Three major new artworks by Kaldor Public Art Projects will delight Sydneysiders over the next three years. The City of Sydney will support the organisation – known for attracting major overseas artists to create large-scale, groundbreaking art projects around Australia – by providing up to $300,000 for a triple program of new installations.
For more than 40 years, Mr Kaldor has been identifying the best contemporary art on the international scene, enticing artists to work here in Australia, and making the most of our unique urban landscape.These projects aim to confirm Sydney’s place on the world map as a city committed to showcasing inspiring, large-scale public artworks.
Mr Kaldor said his organisation aimed to continue to present new art projects of international significance in Australia, saying:
I’m grateful for the support of the City of Sydney. Such partnerships will definitely expand the audience for the arts.
John Kaldor has engaged and excited Sydney residents and visitors for decades, starting in 1969 with Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s famous Wrapped Coast, Little Bay, an early example of his passion for unusual sites. In 2011, the not-for-profit organisation brought Michael Landy’s innovative installation ‘Acts of Kindness’ to Sydney for the City’s annual public art festival, Art & About Sydney.
Kaldor Public Art Projects’ most recent coup was the hugely popular ‘13 Rooms’ at Walsh Bay, brought together 13 famous artists and more than 100 performers to present a group exhibition of ‘living sculpture’ within 13 purpose-built rooms. Almost 30,000 Sydneysiders visited Pier 2/3 throughout the 11-day exhibition.
In addition to public art projects, Kaldor Public Art Projects also undertakes education programs for primary, secondary and tertiary schools, as well as members of the public.