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Uncle Charles Madden
Elder from Gadigal country


In a time of global lockdown, Kaldor Public Art Project 36: do it (australia) invited audiences to follow an artist’s instructions, enter their world and realise an artwork of their own.

This catalogue takes the hundreds of extraordinary responses created by audiences at home and presents them as the final instalment of do it (australia).

The catalogue was edited by Monique Leslie Watkins and designed by Alexander Tanazefti.

do it (australia) was co-curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and John Kaldor, with Emily Sullivan (Curator) and Monique Leslie Watkins.

Register to order a limited-edition do it (australia) print publication, coming soon.


  • Foreword
    John Kaldor
  • do it
    Hans Ulrich Obrist
  • Strange kitchen rituals, flickering images and wishing in earnest
    Emily Sullivan


  • Rafael Bonachela
  • Lauren Brincat
  • Megan Cope
  • Brian Fuata
  • Dale Harding
  • Saskia Havekes
  • Amrita Hepi
  • Julia Jacklin
  • Jonathan Jones
  • Janet Laurence
  • Ian Milliss
  • Tracey Moffatt
  • Glenn Murcutt
  • Gerald Murnane
  • nova Milne
  • Khaled Sabsabi
  • Latai Taumoepeau
  • Thom van Dooren


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Bloomberg Philanthropies is committed to supporting cultural institutions and empowering artists across the physical and digital worlds. Kaldor Public Art Projects is grateful to Bloomberg Philanthropies for its support of this project, the tenth commission generously supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Kaldor Public Art Projects is proud that do it (australia) is supported by founding patrons The Balnaves Foundation and Naomi Milgrom Foundation. Their long-term support has allowed Kaldor Public Art Projects to continue through its 50th anniversary and beyond.

Our Government Partners Create NSW and City of Sydney continue to provide invaluable support.

Our learning program do it (homework) is supported by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.