Geelong Contemporary committee members 
Lisa Sullivan, Penny Whitehead, Roxie Bennett, T J Ismat, Charlotte O’Donnell, Morgan Jamieson, Adriana Sobolewski, Ren Inei, Dylan Foley, Deborah Fisher, Sarah Scott (co-chair), Jason Smith and Amy Lu (co-chair), alongside Kait James, Let me breathe 2020, Every day is like survival 2020 and Colonial virus 2020
Geelong Contemporary soirée, Big Boom, Boom Gallery, Geelong, 2021
Photographer: Lauren Naree Photography

Kait James's works, Every day is like survival 2020 and Colonial virus 2020
Geelong Contemporary soirée, Big Boom, Boom Gallery, Geelong, 2021
Photographer: Lauren Naree Photography

Amy Lu and Sarah Scott
Geelong Contemporary committee co-chairs
Geelong Contemporary soirée, Big Boom, Boom Gallery, Geelong, 2021
Photographer: Lauren Naree Photography

Geelong Contemporary soirée featuring work by Nicholas Mangan
Geelong Contemporary soirée,  Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Geelong Contemporary soirée featuring works by Rachel Hine
Geelong Contemporary soirée,  Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Geelong Contemporary committee members, 2020
Geelong Contemporary soirée,  Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer:  Amy Lee Carlon

Sarah Scott and Amy Lu
Geelong Contemporary committee co-chairs
Geelong Contemporary soirée, Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Committee members, Lisa Sullivan (Senior Curator) and Jason Smith (Director & CEO) with Deirdre Cannon (Curatorial Assistant)
Geelong Contemporary soirée,  Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Chien Ping Ho and Amy Lu
RONE in Geelong, exhibition opening, Geelong Gallery 2021
Photographer: Timothy Marriage

Kate Jacoby, Ren Inei and Dylan Foley
RONE in Geelong, exhibition opening, Geelong Gallery 2021
Photographer: Timothy Marriage

Geelong Contemporary committee members 
Lisa Sullivan, Penny Whitehead, Roxie Bennett, T J Ismat, Charlotte O’Donnell, Morgan Jamieson, Adriana Sobolewski, Ren Inei, Dylan Foley, Deborah Fisher, Sarah Scott (co-chair), Jason Smith and Amy Lu (co-chair), alongside Kait James, Let me breathe 2020, Every day is like survival 2020 and Colonial virus 2020
Geelong Contemporary soirée, Big Boom, Boom Gallery, Geelong, 2021
Photographer: Lauren Naree Photography

Kait James's works, Every day is like survival 2020 and Colonial virus 2020
Geelong Contemporary soirée, Big Boom, Boom Gallery, Geelong, 2021
Photographer: Lauren Naree Photography

Amy Lu and Sarah Scott
Geelong Contemporary committee co-chairs
Geelong Contemporary soirée, Big Boom, Boom Gallery, Geelong, 2021
Photographer: Lauren Naree Photography

Geelong Contemporary soirée featuring work by Nicholas Mangan
Geelong Contemporary soirée,  Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Geelong Contemporary soirée featuring works by Rachel Hine
Geelong Contemporary soirée,  Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Geelong Contemporary committee members, 2020
Geelong Contemporary soirée,  Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer:  Amy Lee Carlon

Sarah Scott and Amy Lu
Geelong Contemporary committee co-chairs
Geelong Contemporary soirée, Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Committee members, Lisa Sullivan (Senior Curator) and Jason Smith (Director & CEO) with Deirdre Cannon (Curatorial Assistant)
Geelong Contemporary soirée,  Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Chien Ping Ho and Amy Lu
RONE in Geelong, exhibition opening, Geelong Gallery 2021
Photographer: Timothy Marriage

Kate Jacoby, Ren Inei and Dylan Foley
RONE in Geelong, exhibition opening, Geelong Gallery 2021
Photographer: Timothy Marriage

Geelong Contemporary committee members 
Lisa Sullivan, Penny Whitehead, Roxie Bennett, T J Ismat, Charlotte O’Donnell, Morgan Jamieson, Adriana Sobolewski, Ren Inei, Dylan Foley, Deborah Fisher, Sarah Scott (co-chair), Jason Smith and Amy Lu (co-chair), alongside Kait James, Let me breathe 2020, Every day is like survival 2020 and Colonial virus 2020
Geelong Contemporary soirée, Big Boom, Boom Gallery, Geelong, 2021
Photographer: Lauren Naree Photography

Kait James's works, Every day is like survival 2020 and Colonial virus 2020
Geelong Contemporary soirée, Big Boom, Boom Gallery, Geelong, 2021
Photographer: Lauren Naree Photography

Amy Lu and Sarah Scott
Geelong Contemporary committee co-chairs
Geelong Contemporary soirée, Big Boom, Boom Gallery, Geelong, 2021
Photographer: Lauren Naree Photography

Geelong Contemporary soirée featuring work by Nicholas Mangan
Geelong Contemporary soirée,  Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Geelong Contemporary soirée featuring works by Rachel Hine
Geelong Contemporary soirée,  Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Geelong Contemporary committee members, 2020
Geelong Contemporary soirée,  Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer:  Amy Lee Carlon

Sarah Scott and Amy Lu
Geelong Contemporary committee co-chairs
Geelong Contemporary soirée, Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Committee members, Lisa Sullivan (Senior Curator) and Jason Smith (Director & CEO) with Deirdre Cannon (Curatorial Assistant)
Geelong Contemporary soirée,  Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Chien Ping Ho and Amy Lu
RONE in Geelong, exhibition opening, Geelong Gallery 2021
Photographer: Timothy Marriage

Kate Jacoby, Ren Inei and Dylan Foley
RONE in Geelong, exhibition opening, Geelong Gallery 2021
Photographer: Timothy Marriage

Geelong Contemporary committee members 
Lisa Sullivan, Penny Whitehead, Roxie Bennett, T J Ismat, Charlotte O’Donnell, Morgan Jamieson, Adriana Sobolewski, Ren Inei, Dylan Foley, Deborah Fisher, Sarah Scott (co-chair), Jason Smith and Amy Lu (co-chair), alongside Kait James, Let me breathe 2020, Every day is like survival 2020 and Colonial virus 2020
Geelong Contemporary soirée, Big Boom, Boom Gallery, Geelong, 2021
Photographer: Lauren Naree Photography

Kait James's works, Every day is like survival 2020 and Colonial virus 2020
Geelong Contemporary soirée, Big Boom, Boom Gallery, Geelong, 2021
Photographer: Lauren Naree Photography

Amy Lu and Sarah Scott
Geelong Contemporary committee co-chairs
Geelong Contemporary soirée, Big Boom, Boom Gallery, Geelong, 2021
Photographer: Lauren Naree Photography

Geelong Contemporary soirée featuring work by Nicholas Mangan
Geelong Contemporary soirée,  Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Geelong Contemporary soirée featuring works by Rachel Hine
Geelong Contemporary soirée,  Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Geelong Contemporary committee members, 2020
Geelong Contemporary soirée,  Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer:  Amy Lee Carlon

Sarah Scott and Amy Lu
Geelong Contemporary committee co-chairs
Geelong Contemporary soirée, Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Committee members, Lisa Sullivan (Senior Curator) and Jason Smith (Director & CEO) with Deirdre Cannon (Curatorial Assistant)
Geelong Contemporary soirée,  Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Chien Ping Ho and Amy Lu
RONE in Geelong, exhibition opening, Geelong Gallery 2021
Photographer: Timothy Marriage

Kate Jacoby, Ren Inei and Dylan Foley
RONE in Geelong, exhibition opening, Geelong Gallery 2021
Photographer: Timothy Marriage

Geelong Contemporary committee members 
Lisa Sullivan, Penny Whitehead, Roxie Bennett, T J Ismat, Charlotte O’Donnell, Morgan Jamieson, Adriana Sobolewski, Ren Inei, Dylan Foley, Deborah Fisher, Sarah Scott (co-chair), Jason Smith and Amy Lu (co-chair), alongside Kait James, Let me breathe 2020, Every day is like survival 2020 and Colonial virus 2020
Geelong Contemporary soirée, Big Boom, Boom Gallery, Geelong, 2021
Photographer: Lauren Naree Photography

Kait James's works, Every day is like survival 2020 and Colonial virus 2020
Geelong Contemporary soirée, Big Boom, Boom Gallery, Geelong, 2021
Photographer: Lauren Naree Photography

Amy Lu and Sarah Scott
Geelong Contemporary committee co-chairs
Geelong Contemporary soirée, Big Boom, Boom Gallery, Geelong, 2021
Photographer: Lauren Naree Photography

Geelong Contemporary soirée featuring work by Nicholas Mangan
Geelong Contemporary soirée,  Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Geelong Contemporary soirée featuring works by Rachel Hine
Geelong Contemporary soirée,  Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Geelong Contemporary committee members, 2020
Geelong Contemporary soirée,  Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer:  Amy Lee Carlon

Sarah Scott and Amy Lu
Geelong Contemporary committee co-chairs
Geelong Contemporary soirée, Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Committee members, Lisa Sullivan (Senior Curator) and Jason Smith (Director & CEO) with Deirdre Cannon (Curatorial Assistant)
Geelong Contemporary soirée,  Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Chien Ping Ho and Amy Lu
RONE in Geelong, exhibition opening, Geelong Gallery 2021
Photographer: Timothy Marriage

Kate Jacoby, Ren Inei and Dylan Foley
RONE in Geelong, exhibition opening, Geelong Gallery 2021
Photographer: Timothy Marriage

Geelong Contemporary committee members 
Lisa Sullivan, Penny Whitehead, Roxie Bennett, T J Ismat, Charlotte O’Donnell, Morgan Jamieson, Adriana Sobolewski, Ren Inei, Dylan Foley, Deborah Fisher, Sarah Scott (co-chair), Jason Smith and Amy Lu (co-chair), alongside Kait James, Let me breathe 2020, Every day is like survival 2020 and Colonial virus 2020
Geelong Contemporary soirée, Big Boom, Boom Gallery, Geelong, 2021
Photographer: Lauren Naree Photography

Kait James's works, Every day is like survival 2020 and Colonial virus 2020
Geelong Contemporary soirée, Big Boom, Boom Gallery, Geelong, 2021
Photographer: Lauren Naree Photography

Amy Lu and Sarah Scott
Geelong Contemporary committee co-chairs
Geelong Contemporary soirée, Big Boom, Boom Gallery, Geelong, 2021
Photographer: Lauren Naree Photography

Geelong Contemporary soirée featuring work by Nicholas Mangan
Geelong Contemporary soirée,  Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Geelong Contemporary soirée featuring works by Rachel Hine
Geelong Contemporary soirée,  Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Geelong Contemporary committee members, 2020
Geelong Contemporary soirée,  Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer:  Amy Lee Carlon

Sarah Scott and Amy Lu
Geelong Contemporary committee co-chairs
Geelong Contemporary soirée, Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Committee members, Lisa Sullivan (Senior Curator) and Jason Smith (Director & CEO) with Deirdre Cannon (Curatorial Assistant)
Geelong Contemporary soirée,  Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Chien Ping Ho and Amy Lu
RONE in Geelong, exhibition opening, Geelong Gallery 2021
Photographer: Timothy Marriage

Kate Jacoby, Ren Inei and Dylan Foley
RONE in Geelong, exhibition opening, Geelong Gallery 2021
Photographer: Timothy Marriage

Geelong Contemporary committee members 
Lisa Sullivan, Penny Whitehead, Roxie Bennett, T J Ismat, Charlotte O’Donnell, Morgan Jamieson, Adriana Sobolewski, Ren Inei, Dylan Foley, Deborah Fisher, Sarah Scott (co-chair), Jason Smith and Amy Lu (co-chair), alongside Kait James, Let me breathe 2020, Every day is like survival 2020 and Colonial virus 2020
Geelong Contemporary soirée, Big Boom, Boom Gallery, Geelong, 2021
Photographer: Lauren Naree Photography

Kait James's works, Every day is like survival 2020 and Colonial virus 2020
Geelong Contemporary soirée, Big Boom, Boom Gallery, Geelong, 2021
Photographer: Lauren Naree Photography

Amy Lu and Sarah Scott
Geelong Contemporary committee co-chairs
Geelong Contemporary soirée, Big Boom, Boom Gallery, Geelong, 2021
Photographer: Lauren Naree Photography

Geelong Contemporary soirée featuring work by Nicholas Mangan
Geelong Contemporary soirée,  Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Geelong Contemporary soirée featuring works by Rachel Hine
Geelong Contemporary soirée,  Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Geelong Contemporary committee members, 2020
Geelong Contemporary soirée,  Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer:  Amy Lee Carlon

Sarah Scott and Amy Lu
Geelong Contemporary committee co-chairs
Geelong Contemporary soirée, Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Committee members, Lisa Sullivan (Senior Curator) and Jason Smith (Director & CEO) with Deirdre Cannon (Curatorial Assistant)
Geelong Contemporary soirée,  Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Chien Ping Ho and Amy Lu
RONE in Geelong, exhibition opening, Geelong Gallery 2021
Photographer: Timothy Marriage

Kate Jacoby, Ren Inei and Dylan Foley
RONE in Geelong, exhibition opening, Geelong Gallery 2021
Photographer: Timothy Marriage

Geelong Contemporary committee members 
Lisa Sullivan, Penny Whitehead, Roxie Bennett, T J Ismat, Charlotte O’Donnell, Morgan Jamieson, Adriana Sobolewski, Ren Inei, Dylan Foley, Deborah Fisher, Sarah Scott (co-chair), Jason Smith and Amy Lu (co-chair), alongside Kait James, Let me breathe 2020, Every day is like survival 2020 and Colonial virus 2020
Geelong Contemporary soirée, Big Boom, Boom Gallery, Geelong, 2021
Photographer: Lauren Naree Photography

Kait James's works, Every day is like survival 2020 and Colonial virus 2020
Geelong Contemporary soirée, Big Boom, Boom Gallery, Geelong, 2021
Photographer: Lauren Naree Photography

Amy Lu and Sarah Scott
Geelong Contemporary committee co-chairs
Geelong Contemporary soirée, Big Boom, Boom Gallery, Geelong, 2021
Photographer: Lauren Naree Photography

Geelong Contemporary soirée featuring work by Nicholas Mangan
Geelong Contemporary soirée,  Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Geelong Contemporary soirée featuring works by Rachel Hine
Geelong Contemporary soirée,  Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Geelong Contemporary committee members, 2020
Geelong Contemporary soirée,  Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer:  Amy Lee Carlon

Sarah Scott and Amy Lu
Geelong Contemporary committee co-chairs
Geelong Contemporary soirée, Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Committee members, Lisa Sullivan (Senior Curator) and Jason Smith (Director & CEO) with Deirdre Cannon (Curatorial Assistant)
Geelong Contemporary soirée,  Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Chien Ping Ho and Amy Lu
RONE in Geelong, exhibition opening, Geelong Gallery 2021
Photographer: Timothy Marriage

Kate Jacoby, Ren Inei and Dylan Foley
RONE in Geelong, exhibition opening, Geelong Gallery 2021
Photographer: Timothy Marriage

Geelong Contemporary committee members 
Lisa Sullivan, Penny Whitehead, Roxie Bennett, T J Ismat, Charlotte O’Donnell, Morgan Jamieson, Adriana Sobolewski, Ren Inei, Dylan Foley, Deborah Fisher, Sarah Scott (co-chair), Jason Smith and Amy Lu (co-chair), alongside Kait James, Let me breathe 2020, Every day is like survival 2020 and Colonial virus 2020
Geelong Contemporary soirée, Big Boom, Boom Gallery, Geelong, 2021
Photographer: Lauren Naree Photography

Kait James's works, Every day is like survival 2020 and Colonial virus 2020
Geelong Contemporary soirée, Big Boom, Boom Gallery, Geelong, 2021
Photographer: Lauren Naree Photography

Amy Lu and Sarah Scott
Geelong Contemporary committee co-chairs
Geelong Contemporary soirée, Big Boom, Boom Gallery, Geelong, 2021
Photographer: Lauren Naree Photography

Geelong Contemporary soirée featuring work by Nicholas Mangan
Geelong Contemporary soirée,  Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Geelong Contemporary soirée featuring works by Rachel Hine
Geelong Contemporary soirée,  Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Geelong Contemporary committee members, 2020
Geelong Contemporary soirée,  Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer:  Amy Lee Carlon

Sarah Scott and Amy Lu
Geelong Contemporary committee co-chairs
Geelong Contemporary soirée, Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Committee members, Lisa Sullivan (Senior Curator) and Jason Smith (Director & CEO) with Deirdre Cannon (Curatorial Assistant)
Geelong Contemporary soirée,  Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Chien Ping Ho and Amy Lu
RONE in Geelong, exhibition opening, Geelong Gallery 2021
Photographer: Timothy Marriage

Kate Jacoby, Ren Inei and Dylan Foley
RONE in Geelong, exhibition opening, Geelong Gallery 2021
Photographer: Timothy Marriage

Geelong Contemporary committee members 
Lisa Sullivan, Penny Whitehead, Roxie Bennett, T J Ismat, Charlotte O’Donnell, Morgan Jamieson, Adriana Sobolewski, Ren Inei, Dylan Foley, Deborah Fisher, Sarah Scott (co-chair), Jason Smith and Amy Lu (co-chair), alongside Kait James, Let me breathe 2020, Every day is like survival 2020 and Colonial virus 2020
Geelong Contemporary soirée, Big Boom, Boom Gallery, Geelong, 2021
Photographer: Lauren Naree Photography

Kait James's works, Every day is like survival 2020 and Colonial virus 2020
Geelong Contemporary soirée, Big Boom, Boom Gallery, Geelong, 2021
Photographer: Lauren Naree Photography

Amy Lu and Sarah Scott
Geelong Contemporary committee co-chairs
Geelong Contemporary soirée, Big Boom, Boom Gallery, Geelong, 2021
Photographer: Lauren Naree Photography

Geelong Contemporary soirée featuring work by Nicholas Mangan
Geelong Contemporary soirée,  Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Geelong Contemporary soirée featuring works by Rachel Hine
Geelong Contemporary soirée,  Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Geelong Contemporary committee members, 2020
Geelong Contemporary soirée,  Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer:  Amy Lee Carlon

Sarah Scott and Amy Lu
Geelong Contemporary committee co-chairs
Geelong Contemporary soirée, Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Committee members, Lisa Sullivan (Senior Curator) and Jason Smith (Director & CEO) with Deirdre Cannon (Curatorial Assistant)
Geelong Contemporary soirée,  Geelong Gallery, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Chien Ping Ho and Amy Lu
RONE in Geelong, exhibition opening, Geelong Gallery 2021
Photographer: Timothy Marriage

Kate Jacoby, Ren Inei and Dylan Foley
RONE in Geelong, exhibition opening, Geelong Gallery 2021
Photographer: Timothy Marriage

Geelong Contemporary

Geelong Contemporary was formed in 2016 to support the growth and presentation of Geelong Gallery’s acclaimed collection of contemporary art, through advocacy, engagement and fundraising.


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Geelong Contemporary is a group of external contemporary art enthusiasts and collectors driven by its own core collective, supported by the Geelong Gallery Director and key staff. Geelong Contemporary is a fundraising and support arm for the Geelong Gallery.

Geelong Contemporary engages with the Gallery and its commitment to contemporary Australian art through an annual program of events and exclusive opportunities including an annual soirée in February and a series of talking art lectures during the year. 

Geelong Contemporary is based on an agreed annual financial commitment by supporters specifically for the acquisition of works of art and/or to present the work of contemporary artists as part of a renewed exhibition program.

Since 2016, Geelong Contemporary have supported the acquisition of works by Nicholas Mangan, Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano, Louise Paramor, Rone, David Rosetzky, Charlie Sofo and Christian Thompson.

Geelong Contemporary committee

Roxie Bennett (Chair)
Garry Flanigan
Dylan Foley
Vic Hope
Emma Itzstein
Amy Lu
Charlotte O’Donnell
Georgie O’Dwyer
Bella MacKinnon
Sarah Scott
Jason Smith
Adriana Sobolewski
Lisa Sullivan
Penny Whitehead

Geelong contemporary soirée

This evening raises funds to acquire one work by an Australian contemporary artist on the Gallery’s priority list. 

 

Geelong Contemporary begins each year at their annual soirée to support the acquisition of contemporary art for Geelong Gallery. Previous acquisitions include captivating works by Rachel Hine, Kait James, Nicholas Mangan, Rone, Christian Thompson, Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano, David Rosetzky, Louise Paramor and Charlie Sofo.

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Contemporary acquisitions

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Kait James

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Rachel Hine

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Nicholas Mangan

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Rone

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Christian Thompson

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Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano

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David Rosetzky

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Louise Paramor

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Charlie Sofo