LEARNING RESOURCES

Kaldor Public Art Projects is committed to providing opportunities for students and teachers to engage with groundbreaking contemporary art.

Learning resources are available for each of our projects, from 1969 to the present, spanning artforms and themes such as Aboriginal culture and language, artistic collaboration, audience participation, site-specific installation, performance art and video.

Browse the full range of free learning resources below, or customise your search by project, by resource type or by theme.

FUTURE CURATORS

VIDEO

James Gatt on conversations with artists, and why curating is about being invisible.

FUTURE CURATORS

VIDEO

Talia Smith on her intuitive process, and how she is inspired by strong women of colour in the international art world.

FUTURE CURATORS

VIDEO

Micheal Do on curating across different contexts, and why he doesn’t like to fully define his role.

FUTURE CURATORS

VIDEO

Emily Sullivan introduces the Kaldor Public Art Projects archive, and what it means to bring the archive to new audiences online.

PROJECT 36: do it (australia)
PROJECT 36: do it (australia)

ACTIVITY

Learn about conceptual art through hands-on activities and prompts for discussion.

do it (homework) learning program
(Stage 5)

Set of 3 class activities

PROJECT 36: do it (australia)
PROJECT 36: do it (australia)

ACTIVITY

Follow our do it (homework) Extension Program to create a collaborative instruction-based artwork.

do it (homework) learning program
(Stage 5)

Set of 2 extension workshops

PROJECT 36: do it (australia)
PROJECT 36: do it (australia)

TEACHING RESOURCE

do it (homework) was our first distance learning program, designed to foster collaboration during the COVID-19 period.

Read more about the program, and reflect on the challenges and benefits of online creative learning, with our downloadable e-book.

PROJECT 35: Making Art Public
PROJECT 35: Making Art Public

AUDIO

Hear from artist Michael Landy, in conversation with curator Nicholas Chambers, on the process of bringing together the landmark exhibition Making Art Public: 50 years of Kaldor Public Art Projects.

YOUR PUBLIC ART PROJECT
YOUR PUBLIC ART PROJECT

INTERACTIVE

Experience public art created by students across NSW, through this exciting interactive e-resource, produced in partnership with The Arts Unit, NSW Department of Education.

PROJECT 35: Making Art Public

VIDEO

Celebrating 50 Years of Kaldor Public Art Projects

KALDOR PUBLIC ART PROJECTS 1969-2020
KALDOR PUBLIC ART PROJECTS 1969-2020

Teaching notes

These teaching notes are designed to accompany the slideshow Kaldor Public Art Projects 1969-2020.

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KALDOR PUBLIC ART PROJECTS 1969-2020
KALDOR PUBLIC ART PROJECTS 1969-2020

SLIDESHOW

A visual introduction to 51 years of groundbreaking public art projects.

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PROJECT 35: Making Art Public

VIDEO

Behind the landmark exhibition Making Art Public: 50 Years of Kaldor Public Art Projects, 2019, at the Art Gallery of NSW.

PROJECT 35: Making Art Public

VIDEO

Agatha Gothe-Snape discusses the process of creating the new performance work, Lion’s Honey, in celebration of Kaldor Public Art Projects’ 50th anniversary.

PROJECT 35: Making Art Public

VIDEO

Michael Landy on bringing together the landmark exhibition Making Art Public: 50 Years of Kaldor Public Art Projects, 2019, at the Art Gallery of NSW.

PROJECT 35: Making Art Public

VIDEO

Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Wrapped Coast, 50 years

PROJECT 35: Making Art Public
PROJECT 35: Making Art Public

AUDIO

Hear from the people who shaped 50 years of Kaldor Public Art Projects through the Living Archives Story Swap, with host Chris Taylor.

PROJECT 34: ASAD RAZA

VIDEO

Introduction to Asad Raza’s Absorption, 2019

PROJECT 34: ASAD RAZA
PROJECT 34: ASAD RAZA

FACT SHEET

Find key facts, images and overview of Asad Raza’s Absorption, presented at The Clothing Store, Carriageworks, Sydney, in 2019.

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PROJECT 34: ASAD RAZA
PROJECT 34: ASAD RAZA

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY BOOKLET

Meet the hidden characters of the soil in this beautiful children’s activity booklet for Asad Raza’s Absorption, illustrated by Aviva Reed.

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PROJECT 34: ASAD RAZA
PROJECT 34: ASAD RAZA

EDUCATION KIT

Look closely at Asad Raza’s Absorption, and reflect on the complex living world of the soil beneath our feet.

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PROJECT 33: ANRI SALA

INTERACTIVE

Experience Anri Sala’s The Last Resort in a 360-degree video, produced in partnership with the NSW Department of Education.

PROJECT 33: ANRI SALA
PROJECT 33: ANRI SALA

FACT SHEET

Find key facts, images and overview of Anri Sala’s sound and sculpture installation, The Last Resort, Observatory Hill, Sydney, 2017.

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PROJECT 33: ANRI SALA
PROJECT 33: ANRI SALA

EDUCATION KIT

Take an in-depth look at Anri Sala’s The Last Resort, and the artist’s use of sound and sculpture to explore themes of language, loss and dislocation.

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PROJECT 33: ANRI SALA

VIDEO

Introduction to Anri Sala’s The Last Resort, 2017

PROJECT 33: ANRI SALA

VIDEO

Anri Sala, The Last Resort, 2017

Episode 1: The Enlightenment

PROJECT 33: ANRI SALA

VIDEO

Anri Sala, The Last Resort, 2017

Episode 2: The site

PROJECT 33: ANRI SALA
PROJECT 33: ANRI SALA

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY BOOKLET

Explore Anri Sala’s The Last Resort and spark your imagination with this fun children’s activity booklet.

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PROJECT 33: ANRI SALA
PROJECT 33: ANRI SALA

AUDIO

Revisit Anri Sala’s The Last Resort through this detailed audio described tour.

PROJECT 33: ANRI SALA

VIDEO

Anri Sala, The Last Resort, 2017

Episode 4: Experiencing the work

PROJECT 33: ANRI SALA

VIDEO

Anri Sala, The Last Resort, 2017

Episode 3: The drums

ALL SCHOOLS SHOULD BE ART SCHOOLS
ALL SCHOOLS SHOULD BE ART SCHOOLS

TEACHING RESOURCE

Set of 3 posters for the classroom, featuring a participatory activity designed by artist Agatha Gothe-Snape, for the 2018 symposium on art education, ALL SCHOOLS SHOULD BE ART SCHOOLS.

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PROJECT 32: JONATHAN JONES
PROJECT 32: JONATHAN JONES

EDUCATION KIT

Engage with the themes of Jonathan Jones’ barrangal dyara (skin and bones), and trace the project’s connections with the histories, languages and cultural practices of south-east Aboriginal communities.

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PROJECT 32: JONATHAN JONES
PROJECT 32: JONATHAN JONES

FACT SHEET

Find key facts, images and overview of Jonathan Jones’ vast installation, barrangal dyara (skin and bones), at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney in 2016.

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PROJECT 32: JONATHAN JONES

VIDEO

Jonathan Jones’ barrangal dyara (skin and bones) at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, 2016

Episode 1: Gadigal Land

PROJECT 32: JONATHAN JONES

VIDEO

Jonathan Jones’ barrangal dyara (skin and bones) at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, 2016

Episode 2: The Garden Palace and the Fire

PROJECT 32: JONATHAN JONES

VIDEO

Jonathan Jones’ barrangal dyara (skin and bones) at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, 2016

Episode 3: Grasslands

PROJECT 32: JONATHAN JONES

VIDEO

Jonathan Jones’ barrangal dyara (skin and bones) at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, 2016

Episode 4: Shields

PROJECT 32: JONATHAN JONES

VIDEO

Jonathan Jones’ barrangal dyara (skin and bones) at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, 2016

Episode 5: Language

PROJECT 32: JONATHAN JONES
PROJECT 32: JONATHAN JONES

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY BOOKLET

Learn about the lost Garden Palace and its connections to Aboriginal history and culture with this children’s activity booklet.

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PROJECT 31: XAVIER LE ROY
PROJECT 31: XAVIER LE ROY

FACT SHEET

Find key facts, images and project overview of choreographer Xavier Le Roy’s Temporary Title, 2015, presented at Carriageworks, Sydney.

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PROJECT 30: MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ

VIDEO

Marina Abramović, In Residence at Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay, Sydney, 2015

Episode 2

PROJECT 30: MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ

VIDEO

Marina Abramović, In Residence at Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay, Sydney, 2015

Episode 3

PROJECT 30: MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ

VIDEO

Marina Abramović Rice Counting Exercise, with animated drawings by Arianna Vairo, produced by Marina Abramović Institute

PROJECT 30: MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ

VIDEO

Marina Abramović, In Residence at Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay, Sydney, 2015

Episode 1

PROJECT 30: MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ
PROJECT 30: MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ

FACT SHEET

Find key facts, images and project overview of Marina Abramović, In Residence, presented at Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay, Sydney, 2015.

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PROJECT 30: MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ
PROJECT 30: MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ

EDUCATION KIT

Take an in-depth look at the practice of Marina Abramović, and the context of performance, immateriality and duration in visual art. This kit includes a comprehensive set of questions and activities, designed to trigger ideas, debate, research and artmaking.

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PROJECT 29: TINO SEHGAL
PROJECT 29: TINO SEHGAL

EDUCATION KIT

As Tino Sehgal’s work is intended to leave no material traces, this kit is designed as a brief list of references and links to further resources.

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PROJECT 29: TINO SEHGAL
PROJECT 29: TINO SEHGAL

FACT SHEET

Find key facts and overview of Tino Sehgal’s This is so contemporary, presented at the Art Gallery of NSW in 2014.

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PROJECT 28: ROMAN ONDAK
PROJECT 28: ROMAN ONDAK

EDUCATION KIT

Look closely at the work of Roman Ondak, and examine the shifting role of the audience in participatory art.

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PROJECT 28: ROMAN ONDAK
PROJECT 28: ROMAN ONDAK

FACT SHEET

Find key facts, images and overview of Roman Ondak’s trio of participatory works, presented in Parramatta in 2014.

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PROJECT 28: ROMAN ONDAK

VIDEO

Roman Ondak’s Measuring the Universe, Swap and Terrace, Parramatta Town Hall, 2014

PROJECT 27: 13 ROOMS

VIDEO

13 Rooms at Pier 2/3 Walsh Bay, Sydney, 2013

Episode 1

PROJECT 27: 13 ROOMS

VIDEO

13 Rooms at Pier 2/3 Walsh Bay, Sydney, 2013

Episode 3

PROJECT 27: 13 ROOMS

VIDEO

13 Rooms at Pier 2/3 Walsh Bay, Sydney, 2013

Episode 2

PROJECT 27: 13 ROOMS
PROJECT 27: 13 ROOMS

FACT SHEET

Find key facts, images and overview of the groundbreaking exhibition 13 Rooms, presented at Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay, Sydney, 2013.

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PROJECT 27: 13 ROOMS

VIDEO

13 Rooms at Pier 2/3 Walsh Bay, Sydney, 2013

Episode 4

PROJECT 27: 13 ROOMS
PROJECT 27: 13 ROOMS

EDUCATION KIT

Encounter the ideas, curators and artists behind the groundbreaking exhibition 13 Rooms, and delve into themes of endurance, participation, social relations and the gaze.

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PROJECT 27: 13 ROOMS

VIDEO

Introduction to Kaldor Public Art Project 27: 13 Rooms at Pier 2/3 Walsh Bay, Sydney, 2013

PROJECT 26: ALLORA & CALZADILLA
PROJECT 26: ALLORA & CALZADILLA

FACT SHEET

Find key facts, images and overview of Allora & Calzadilla’s Stop, Repair, Prepare, presented at the State Library of Victoria in 2012.

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