We acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the Country on which the Art Gallery of New South Wales stands.

Painting masterclass With Richard Lewer

A person stands in front of a large multi-panelled painting of a construction site and various workers

Richard Lewer with his painting Onsite, construction of Sydney Modern which resides on the lands of the Gadigal of the Eora Nation 2020–21, Art Gallery of New South Wales

Join artist Richard Lewer for a two-day intensive painting masterclass, which will capture the stories and portraits of people in the Woolloomooloo community. 

The masterclass will draw from Lewer’s recent commission by the Art Gallery of New South Wales for the Sydney Modern Project. His multipanelled painting, which now hangs in the Art Gallery’s new North Building, celebrates the behind-the-scenes labour of those involved in the building’s construction.

Beginning with a tour of the Woolloomooloo area, you’ll have opportunities to meet and engage with some of the community, who’ll also sit for portraits back in the Learning Studio. You’ll then be guided by Lewer to develop your own highly considered portrait that creatively captures some of these stories.

All materials provided. 

Painting masterclass With Richard Lewer

Saturday 4 February and Sunday 5 February 2023
10am – 3pm each day

Art Gallery of New South Wales

North Building

Lower level 1, Learning Studio

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$350
$295 concession
$280 member

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