Tuesday, December 01, 2020

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.
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Thursday, October 01, 2020

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. Read More

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

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.  Read More

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Watch the full video recording of our live event Interview Marathon – do it (australia)Read More

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

We’re delighted to release the online publication Lion’s Honey: A ReaderRead More

Monday, June 01, 2020
Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Today we launch Project 36: do it (australia) with a new website designed to display instructions contributed by each of the commissioned artists. Read More

Thursday, May 07, 2020

Kaldor Public Art Projects has announced its 36th project, which launches in partnership with London’s Serpentine Galleries, Independent Curators International and Google Arts & Culture this week. Together the global partners will premiere 50 new artworks designed to inspire creativity during lockdown periods.  Read More

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

We're delighted to launch our new publication Making Art Public, Kaldor Public Art Projects, 1969–2019Read More

Tuesday, December 03, 2019
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Congratulations to the following NSW Department of Education Stage 6 Visual Arts teachers, who have been selected from across Sydney and NSW to participate in our exciting professional development opportunity in partnership with The Arts Unit. Read More

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

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 in public spaces.  Read More

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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. Read More

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

50 years of Kaldor Public Art Projects are reimagined in new survey exhibition by Michael Landy Read More

Monday, July 08, 2019

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.  Read More

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Collective memory is the basis of a new project that brings 50 years of temporary artworks back to life  Read More

Thursday, May 16, 2019

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. Read More

Wednesday, May 01, 2019
Thursday, April 25, 2019

Ivey Wawn is one of nine artistic collaborators who Asad Raza has invited to contribute to his work Absorption at the Clothing Store. Ivey has been a long-term Kaldor Public Art Projects contributor, having performed for Project 29: Tino Sehgal in 2014, and collaborated as part of Project 31: Xavier Le Roy in 2015. We spoke with Ivey about her new work Surfacing, which will be performed on Thursday 9 May 2019Read More

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Kaldor Public Art Projects and Carriageworks today announced the names of the artistic and scientific collaborators who will take part in Kaldor Public Art Project 34, Absorption, by Asad RazaRead More

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Last month we announced our next major project would be created by artist Asad Raza. Hailing from Buffalo, New York, Raza divides his time between New York City and Germany, creating artworks that move between disciplines and draw upon collaborations with artist-friends and family members. We sat down with Raza to find out more about his art practice, past works, and what he has planned for Project 34. Read More

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Kaldor Public Art Projects is offering a unique internship opportunity within the Education and Public Programs department in our 50th anniversary year. Interested candidates from all disciplines, ages and abilities are welcome to apply.  Read More

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Kaldor Public Art Projects and Carriageworks today announced Asad Raza  will create Kaldor Public Art Project 34, a new work presented free to the public from 3 until 19 May 2019. The project represents the first time the New York-based artist has presented his work in Australia.  Read More

Friday, January 18, 2019

When Christo and Jeanne-Claude wrapped 2.5 kilometres of Sydney’s coastline with one million square feet of fabric, not only was it the largest artwork at that time in the world, but it was the first time an international artist had create a major public artwork in Australia. Read More

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

On October 24 2018, Kaldor Public Art Projects presented ALL SCHOOLS SHOULD BE ART SCHOOLS, a one-day symposium for art education professionals in partnership with UNSW Art & Design. Representatives from the NSW government sector, schools, nation-wide universities and major regional and metropolitan institutions in NSW, ACT and VIC attended the event. Speakers and attendees engaged in critical discussion on the importance of creative learning, with a focus on primary and secondary schools, and institutions for arts and culture. Read More

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

We're thrilled to be celebrating 50 years of groundbreaking public art projects in Australia in 2019. With so many exciting things in store for next year, we've been taking the time to reflect on our history by delving deep into the Kaldor Public Art Projects archive.  Read More

Thursday, August 09, 2018

MANDAANG GUWU (thank you) to everyone who has contributed gawuraa (feathers) to the giran gulbanha (wind philosophy) project. Read More

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Finches are small birds, about 10cm long, that feed on grasses and seeds. They are found all around Australia, with many being endemic.  Read More

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Often birds come together and fly in united flocks, performing extraordinary aerial acrobatics as one. Although not completely understood, it’s generally accepted that flocking birds benefit through cooperating with food hunting, that they exchange information and have greater protection from predators as a group. Read More

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Australia is often referred to as the land of parrots. We have more than 56 species of parrots, from the smallest, the double-eyed fig parrot (Cyclopsitta diophthalma), to the largest, the palm cockatoo (Probosciger aterrimus).  Read More

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Many Aboriginal creation stories across Australia will tell you that birds are connected to the spreading of fire. Often cheeky birds would steal fire and accidentally drop it as they fled, inadvertently gifting it to everyone.  Read More

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Commonly known as the budgie, the budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) is a small seed-eating parrot endemic to Australia. They are around 18cm long and are green and yellow to blend in with the arid regions of Australia.  Read More

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Bill Gammage describes galahs (Eolophus roseicapilla) as the ‘great adaptors’, showing through his work that galahs have capitalised on the pastoralisation of Australia. Read More

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Have you ever experienced an artwork in virtual reality? We're excited to share our first project available in VR: Anri Sala's The Last ResortRead More

Thursday, June 28, 2018

How can we support visual arts education, inside and out of the classroom? Kaldor Public Art Projects has been working closely with the NSW Department of Education to explore this question and to keep improving our school programs and resources.  Read More

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Many names for Australia’s birds are in fact Aboriginal names for birds. For instance, when you say galah (Eolophus roseicapilla), you are using a Wiradjuri word spelt gilaa. Read More

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

It’s important to know the difference between a native noisy miner (Manorina melanocephala) and the introduced common myna (Acridotheres tristis).  Read More

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

The Superb Lyrebird (Menura novaehollandiae) is named for its extraordinary ability to mimic sounds. From the calls of other birds to motorbikes and chainsaws, they create songs that reflect their local environment. Songs are vitally important to the lyrebird, so much so that they start singing while still in the egg.  Read More

Thursday, May 31, 2018

In Sydney Harbour a number of fairy or little penguin (Eudyptula minor) colonies are still holding on. They are the smallest penguin species in the world, reaching about 30cm in height. Several protected fairy penguin rockeries are dotted around the harbour. Read More

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Flying in between the skyscrapers of the Sydney CBD is the peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus). Known to be living within our cityscape, they often feed on feral pigeons (Columba livia domestica).  Read More

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Like many other migratory animals, we still don’t know how birds navigate during their long migrations.
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Tuesday, May 01, 2018

In Australia we have a number of introduced bird species, including feral pigeons (Columba livia domestica), the house sparrow (Passer domesticus) and the common myna (Acridotheres tristis), sometimes called the Indian myna. Many of these introduced birds compete not just with native birds but with all native animals, creating a number of problems.  Read More

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Over the coming weeks artist Jonathan Jones will be writing a series of guest posts on all things native Australian birds, touching on their importance, the issues they face and what we can learn from them. Jones' upcoming artwork for the 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art requires thousands of native Australian bird feathers, which he needs your help to findRead More

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Anri Sala's The Last Resort has journeyed through wind and waves to reach Marian Goodman Gallery in New York, where it is now on display alongside Sala's latest works of video and sculpture. Read More

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Kaldor Public Art Projects is offering an internship position with our Artistic Programs team to support research and planning for the 50th anniversary of Kaldor Public Art Projects in 2019.  Read More