About the Explorer
Kaldor Public Art Projects Explorer highlights the projects, artists and themes from the exhibition 40 years: Kaldor Public Art Projects at the Art Gallery of NSW, 2 October 2009 – 14 February 2010.
The aim of this online resource is to provide a context for investigating and interpreting the exhibition as well as developing a greater understanding of the importance and impact of the Kaldor projects in Australia and internationally.
Audiences of all interests and backgrounds are encouraged to explore and make connections for themselves, to find answers and, importantly, to discover more questions and ideas to contemplate about contemporary art and its contexts.
Kaldor Public Art Projects Explorer has also taken into consideration the specific needs of education audiences, in particular Year 9–12 students, teachers and those studying visual arts at tertiary level. It may be used in conjunction with a visit to the exhibition or as a pre-visit or post-visit resource. It is designed to support the study of contemporary visual arts practice, within a wider art-historical and socio-political context, both locally and globally.
Connections to the Art Gallery of NSW collections have been made through direct links to Kaldor project artists or through related themes and artists for further study. Not only is the exhibition being presented here, but many Kaldor projects have strong associations with the Gallery and the John Kaldor Family Gift of some 260 contemporary works is joining this collection.
Kaldor Public Art Projects Explorer can be accessed on computer screens in the exhibition space. It will remain online after the exhibition closes as an ongoing resource for anyone anywhere to explore.
Kaldor Public Art Projects Explorer has been developed and produced by the Public Programs Department of the Art Gallery of NSW
Project commissioner: Brian Ladd, head, public programs
Website development and design: Jo M Hein
Special thanks to: