Kaldor Public Art Projects works collaboratively with government and professional organisations to develop and support resources for primary, secondary and tertiary education, both public and private, around Australia. Our mission in education is to develop readily accessible and relevant programs for schools and tertiary institutions, combining the highest standards in education and contemporary art practice and creating innovative materials that inspire the imagination.
Kaldor Public Art Projects’ core belief is that learning about contemporary art encourages creativity and can also provide engaging avenues to literacy and numeracy in the classroom. Using new, immersive technologies provides an ideal medium for art education, allowing students to interactively explore and discover for themselves. Changing the traditional teacher-led learning paradigm, these technologies provide a new pedagogical approach and bring art making, project documentation and archives to life.
Five key goals define our approach to education:
collaboratively develop resources and programs that encourage engagement with contemporary art across all ages in Australia.
encourage and champion new interactive technologies in the teaching of contemporary art.
- provide teachers with professional development support for our resources.
encourage school excursions to visit our public art projects as they happen.
provide new opportunities and education audiences for artists.
Find out about our secondary school resource Move: Video art in schools or our primary school initiatives Move primary: Art in motion, InTouch: Contemporary art in schools and Public art teaching excellence.
With support from: Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of South Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Western Australia
image above: artist Shaun Gladwell speaks to students at Queensland College of Art, Brisbane.