Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Geelong Contemporary committee members, 2020
Photographer:  Amy Lee Carlon

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

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

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2019
Kate Seiz, Celeste Robertson and Emma Bellears

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2019
Sarah Scott and Amy Lu

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2019
Harley Manifold, Emma Itzstein and Sam Menegola

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Geelong Contemporary committee members, 2020
Photographer:  Amy Lee Carlon

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

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

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2019
Kate Seiz, Celeste Robertson and Emma Bellears

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2019
Sarah Scott and Amy Lu

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2019
Harley Manifold, Emma Itzstein and Sam Menegola

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Geelong Contemporary committee members, 2020
Photographer:  Amy Lee Carlon

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

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

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2019
Kate Seiz, Celeste Robertson and Emma Bellears

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2019
Sarah Scott and Amy Lu

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2019
Harley Manifold, Emma Itzstein and Sam Menegola

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Geelong Contemporary committee members, 2020
Photographer:  Amy Lee Carlon

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

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

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2019
Kate Seiz, Celeste Robertson and Emma Bellears

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2019
Sarah Scott and Amy Lu

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2019
Harley Manifold, Emma Itzstein and Sam Menegola

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Geelong Contemporary committee members, 2020
Photographer:  Amy Lee Carlon

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

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

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2019
Kate Seiz, Celeste Robertson and Emma Bellears

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2019
Sarah Scott and Amy Lu

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2019
Harley Manifold, Emma Itzstein and Sam Menegola

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Geelong Contemporary committee members, 2020
Photographer:  Amy Lee Carlon

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

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

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2019
Kate Seiz, Celeste Robertson and Emma Bellears

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2019
Sarah Scott and Amy Lu

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2019
Harley Manifold, Emma Itzstein and Sam Menegola

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Geelong Contemporary committee members, 2020
Photographer:  Amy Lee Carlon

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

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

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2019
Kate Seiz, Celeste Robertson and Emma Bellears

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2019
Sarah Scott and Amy Lu

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2019
Harley Manifold, Emma Itzstein and Sam Menegola

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Geelong Contemporary committee members, 2020
Photographer:  Amy Lee Carlon

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

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

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2019
Kate Seiz, Celeste Robertson and Emma Bellears

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2019
Sarah Scott and Amy Lu

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2019
Harley Manifold, Emma Itzstein and Sam Menegola

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Geelong Contemporary committee members, 2020
Photographer:  Amy Lee Carlon

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

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

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2019
Kate Seiz, Celeste Robertson and Emma Bellears

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2019
Sarah Scott and Amy Lu

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2019
Harley Manifold, Emma Itzstein and Sam Menegola

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2020
Photographer: Amy Lee Carlon

Geelong Contemporary committee members, 2020
Photographer:  Amy Lee Carlon

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

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

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2019
Kate Seiz, Celeste Robertson and Emma Bellears

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2019
Sarah Scott and Amy Lu

Geelong Contemporary soirée, 2019
Harley Manifold, Emma Itzstein and Sam Menegola

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.

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

Sarah Scott (co-chair)
Amy Lu (co-chair)
Roxie Bennett
Geoffrey Carran
Deborah Fisher
Dylan Foley
Melissa Hoare
Ren Inei
Morgan Jamieson
Harley Manifold
Rowena Martinich
Jason Smith
Adriana Sobolewski 
Lisa Sullivan
Penny Whitehead

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Contemporary acquisitions

Nicholas Mangan

Rone

Christian Thompson

Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano

David Rosetzky

Louise Paramor

Charlie Sofo