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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Flying in between the skyscrapers of the Sydney CBD is the peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus). Known to be living within our cityscape, they often feed on feral pigeons (Columba livia domestica).  Read More

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

In Australia we have a number of introduced bird species, including feral pigeons (Columba livia domestica), the house sparrow (Passer domesticus) and the common myna (Acridotheres tristis), sometimes called the Indian myna. Many of these introduced birds compete not just with native birds but with all native animals, creating a number of problems.  Read More

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Over the coming weeks artist Jonathan Jones will be writing a series of guest posts on all things native Australian birds, touching on their importance, the issues they face and what we can learn from them. Jones' upcoming artwork for the 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art requires thousands of native Australian bird feathers, which he needs your help to findRead More

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Anri Sala's The Last Resort has journeyed through wind and waves to reach Marian Goodman Gallery in New York, where it is now on display alongside Sala's latest works of video and sculpture. Read More

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Kaldor Public Art Projects is offering an internship position with our Artistic Programs team to support research and planning for the 50th anniversary of Kaldor Public Art Projects in 2019.  Read More

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Catch up on the full program of talks, panel discussions and performances that took place during Kaldor Public Art Project 33: Anri Sala, The Last Resort with all videos now available to watch onlineRead More

Monday, November 13, 2017

Having wrapped Kaldor Public Art Project 33: Anri Sala, The Last Resort, we look back and reflect on how this installation for Sydney fits within the broader picture of Sala’s practice. Read More

Thursday, October 26, 2017

For the past ten years, Anri Sala has been working with sculptural installations that include drums: single drums alongside video installations or configurations of several drums overlaid with sound. Hung upside down or laid on their side, Sala’s drums take on a peculiar anthropomorphic quality. They appear to play themselves or, to be more precise, the music plays them: their sticks move in response to vibrations emanating from speakers hidden within. Read More

Monday, July 31, 2017

This week we take a look back at one of Anri Sala’s earliest works, a video titled Intervista (Finding the Words), 1998, which Sala developed as an art student in Paris. Read More

Thursday, July 20, 2017

This year all eyes are on Athens in the wake of Documenta14, a five yearly exhibition of contemporary art that this year made its debut in Greece. Lately associated with Europe's financial crisis, Greece has emerged as a hub of creative activity and progressive thought: fertile ground for artists to interrogate and discuss Europe's social and political future. Read More

Thursday, July 13, 2017

As Kaldor Public Art Project 33 approaches, we’ll be spending the coming weeks sharing insights into Anri Sala’s fascinating practice and past artworks. Read More

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The installation of Jonathan Jones' barrangal dyara (skin and bones) is nearing completion on site at The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney. Read More

Tuesday, September 06, 2016


Jonathan Jones' barrangal dyara (skin and bones)
17 September – 3 October 2016
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

What is your role at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, and what is your background?   Read More

Thursday, August 25, 2016

What is your role at the State Library of New South Wales, and what is your background? Read More

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Cara Pinchbeck presenting 'Remaining relevant: the changing roles of collections'. Read More

Thursday, August 04, 2016

How many shields does it take to outline the original footprint of Sydney's Garden Palace? If you're Jonathan Jones the answer is 15,000. Read More

Friday, July 08, 2016

Whilst Sydney was blanketed in a thick smoke haze on 7th May, Spot Fire 1: Landscape and Language brought together award winning authors, cultural leaders, storytellers and performers in a discussion of landscape and language.  Read More

Monday, June 20, 2016

Bruce Pascoe is the award-winning author of Dark Emu. Pascoe is a writer, editor and anthologist, and was a guest speaker at Kaldor Public Art Projects' Spot Fire Symposium at the State Library of New South Wales, 7 May 2016. 'Day of Our Mother' is Pascoe's reflection from that day. View the symposiumRead More

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Just three years after it was built, Sydney's Garden Palace building was destroyed by a great fire. The palace was engulfed by flames in the early hours of the morning on 22 September, 1882. Read More

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
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Monday, December 14, 2015
Monday, November 30, 2015

The very first open rehearsal took place in a location not used again for the remainder of the project. Shoes were removed, and visitors climbed a staircase to enter into a warm, enclosed space that seemed to exist quite apart from the rest of the building. Unsure how I would react to the performers’ nudity, I quickly found myself totally at ease, drawn towards the carpet, compelled to be on the same level as those around me.
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Thursday, November 26, 2015

We sat against a wall in Track 8 of Carriageworks. Naked bodies were amassed in the centre, writhing, slithering. They were already there when we entered. Then they broke apart, Read More

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Temporary Title 2015: The emergence of the human through acts of speech.  Read More

Sunday, November 22, 2015

We are sifting through my modes of perception  Read More

Thursday, November 19, 2015

I attended the Open Rehearsal for Xavier Le Roy’s Temporary Title yesterday afternoon at Carriageworks.  Read More

Thursday, November 19, 2015

I was fortunate enough to attend the open rehearsals of Temporary Title, 2015 last Thursday and see the creative process of Xavier Le Roy. There was an instant connection to his work as I was captivated by its sheer visual beauty. The exhibition space was transformed into a moving sculpture of translucent flesh. The performers’ graceful bodies remodeled their size and shape as they travelled their journey solo, in pairs or as a pride. My initial reaction to the work was the same as when I’m entrenched in the natural world, something that is vital for our own internal rhythm as human beings.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

During a conversation in yesterday’s preview, a visitor asked me how have I grown from this process...
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Monday, November 16, 2015

I went alone to the second open rehearsal.

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Monday, November 16, 2015
Monday, November 16, 2015

Questions on approach to the rehearsal:

What is the world they have prepared for us? Who are 'we'?  Read More

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

When I read through my scribbled notes from June, from when I was taking part in Xavier and Scarlet’s development workshop in Venice for Title in Process, 2015  up until now, as we are developing the work in Sydney, I encounter questions that I continue to ask myself – not to find their answers, but to ask questions as a continuous mode of production: Read More

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

I'm grateful that the process of this work seems to be liberating me to think. It's like a machine for allowing. (allowing thought and events to appear). Read More

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

My cat Miko died today. My little lioness. Dad took her to the vet and had to make the call. Read More

Monday, November 09, 2015

The audience is barefoot. Already, being shoeless implies entering a private space, a shared zone. Like somebody’s living room.  Read More

Friday, November 06, 2015

I am guided to enter the space without shoes and intuit my coordinates of inertia. My feet find a point quite central to the space and I sit on the floor. I wish to be close to the lions. Read More

Friday, November 06, 2015

A + A

Today is first open rehearsal. About 30 people come. One of them is a child. For the purposes of this report I'll call him A.

The score is an hour and a half. We each have a shift. Mine: first 30 minutes be a visitor, last hour be in the score. So, I watch A. secretly, from the edges of the black carpet. I wonder, how is he experiencing the nakedness?  Read More

Thursday, November 05, 2015


Rehearsal Day 6, 7

I loved getting a first impression of the exhibition - the bodies keep rearranging themselves at different speeds and in different groupings and positions so that you are constantly taken by surprise at where and in what kind of state and grouping they are. 

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Thursday, November 05, 2015

Day one of week two. But last week was only a half week. This week is 6 days, last week was four. Each week separated by a one day weekend. Anyway. I've read back over it and I promise the next bit is better.  Read More

Monday, November 02, 2015
Monday, November 02, 2015

On 29 October, 2015, 18 Australian performers came together for the first time to begin rehearsals for Project 31 Temporary Title, 2015 with Xavier Le Roy and Scarlet Yu at Carriageworks. One of the Australian performers, Matthew Day, reflects on his experiences. Read More

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

What would you do if you came across human-sized pieces of chalk lying on the sidewalk?

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Thursday, July 30, 2015