John remembers Christo and Jeanne-Claude

John remembers Christo and Jeanne-Claude

As we celebrate L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped This week will be an amazing turn of history as the sketches and dreams of a poor Bulgarian émigré, just arrived in Paris over 60 years ago, will be realised – with Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s final work, the monumental Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped, opening to the public on…

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Download the do it (homework) e-book

Download the do it (homework) e-book

Our do it (homework) e-book is here! A handy PDF that’s both a case study of our first digital learning program and a resource for your classroom. On Tuesday 1 December 2020, we launched the e-book with a live discussion of the do it (homework) program via Zoom, hosted by Kaldor Public Art Projects curator…

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Introducing the do it (australia) catalogue

Introducing the do it (australia) catalogue

Introducing the do it (australia) catalogue! Presented as the final instalment of Project 36, the digital catalogue documents the hundreds of extraordinary submitted by audiences in response to do it (australia). Featuring new essays by Hans Ulrich Obrist, John Kaldor and Emily Sullivan, the experimental online publication presents all 18 artist instructions alongside the creative…

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Introducing Miralda’s Five Feastables

Introducing Miralda’s Five Feastables

It’s been a year since we opened Making Art Public: 50 Years of Kaldor Public Art Projects at the Art Gallery of NSW, and to celebrate, we’re excited to share documentation of a commissioned live work by artist Miralda. Best known for his artworks combining food, colour and ritual, Catalan artist Miralda created a kaleidoscopic…

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do it (homework): A Platform for Young People to Connect

do it (homework): A Platform for Young People to Connect

do it (homework) was an 8-week creative learning program developed in direct response to Project 36: do it (australia), the organisation’s first public art project to be presented digitally. The program was delivered throughout May–August 2020 and was specially tailored for Stage 5 (Year 9–10) learners. Young people from eight schools in diverse locations across…

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Lion’s Honey: A Reader

Lion’s Honey: A Reader

We’re delighted to release the online publication Lion’s Honey: A Reader. Agatha Gothe-Snape’s Lion’s Honey was a durational performance commissioned for the exhibition Making Art Public: 50 Years of Kaldor Public Art Projects at the Art Gallery of NSW. From 7 September 2019 to 16 February 2020, Gothe-Snape and a roster of readers occupied the…

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Making the Temporary Permanent: Digitising 50 years of Public Art Archives

Making the Temporary Permanent: Digitising 50 years of Public Art Archives

Behind the scenes at Kaldor Public Art Projects, in a small room at the back of our office are an abundance of folders and boxes reaching from the floor to the ceiling. Inside the boxes we’ve collected thousands of items across our 50 year history of making 35 ground-breaking projects with Australian and international artists…

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Your Public Art Project

Your Public Art Project

Your Public Art Project offers a unique opportunity for Kaldor Public Art Projects to connect with primary and secondary schools across NSW throughout our 50th anniversary year. Our extended reach has led to rich engagements with students from Bourke, Dubbo, Parkes, Wilcannia, Western Sydney and Sydney’s Inner West. Kaldor Public Art Projects’ physical archive serves…

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Making Art Public with Michael Landy

Making Art Public with Michael Landy

Over the past year acclaimed British artist Michael Landy has been visiting the Kaldor Public Art Projects archive to delve deep into our 50-year history. Landy has drawn upon our rich collection of letters, artist sketches, photography, personal notes, press clippings and mementos to create Making Art Public: 50 Years of Kaldor Public Art Projects,…

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5 Questions with Plant Scientist Michelle Demers

5 Questions with Plant Scientist Michelle Demers

Michelle Demers is a scientific advisor and cultivator on Asad Raza’s Absorption. We spoke to Michelle about the plant-science behind Absorption, and the potential for sharing scientific concepts through art. Where and what are you studying, and what is your area of research? I am currently working on my PhD. I’m at the University of Sydney…

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