Painting Live: Tom Polo

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Sydney artist Tom Polo creates a dynamic and playful large-scale wall painting at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. 

Taking over the gallery’s entrance court during the Spectrum Now Festival, this spectacular project unfolds entirely onsite. Visitors to the gallery can watch Polo’s unique creative process, engage with the artist and see the work transform from beginning to end.

The live painting will be inspired by Polo’s daily observations at the gallery – a detail of architecture, a specific colour or shape, the facial expression in a portrait, a snippet of conversation, a historical reference or an encounter with a curious visitor. The end result will provide a fascinating visual record of life at the gallery, imparting new perspectives and fostering new connections.

Image Courtesy: STATION, Melbourne




  • Wed 02 March
    2.00 pm
  • Thu 03 March
    10.00 am
  • Fri 04 March
    10.00 am
  • Sat 05 March
    10.00 am
  • Sun 06 March
    10.00 am
  • Wed 09 March
    2.00 pm
  • Wed 09 March
    6.00 pm
  • Thu 10 March
    10.00 am
  • Fri 11 March
    10.00 am
  • Sat 12 March
    10.00 am
  • Sun 13 March
    10.00 am
Art Gallery of NSW
Art Gallery Rd, Sydney NSW

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Mon 02 March 2.00 pm
Tue 03 March 10.00 am
Wed 04 March 10.00 am
Thu 05 March 10.00 am
Fri 06 March 10.00 am
Mon 09 March 2.00 pm
Mon 09 March 6.00 pm
Tue 10 March 10.00 am
Wed 11 March 10.00 am
Thu 12 March 10.00 am
Fri 13 March 10.00 am

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