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Shaun Gladwell        Patricia Piccinini        Daniel von Sturmer  
Three major contemporary artists, all of whom have represented Australia at the Venice Biennale, create work for schools in the 2008 MOVE project

MOVE: Video art in schools
Launches 9 September, 5.30pm
Art Gallery of NSW

John Kaldor one of Australia’s most significant collectors of contemporary art and benefactors, gifting his collection to the Art Gallery of NSW earlier this year, has extended his passion to the field of education. He is well-known for establishing and maintaining long-term relationships with both national and international artists and bringing groundbreaking international art installations to the Australian public.

Kaldor was inspired to create an innovative teachers’ resource when he saw a group of children engaging with a Richard Long sculpture in Tate Britain, London. He was so taken with their response that he wanted to do more, hence he established MOVE: Video art in schools in 2007.

It is through Kaldor’s relationship with Shaun Gladwell and Patricia Piccinini and Daniel von Sturmer that students have direct access in their classrooms to the most exciting video art being created in this country: The aim to inspire future generations. 

On 9 September he launches the 2008 MOVE: Video Art in schools project at the Art Gallery of NSW. This is the second in a three part DVD box set of 12 video art works by leading Australian artists. In collaboration with NSW Dept of Education & Training and the Art Gallery of NSW the set includes the video works and supporting material for teachers and students required for syllabus.

Video art is recognised as one of the most popular art forms for students, being the most familiar in our contemporary world, yet it is the most challenging to teach. This project, begun last year in NSW only, was well received in the classroom and so stage two will be launched nationally.

John Kaldor says: “With the recent national review of visual education whereby the federal government affirms the importance of visual education for all children. I am delighted to extend the MOVE project beyond NSW and encourage interactive partnership with students and leading artists with the aim to inspire our future generations.”

This project will be launched by Michael Coutts-Trotter, Director General of the NSW Department of Education & Training. Artists, John Kaldor, and teachers will be present.
9 September, 5.30pm at the Domain Theatre, Art Gallery of NSW Sydney

Media information
Claire Martin, Media Relations Manager Art Gallery of NSW tel 02 9225 1734 or 0414 437 588 or email

Please note:
Kaldor Art Projects and the NSW Dept Education & Training have borne all costs of the MOVE project with assistance from The Balnaves Foundation, Art Gallery of NSW, Deloitte and UBS

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Image Credits: Shaun Gladwell Blue & White Linework Composition 2008 video still, courtesy the artist & Anna Schwartz Gallery, Australia