Communications Council hosts viewing of the John Kaldor Contemporary Art Collection at the Art Gallery of New South Wales on August 16
John Kaldor Wing of the Art Gallery of New South Wales on 16 August.
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:
Date & Time
Tuesday 16 August 2011, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Road, The Domain
Sydney NSW 2000
Member: $33 (inc GST)
Non Member: $55 (inc GST)
Contact Tully Firbank by email
or phone 02 8297 3800