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
Project coordinators and writers: George Alexander, coordinator of contemporary art programs, and Tristan Sharp, senior coordinator of education programs, Art Gallery of NSW, with contributions from Sharon Tofler, Michelle Perry and Nelia Justo, Gallery educators

Website development and design: Jo M Hein
Website construction: Jonathan Cooper
Graphic design: Analiese Cairis
Editing: Kirsten Tilgals
Copyright: Michelle Andringa, Donna Brett

Special thanks to:
John Kaldor, Sophie Forbat and Adam Free, Kaldor Public Art Projects
Anthony Bond, assistant director, curatorial services, Art Gallery of NSW
All the Kaldor Public Art Project artists