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Kaldor Public Art Projects

Kaldor Public Art Projects

Kaldor Public Art Projects has played a critical part in Australia’s contemporary art history starting with the first project in 1969, Wrapped Coast, by Christo and Jeanne-Claude.

Almost 50 years later, Kaldor Public Art Projects continues to bring ground breaking contemporary international artists to Australia to create unique and often site-specific works that are free to the public.

Kaldor Public Art Projects has completed over 33 projects with artists such as Gilbert and George, Jeff Koon and Bill Viola, Damian Hurst, John Baldessari, Michael Landy, Roman Ondak, Marina Abramovic and Jonathan Jones.

The Balnaves Foundation has supported the core operations of Kaldor Public Art Projects since 2008, ensuring these exciting projects become a reality and remain free to the public.

Find out more about Kaldor Public Art Projects here.  


Photo Gallery
Barrangal Dyara (Skin and Bones) by Jonathan Jones - Project 32 Kaldor Public Art Projects
Jonathan Jones' Barrangal Dyara (Skin and Bones)
Xavier Le Roy's "Self Unfinished"
Video and Audio Gallery

Title : Kaldor projects looks at sound as a medium

Oct 11, 2017

 Anri Sala - Kaldor Public Art Projects 2017 - Arts Hub written by Gina Fairley

Title : Fruit bats inspire an upside-down art installation on Observatory Hill

Oct 11, 2017

 Anri Sala - Kaldor Public Art Projects - Wentworth Courier written by Jacqui Taffel

Title : It's Mozart, but not as we know him

Oct 3, 2017

 Anri Sala - Kaldor Public Art Projects 2017 - The Australian written by Matthew Westwood

Title : Le Roy's confronting show at Carriageworks sees nude dancers turn into lions - SMH

Nov 20, 2015

In 1984 the Tate Gallery in London held an exhibition called Have You Seen Sculpture from the Body? that put apparently abstract sculpture alongside photographs of nude models in motion. I thought of that obscure but innovative show last week when I visited Carriageworks for a rehearsal of Xavier Le Roy's Temporary Title – an event that uses actual bodies as sculptural material.

Title : Xavier Le Roy on performing naked: Everybody is the same but different - The Gaurdian

Nov 18, 2015

The French biologist turned choreographer on media fascination with his story and his new six-hour public ‘exhibition’ in Sydney, performed in the nude.


Feb 16, 2015

Kaldor Public Art Projects presents transformative audience experience with iconic artist Marina Abramovic over 12 days in Sydney from 24 June until 5 July 2015.

Title : Marina Abramovic and John Kaldor create new performance artwork for Sydney - SMH

Nov 19, 2014

Marina Abramovic has whipped, cut and burnt herself and almost lost her life during her artistic career. 

Title : Your Very Good Idea - Congratulations Jonathan Jones

Oct 3, 2014



YOUR VERY GOOD IDEA - Congratulations Jonathan Jones! from Kaldor Public Art Projects on Vimeo.

Title : Jonathan Jones wins Kaldor Public Art Project - SMH

Sep 11, 2014

 Jonathan Jones wins Kaldor Public Art Project competition with 'ghost' of Garden Palace.

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