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Friday, December 20, 2013

Where is the artwork?
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Our first project for 2014, Project 28: Roman Ondák, is fast approaching, and we've put together a short doco to show you what we have in store.  Read More

Wednesday, December 04, 2013


As excitement builds for Sydney Festival’s 2014 program, we know you’re waiting to know more about what we have in store for our upcoming Project 28: Roman Ondák. Read More

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


We are ecstatic to be working with Sydney Festival once again - we had a ball the last time we joined forces in 2011 to present Project 23: John Baldessari’s Your Name In Lights. The buzz surrounding the Project, which gave over 100,000 people 15 seconds of fame as their names lit up the Sydney skyline was infectious.    Read More

Friday, September 27, 2013

 
Kaldor Public Art Projects is seeking a new intern to join our Education and Public programs team.  Read More

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Kaldor Public Art Projects is seeking a new intern to join our Curatorial and Communications team. Read More

Thursday, August 08, 2013


In July this year we presented the second of our International Lecture Series with Director of Tate Modern, Chris Dercon.  Read More

Tuesday, August 06, 2013


If you weren't lucky enough to grab yourself a front row seat at Chris Dercon's Curatorial Masterclass in July this year, never fear - we've recorded the entire discussion and it's right here for you to enjoy.  Read More

Friday, July 19, 2013

 
We have just re-released a limited number of our beautiful  13 Rooms catalogues for sale. Get in quick before we sell out! Read More

Saturday, April 27, 2013


If you missed the 27th Kaldor Public Art Project, 13 Rooms, in Sydney, or just want to reminisce, our complete 7-episode short documentary series, created by Versus Media, is now available online.  Read More

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


As we say good-bye to ’13 Rooms’, don’t dismay – our friends at the Museum of Contemporary Art have kindly accepted the ‘performance art relay baton’ so you can keep getting your performance art fix (minus the 13 Rooms).
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Friday, April 19, 2013


We’re coming up to our final weekend of 13 Rooms and we're anticipating an incredible end to the show. We’ve had such an inspiring response to the project, we are extending our hours - opening our doors at 10.30am on both Saturday and Sunday - so that we have a little extra time up our sleeves and can let you all in to experience the rooms early.  Read More

Friday, April 12, 2013


I had a chat with one of our performers Tony Osborne, who is performing Roman Ondák’s ‘Swap’ in 13 Rooms.  Read More

Saturday, April 06, 2013


We asked our very busy '13 Rooms' Production Assistants to make time to answer a couple of questions about the project (because clearly they're not busy enough!)
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Friday, March 29, 2013


One of the most interesting things Klaus Biesenbach and Hans Ulrich Obrist (the co-curators of 13 Rooms) have spoken about in regards to the 13 Rooms project is the use of the simple everyday item, the humble door. Read More

Friday, March 22, 2013


It’s no coincidence that 13 Rooms is taking place in 2013, and in fact the historically unlucky number seems to be working out rather well for us. Read More

Friday, March 15, 2013
Saturday, March 09, 2013


There are two types of reaction to hearing that Hans Ulrich Obrist (pictured right) and Klaus Biesenbach (pictured left) are the co-curators of ‘13 Rooms’.  Read More

Thursday, February 07, 2013


Project 26 artists Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla will be exhibiting in Australia once again, presenting their performance work Revolving Door as part of Project 27: 13 Rooms.  Read More

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

 
We are currently seeking volunteers to be a part of our most ambitious project to date, 13 RoomsRead More

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

 
Male, muscular or athletically built individuals who speak English with a strong foreign accent required.  Read More

Thursday, December 13, 2012


Kaldor Public Art Projects is seeking Army, Navy or Airforce war veterans for a Santiago Sierra artwork, part of our most ambitious project to date, Project 27: 13 RoomsRead More

Thursday, November 08, 2012

 
We are currently seeking two energetic and enthusiastic interns to join the Kaldor Public Art Projects team as we work towards Kaldor Public Art Project 27: 13 Rooms (our biggest project since Christo's Wrapped Coast). We have positions available assisting both our Education Manager and our Production Manager. Read More

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

 
Acclaimed international artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla present their celebrated work Stop, Repair, Prepare: Variations on 'Ode to Joy' for a prepared Piano, for the 26th Kaldor Public Art ProjectRead More

Monday, July 02, 2012

 
For the first time since Kaldor Public Art Project 16: Beach Cells in 2007, Gregor Schneider returned to Sydney last month to install 'Basement Keller Haus u r' (Basement cellar house) 1985 - 2012 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. We caught up with him during install to ask about his practice, and his new work in the John Kaldor Family Gallery.  Read More

Thursday, April 26, 2012


With sadness, we farewell Project Parlour 25, our night time program that made it's debut as part of Kaldor Public Art Project 25: Thomas Demand's The Dailies.  Read More

Friday, April 20, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012

 
Join us for our last Parlour event on Thursday 19 April at the subterranean spaces of the CTA Club in Sydney's Martin Place. 
This free series of multi-faceted events has been booked out for weeks but come early as limited non-reserved entries will be accepted on the night.  Read More

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

 
Last week we launched our new creative night-time program Parlour in the subterranean spaces of the Commercial Travellers' Association, Sydney.  Read More

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

 
Thomas Demand and John Kaldor speak about Project 25: The Dailies at The Commercial Travellers' Association, Sydney.  Read More

Monday, April 02, 2012

 
The long weekend is the perfect time for you to come and experience Kaldor Public Art Project 25: Thomas Demand's The Dailies at The Commercial Travellers' Association. We are open Easter Saturday and Easter Monday. Read More

Thursday, March 15, 2012

 
Accompanying Project 25: Thomas Demand, The Dailies, comes the launch of our brand new night-time program PARLOUR. This creative new space is dedicated to presenting fresh interpretations of our projects through film, performance, music, creative discussions and hands-on workshops, free of charge to visitors 18+. Read More

Thursday, March 08, 2012


Own one of only 1000 limited edition catalogues created by Thomas Demand for his new Kaldor Public Art Project, The Dailies. Co-published by Kaldor Public Art Projects with MACK, London, this book has 32 pages and 16 colour plates in a large-format, leporello-bound, book with an embossed faux-leather cover.  Read More

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Kaldor Public Art Projects has a volunteer office internship position available and is also seeking volunteer invigilators to assist with Kaldor Public Art Project 25: Thomas Demand, which will be launched in March. These positions are an exciting way to become involved in groundbreaking contemporary art projects realised in Australia by international artists. Read More

Friday, December 09, 2011

  Internationally renowned German artist Thomas Demand will present the 25th Kaldor Public Art Project in March 2012. Demand will transform a unique architectural site in the centre of Sydney to present his new works and project The Dailies. This work will be the artist's first public art project working outside a museum environment.  Read More

Thursday, December 08, 2011

 
Project 18
artist Martin Boyce has won this year's Turner prize, one of the world's most prestigious art awards. The Turner Prize is awarded annually to a British artist under the age of 50, whose work is deemed innovative and important. Past winners include Damien Hirst and Anish Kapoor.  Read More

Thursday, November 10, 2011

 
John Kaldor has been invited to speak at the National Visual Arts Education Conference 2012, presenting the ideas that inform our groundbreaking education resources. The theme of the conference is Space: Space to renew, Space to experiment, Space to grow, Space for all.  Read More

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


For the last three weeks, Martin Place has been home to Michael Landy's 13-metre puzzle installation, mapping the Sydney CBD and its 200 project sites. Saturday 22 October is your last opportunity to see the puzzle complete.  Read More

Thursday, October 13, 2011


With 700 stories of kindness received from people across Sydney, an ambitious 13-metre-long jigsaw puzzle in Sydney's Martin Place, and stories of kindness on puzzle-pieces in 200 sites across city - watch how Michael Landy created his extraordinary project Acts of Kindness. Read More

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Haven't explored Michael Landy's Acts of Kindness yet? See the artist unveil the project and show you how to find the stories in the city streets. Landy discusses his 13-metre installation in lower Martin Place and explains how to use his giant map as a tool to navigate the city in search of kindness. Read More

Wednesday, September 21, 2011



In a special public event, Happiness and the City, celebrated British artist Michael Landy joined by three lively panellists to discuss the meeting points of compassion, altruism and art in the public realm. Tanveer Ahmed, Lisa Havilah and David Marr consider issues raised by the Acts of Kindness project. Read More

Monday, September 19, 2011



The 24th Kaldor Public Art Project, Michael Landy's Acts of Kindness, begins this week! See Landy's ambitious installation in lower Martin Place and 200 sites across the CBD from Friday 23 September.  Read More

Friday, September 02, 2011



We have recently uploaded fresh interviews with two past Kaldor project artists, Christo and Jeff Koons, to share with you. Watch Christo reminisce about the very first Kaldor Public Art Project, Wrapped Coast, from 1969, and see Jeff Koons speak about the multitude of decisions that go into constructing a 12.4-metre high puppy made of flowers for the 10th Kaldor Public Art Project in 1995.  Read More

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


 
Watch Michael Landy's project take shape as we release a series of short online documentary clips about Acts of Kindness. Episode 1 is now available and stay tuned to our blog, facebook or twitter to hear when future episodes are released - and don't forget to send us your story!  Read More

Tuesday, July 19, 2011



Celebrated UK artist Michael Landy announces his new work for the 24th Kaldor Public Art Project! For Acts of Kindness 2011, Landy is calling for your stories of kindness from the streets of Sydney.  Read More

Thursday, June 02, 2011



John Baldessari's Your Name in Lights launched yesterday at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam as part of Holland Festival - broadcast on live television to 1 million viewers! Kaldor Public Art Projects are proud to have realised this new work with Baldessari and now to have facilitated its second presentation in Europe. Read More

Monday, May 23, 2011



On May 21st and 22nd, the Art Gallery of NSW launched the John Kaldor Family Collection with an extraordinary weekend of over 60 talks and events. With record numbers through the door, the weekend was a celebration of contemporary art and this important gift. Read More