Communications Council hosts viewing of the John Kaldor Contemporary Art Collection at the Art Gallery of New South Wales on August 16

your name in lights.jpgThe Communications Council is inviting the marketing community to a private viewing of the
John Kaldor Wing of the Art Gallery of New South Wales on 16 August.

Founder and director, John Kaldor, will discuss his contemporary art donation to the gallery and the longstanding friendships with artists that have allowed him to build his impressive collection.

Assembled over 50 years of collecting and arts patronage, the collection comprises of 200 works by some of the most renowned contemporary artists, including Robert Rauschenberg, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Sol LeWitt, Richard Long, Jeff Koons, Bill Viola and Ugo Rondinone.

Taking up over 3300 square meters, with the inclusion of the Kaldor Collection, the NSW Gallery now holds Australia's most comprehensive representation of contemporary art from the 1960s to the present day.

John Kaldor's patronage involves multiple arts schemes, including the 1969 established Kaldor Public Art Projects.  Working directly with artists and their studios, there have been 23 of these to date, all greatly enriching Australia's public experience in the art of our time. The most ambitious and wonderfully realised first project was Christo and Jeanne-Claude's Wrapped Coast - One Million Square Feet, Little Bay, Sydney, Australia 1968-69 which covered 2.5 kilometres of Sydney's coastline at Little Bay.
 
The most recent project was John Baldessari's Your name in lights , a highlight of the 2011 Sydney Festival.
 
Vital viewing details
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Date & Time
Tuesday 16 August 2011,  6:30pm - 9:00pm
 
Venue:
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Road, The Domain
Sydney NSW 2000
 
Bookings:
Member: $33 (inc GST)
Non Member: $55 (inc GST)
 
Enquiries:
Contact Tully Firbank by email

or phone 02 8297 3800


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