The Kaldor Public Art Projects archive is a rich repository that tells the story of 50 years of making art public.

Since 1969, our 35 temporary projects in public spaces have had a profound impact on Australians’ experience of contemporary art. Our vast archive reveals the process of realising large-scale public art projects and includes correspondence, artworks, photographs, plans, models, negotiations with public authorities over sites, documentation of logistics and production processes, planning of public and educational programs, as well as reviews and criticism.



As each of the past Kaldor Public Art Projects has been temporary, the digitisation of our archive and the creation of this website establishes a lasting resource about five decades of public art in Australia.

This project is supported under Australian Research Council’s Linkage Projects funding scheme (LP170101175), project title: Digitising the Kaldor Public Art Projects Archive.

The project has been supported by the Faculty of Arts, Macquarie University, and School of Art & Design, UNSW with KPAP as industry partner.
Website design: Peter Heery, Inzen Pty Ltd.



Kaldor Public Art Projects seeks to maximise access to our archives. There are approximately 20,000 digitised documents and objects in our collection and we are dedicated to making as much of the collection available online as possible. Some records have been redacted or withheld from online publication. Access to restricted materials may be granted to researchers, on request.

We are committed to ongoing research and scholarship to update and improve the information on this website. If you have more information about items in the archive or believe there is any inaccuracy, please contact archives@kaldorartprojects.org.au.



This website includes content where the copyright is not held by Kaldor Public Art Projects. Except as permitted by copyright law (e.g. for the purposes of research and study), you may not reproduce or communicate any of the content on this website without the permission of the copyright owner. If you believe content for which you are the rightsholder has been made available without permission you may send a takedown request to archives@kaldorartprojects.org.au.



Researchers may request an appointment to view our archives, which are held onsite at the KPAP office, located at the Sydney College of the Arts in Lilyfield, NSW.



Enquiries, including reproduction requests and requests for high resolution images, may be directed to archives@kaldorartprojects.org.au.