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Kaldor Public Art Project 07: Richard Long 1977

Richard Long1977

Kaldor Public Art Projects

Kaldor Public Art Projects
Sydney, Australia

'A straight hundred mile walk in Australia'

'A line in Australia'

December 1977

Near Broken Hill, New South Wales

'Bushwood circle'

8 December 1977 – 7 January 1978

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne


'Stone line'

15 December 1977 – 5 February 1978

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Over the decades, Richard Long’s work has created a language of simple geometric forms, marked on the surface of the earth with stones, water, dust or snow. The relationship with place is vital to Long’s work and his 1977 Kaldor project in Australia was the first of several visits and projects connected to the Australian landscape. For Project 7, he created two major museum works and a series of photographs taken during walks outside Broken Hill. Long’s work 'A straight hundred mile walk' in Australia from this project was recently shown in his retrospective exhibition at the Tate Modern in London.

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