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Contempo events

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.

In situ: Janet Laurence BOOKED OUT

Go behind the scenes in an artist’s studio

Image courtesy the artist

Saturday 30 August 2014, 1pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Art Bus: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

A curator-led tour of BINNS + VALAMANESH

Image: Hossein and Angela Valamanesh Guardian 2010, courtesy Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

Saturday 6 September 2014, 12.30pm

Duration 5 hours
Location: Front of the Gallery
Charges apply

Studio tour: Tony Albert, Natalya Hughes, Jason Wing

Go behind the scenes with contemporary artists

Image: Jason Wing street art. Courtesy Libby Lloyd

Saturday 13 September 2014, 1pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prize artists talk

Hear from three of the 2014 finalists

Image: Tim Maguire Cate, take 1 / Cate, take 2 (detail), Archibald Prize 2014 finalist and Kate Beynon Sangeeta and Fuji, Archibald Prize 2014 finalist

Wednesday 17 September 2014, 6.30pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Charges apply

Portrait printmaking: stamp your face

Learn how to linocut your portrait

Image courtesy Libby Lloyd

Sunday 21 September 2014, 1pm

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

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

Art Bus: Campbelltown Arts Centre

A curator-led tour of 'The List'

Image: Marvin Gaye Chetwynd live performance for The List, Campbelltown Arts Centre

Saturday 4 October 2014, 12.30pm

Duration 5 hours
Location: Front of the Gallery
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 (detail) 1987 © 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