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Coming Contempo events (view Calendar)

Contempo is for young art lovers aged 18-40 who want to keep on the pulse of Sydney’s vibrant, eclectic contemporary and emerging art scene.

Get inspired by your surroundings; get engaged with art and culture; get in touch with like-minded people. Get along to a Contempo event at the Art Gallery of NSW.

Most are also open to non-members.

More info

Face off

Portrait drawing with Mike Barnard

Image: Mike Barnard Ian 2009 (detail)

Sunday 27 July 2014, 1pm
Sunday 17 August 2014, 1pm
Saturday 27 September 2014, 1pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

BLAK DOUGLAS: Studio and collection tour

Artist studio and collection visit

Image: courtesy BLAK DOUGLAS.

Saturday 11 October 2014, 1pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Costumed figure drawing

Life model and drapery workshop

Image: istock image

Saturday 25 October 2014, 1pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Pop printing workshop

Print like a pop artist

Image: courtesy Libby Lloyd.

Saturday 1 November 2014, 1pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Drawing with thread workshop

Experiment with stitching to draw

Image: courtesy Alex Falkiner

Sunday 16 November 2014, 1pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Contempo hang: curators talk

A members only event to celebrate Contempo acquisitions

Image: courtesy Sophie Harrington

Wednesday 19 November 2014, 6.30pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Free, bookings required

Pop painting workshop

Let Howard Arkley inspire you to paint

Image: Howard Arkley Triple fronted 1987 (detail) © The Estate of Howard Arkley, courtesy Kalli Rolfe Contemporary Art

Saturday 22 November 2014, 1pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Introduction to soft sculpture

Stitch your own pop-inspired sculpture

Image: courtesy Alex Falkiner

Sunday 23 November 2014, 1pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Sydney Painting Now tour and talk

Visit Galerie pompom and MOP Projects

Image: Ron Adams Any colour you are (ten points) 2013. Courtesy Galerie pompom

Tuesday 25 November 2014, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Pop art party

Contempo end-of-year party

Image: Andy Warhol Silver Liz [Studio type] 1963, screenprint ink and silver spray paint on linen canvas , 101.6 × 101.6 cm, The Eyles Family Collection © Andy Warhol Foundation. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Saturday 29 November 2014, 7.30pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Entrance court
Charges apply