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	Image: Ellen Waugh with coloured slides from Kaldor Public Art Project 1: Christo & Jeanne Claude, Wrapped Coast – One Million Square Feet, Little Bay, Sydney, Australia, 1968–69. Photo: Michael Waite.

Living archives study sessions

Join our monthly study groups for your chance to go behind the scenes of Kaldor Public Art Projects.

Go behind the scenes of Kaldor Public Art Projects and delve into 50 years of history though rare objects, original artists’ notes, sketches, and much more!

These intimate sessions are held on the second Thursday of every month, and provide unique access to the rich repository of material in the Kaldor Public Art Projects archives. Each study group is led by experienced archivists, together with members of our Living Archives community. Focusing on a different Kaldor Public Art Project each month, they reveal the people and stories behind the archival objects, and examine the lasting legacy of temporary art projects.

Please note that some of these sessions will be filmed or photographed for archival and promotional purposes. If you do not consent to filming, please let our staff know upon arrival.

Image: Ellen Waugh with coloured slides from Kaldor Public Art Project 1: Christo & Jeanne Claude, Wrapped Coast – One Million Square Feet, Little Bay, Sydney, Australia, 1968–69.
Photo: Michael Waite.

Thursdays 10.30am
12 September, 10 October, 14 November, 12 December 2019
16 January, 13 February 2020

Free, bookings required

Book tickets via qtix

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Study room

Related exhibition: Making art public

Christo and Jeanne-Claude

This month, we open up the archives box from Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s pioneering work, Wrapped Coast – One Million Square Feet, Little Bay, Sydney, Australia, 1968–69. The session will be led by Kaldor Public Art Projects archivist Alice Desmond, with Head of the National Art Archive at the Art Gallery of NSW, Steven Miller, and will feature a special guest speaker from our Living Archives community.

 

Thursday 12 September 2019 10:30am – 12pm

Jonathan Jones

This month, we open up the archives box from Jonathan Jones landmark 2016 work, barrangal dyara (skin and bones). The session will be led by Kaldor Public Art Projects archivist Alice Desmond, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collection Archivist from the Art Gallery of NSW, Eve Chaloupka, and will feature a special guest from our Living Archives community.

 

Thursday 10 October 2019 10:30am – 12pm

Marina Abramović BOOKED OUT

This month, we open up the archives box from the remarkable 30th project, Marina Abramović, In Residence, 2015. The session will be led by our two archivists – Alice Desmond from Kaldor Public Art Projects and Claire Eggleston from the Art Gallery of NSW – and will feature a special guest from our Living Archives community

 

Thursday 14 November 2019 10:30am – 12pm
BOOKED OUT

Sol LeWitt

This month, we open up two very special archives boxes from our projects with pioneering US conceptual artist, Sol LeWitt, 1977 and 1998. The session will be led by Kaldor Public Art Projects archivist Alice Desmond with Visual Resources Librarian from the Art Gallery of NSW, Eric Riddler, and will feature a special guest from our Living Archives community.

 

Thursday 12 December 2019 10:30am – 12pm

Charlotte Moorman and Nam June Paik

This month, we open up the archives box from Kaldor Public Art Project 5: Charlotte Moorman and Nam June Paik, Moorman + Paik, 1976. The session will be led by one member of the Kaldor Public Art Projects team, with one of the archivists from the Art Gallery of NSW, and will feature a special guest from our Living Archives community.

 

Thursday 16 January 2020 10:30am – 12pm

Jeff Koons BOOKED OUT

This month, we open up the archives box from the much-loved Jeff Koons Puppy 1995, which was Kaldor Public Art Project 10. The session will be led by one member of the Kaldor Public Art Projects team, with Head of the National Art Archive at the Art Gallery of NSW, Steven Miller, and will feature a special guest from our Living Archives community.

 

Thursday 13 February 2020 10:30am – 12pm
BOOKED OUT