The Living Archives project animates the Kaldor Public Art Projects archives with the memories of those who experienced our projects firsthand. These memories provide a rare glimpse into our history through the eyes of visitors, artists, teachers, art lovers and students.
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“It some ways it looked very simple, in other ways it looked very complex. Sometimes it looked like an alpine scene, at other times it looked like a cascading waterfall. It just seemed to have different moods, the play of shadows and light across it was amazing. It really had a living presence about it.”
“I was going with John to see Waverley Council… [Schneider] thought he could plonk this thing on Bondi anywhere, he didn’t realise sometimes Bondi gets these massive waves and so forth.
The other thing was with the beach runners, they were very difficult to deal with. We had to make this distance for them between the wall and the artwork so that they weren’t interrupted, they wouldn’t run around it.…That was a fascinating job, it really was.”
“There’s so much potential in art, and people are free to do anything now.”
“We would see them on a daily basis, and often host client dinners in our loft for them, and also go with them to client dinners out. They would eat out every night as an opportunity to get together with clients or visiting people in New York. It was always work, every waking moment.”