN CONVERSATION
Two architecture and design luminaries engage in a wide-ranging discussion considering philosophies of the interior with reference to Thomas Demand’s The Dailies.
Sat 24 March 2012, 2.30pm at Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
LUNCHTIME TALKS & TOURS
Make the Town Hall your lunchtime venue for a series of short, inspiring and insightful responses to Roman Ondák’s work from local Western Sydney identities.
Sun 12 January 2014, 1pm at Parramatta Town Hall, Church St
SYMPOSIUM
13 Themes for 13 Rooms features thirteen pithy and dynamic responses to the exhibition. These varied distillations are aimed at diverse audiences within and beyond the arts.
Sat 13 April 2013, 11.00am to 6.30pm at Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay, Sydney
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
Join us at Pier 2/3 as we launch Kaldor Public Art Project 27: 13 Rooms for a special keynote presentation by the curators Hans Ulrich Obrist and Klaus Biesenbach.
Thu 11 April 2013, 6.00-7.00pm at Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay
Workshops
Kaldor Public Art Projects is hosting two holiday workshops for budding photographers and artists in conjunction with Project 25: Thomas Demand's The Dailies.
Tue 10 & 12 April 2012 at the Commercial Travellers' Association, Martin Place, Sydney
Forum
What is it like being in a Tino Sehgal work? What is the experience from the perspective of the interpreters? Hear from trained 'interpreters' from Project 29.
Sat 22 February 2014, 2pm at Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
LUNCHTIME TALK AND TOUR
The Lot discuss Ondák’s work in relation to the practices of city-making, the transformation of Parramatta’s laneways and the importance of active community participation.
Fri 17 January 2014, 1.00pm at Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
LUNCHTIME PHILOSOPHY
This talk examines our experience of time through the lens of experimental psychology and neuroscience – why does it sometimes seem to crawl, and at other times fly?
Wed 1 July 2015, 12.30pm - 1:30pm at Pier 2/3
Discussion
Presented in collaboration with the University of Sydney's US Studies Centre, this afternoon of conversation features internationally renowned commentators on 13 Rooms.
Mon 22 April 2013, 2-4pm at Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay, Sydney
DISCUSSION
Kent Buchanan, Western Plains Cultural Centre Curator, explores the role of performance art within art programs and institutions across Australia, while participants from our pilot regional engagement program reflect on their immersive three-month learning experience.
Fri 3 July 2015, 2.30 - 4pm at Pier 2/3
Q & A
Join Macushla Robinson, assistant curator of contemporary art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, and choreographer Becky Hilton for a question and answer session.
Sat 8 February, 2pm at Domain Theatre, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
IN CONVERSATION
Joins us in Sydney on a site-visit for a new Kaldor Public Art Project and speaks with the senior curator of photography, Judy Annear, at the Art Gallery of NSW.
Wed 23 February 2011, 7.15pm at Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
One of Germany’s most iconic artists, Demand draws on familiar imagery as the basis for the painstakingly sculpted environments he constructs from paper and photographs.
Fri 23 March 2012, 6.00pm at Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
Thomas Demand's unique installation transforms an entire floor of Harry Seidler's circular Commercial Travellers' Association building in the MLC Centre, Martin Place, Sydney.
Sat 24 March 2012, 3.00pm at National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
FORUM
What happens when the audience becomes the artwork? A panel of expert commentators explore the role of performance in visual art and the social context of Parramatta.
Sat 18 January 2014, 1.00pm at UNE Future Campus, Parramatta
Talks
Dr Jacqueline Millner, SCA Associate Dean, Research, considers the groundbreaking work of women artists in the development of contemporary performance, while MCA Chief Curator Rachel Kent traces Marina Abramović’s 45-year career in performance.
Sun 28 June 2015, 2pm - 4:30pm at Pier 2/3
Talk
French choreographer Xavier Le Roy will present a free talk at Sydney College of the Arts. Le Roy's work Untitled (2012) was presented for Kaldor Public Art Project 27
Wed 6 August 2014, 1pm at Sydney College of the Arts
TERTIARY SEMINAR
Yes We're Mad. No, We're not Joking. John Kaldor introduces celebrated British artist Michael Landy, who discusses his major new work Acts of Kindness.
Wed 21 September 2011, 1.00pm at Sydney College of the Arts. Rozelle
Children and Youth Program
In Measuring The Universe, Roman Ondák presents the familiar childhood ritual of measuring and marking height against a wall on a large public scale.
Fri 17 January 2014, 10.30am-12.30pm at Parramatta Town Hall, Sydney
INFORMATION SESSION
For the first time in our history, Kaldor Public Art Projects is inviting Australian artists to submit their innovative, site-specific idea which will manifest as a temporary art project in Sydney.
Thur 20 March 2014, 6.00pm at Lower Sydney Town Hall
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