Digitising the Kaldor Public Art Projects Archive

A new ARC Linkage Project grant of $110,986 awarded to a research team led by Professor John Potts at Macquarie University, aims to theorise and document the creation of a permanent record of the development of public art in Australia through the digitisation of the Kaldor Public Art Projects (KPAP) archive.

Over five decades KPAP has created innovative, ground-breaking public art projects, beginning in 1969 with Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Wrapped Coast at Sydney’s Little Bay, which was the first large-scale public art project presented anywhere in the world.  Although temporary, KPAP supported artworks like this have left a cultural permanence in the Australian art landscape. Digitising the archive will make it widely available to researchers and to the public and will cement this cultural legacy. 

Image: Keff Koons’ Puppy was the 10th of the Kaldor Public Art Projects. 
Credit: Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Original Published Date: 
Thursday, June 14, 2018