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Some events are exclusive to members; for others, members pay a discounted price.

Bookings are required for most events, and can be made online or by phone, mail or in person.
Note: Tickets will not be held without prepayment.

Travel Draw winners announcement

For Gallery members and their guests

Wednesday 4 March 2015, 4pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Free, bookings required

Acquisitions and the art of giving

Hear from Gallery curator Justin Paton

Image: Justin Paton, Head Curator of International Art, AGNSW.

Thursday 5 March 2015, 11am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
Free, bookings required

The art of the Russian north

With Rosamund Bartlett

Image: Ivan Shishkin A morning in a pine forest 1889 (detail) Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Saturday 7 March 2015, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Coffee tour of the collection

East meets west

Meissen Parrots, model (detail) 1745. On loan from Kenneth Reed, AGNSW.

Tuesday 3 March 2015, 10.30am
Sunday 8 March 2015, 2pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Art Club: Crazy canines

For children aged 9–12

Saturday 7, Sunday 8 March 2015
10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Kids Club: Eat your art out

For members’ children aged 5–8

Saturday 7, Sunday 8 March 2015
10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Sound and vision artists talk

Visit Galerie pompom

Image: Introducing The Band. Courtesy The Band and Galerie Pompom

Tuesday 10 March 2015, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Young Members AGM

Vote for the 2015 events committee

Wednesday 11 March 2015, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

Armchair travel: A taste of Sri Lanka

Cuisine, culture and art

Image courtesy Dr Priyantha Udagedara

Saturday 14 March 2015, 10am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Learn to chine-collé

Printing and collage workshop

Image: courtesy Libby Lloyd

Saturday 14 March 2015, 1pm

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

Art Gallery Society AGM

Membership, events and business

Saturday 14 March 2015, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

A conversation in paint

Contemporary painting workshop

Image: Krishna serenading Radha c1820 (detail), Bikaner, Rajasthan, India

Sunday 15 March 2015, 1pm

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

Restoring the Parthenon

Lecture by Takis Kozokos

Thursday 19 March 2015, 10am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Saturday 21 March 2015, 10am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Printmaking with Andrew Totman

Dry point and mono-print

Image: Andrew Totman Untitled (detail)

Sunday 22 March 2015, 10.15am

Duration 6 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Free viewing for members

The photograph and Australia

Image: Mervyn Bishop Prime Minister Gough Whitlam pours soil into the hands of traditional land owner Vincent Lingiari, Northern Territory 1975, printed 1979 © Mervyn G Bishop. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Sunday 22 March 2015, 5.15pm
Monday 23 March 2015, 10am

Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free

Armchair travel: Turkey

With Andrew Yip

Saturday 28 March 2015, 10am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

In conversation: Cressida Campbell BOOKED OUT

"A card at its best should be like a small visual poem"

Cressida Campbell Nasturtiums (2002). Colour woodblock, 58.4 × 60 cm. Art Gallery of New South Wales. Gift of Margaret Olley 2006 © Cressida Campbell. Licensed by Viscopy, Australia.

Saturday 28 March 2015, 2pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre foyer
Charges apply

Creative drawing workshop

Compositions and visual dynamics

Image courtesy Andrew Antoniou

Sunday 29 March 2015, 10.30am

Duration 5 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Lecture series: The photograph and Australia

How photography made modern Australia

Image: Anne Zahalka artist #2 (Rosemary Laing) 1998 from the series Artists, colour Duraflex photograph, collection of the artist © Anne Zahalka. Licensed by Viscopy

Sundays 8-29 March 2015, 10.30am

Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Studio visit: emerging artists

Go behind the scenes with contemporary artists

Image: Siena White in her studio at the National Art School 2014 (detail). Photo by Simone Griffin.

Saturday 11 April 2015, 1pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Collection Circle private tours

Conversations with a new acquisition

Image: Ah Xian Evolutionaura13: Taihu rock-1 2011-13 © Ah Xian

Tuesday 17 March 2015, 10.30am
Wednesday 25 March 2015, 6.15pm
Wednesday 8 April 2015, 6.15pm
Tuesday 14 April 2015, 2pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

Mason Kimber artist talk

Visit Galerie pompom

Image: Mason Kimber Green Court 2015 (detail). Courtesy the artist and Galerie pompom.

Tuesday 14 April 2015, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Street art walking tour: Redfern

We'll take the Blak way home

Sunday 19 April 2015, 1pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Coffee tour: The photograph and Australia

Rediscover the sense of wonder a photo can induce

Saturday 18, Thursday 23 April 2015, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Collection stories: Nicole and Chico Monks

A sneak peek into a private collection

Image: Nicole Monks at home with Tony Tuckson artwork in background. Photo by Prue Aja.

Thursday 23 April 2015, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Dark to light drawing workshop

Discover the drama of line and tone

Image: Mike Barnard After Septimus Power (detail)

Sunday 26 April 2015, 1pm

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

Studio tour: Sarah O’Sullivan

Go behind the scenes with a ceramic artist

Image: courtesy the artist

Saturday 2 May 2015, 1pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Collectors talks

Why collect art?

Image: Photo by Prue Aja

First Wednesday of the month, 6pm
March, April, May 2015

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Make a scene workshop

Construct a diorama

Image: courtesy Linden Braye

Saturday 9 May 2015, 1pm

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

Hand-building clay workshop

Create shapes with your hands

Image: courtesy Alex Standen

Sunday 10 May 2015, 1pm

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

Art of India lecture series

Delve into India’s rich and captivating art history

Image: Todi Ragini late 1700s (detail) from North India, opaque watercolour with gold on paper. Bequest of Mr J Kitto 1986.

Wednesdays, 12pm
8-29 April, 6-13 May 2015

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Printing and collage workshop

Be inspired by the vivid colour of Henri Matisse

Image: Libby Lloyd Green and gold leaves 2014 (detail). Courtesy the artist.

Saturday 16 May 2015, 1pm

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

Sculpture in a day

Workshop in the Tom Bass Sculpture School

Maitreya (Buddha of the future) (detail. 14th Century, Gilt bronze, AGNSW collection.

Sunday 17 May 2015, 10am - 4pm
Friday 15 May 2015, 11am - 12pm (optional)

Charges apply

Drawing with thread workshop

Experiment with stitching to draw

Image: courtesy Alex Falkiner

Sunday 17 May 2015, 1pm

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

Skin exhibition tour and talk

Visit Studio W and hear from the artists

Image: Siena White Skin 2014 (detail). Courtesy the artist

Tuesday 19 May 2015, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Conservation tour: Caring for the art

Go behind the scenes at the Gallery

Image: Conservation treatment of WC Piguenit The flood in the Darling 1890 1895

Wednesday 20 May 2015, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Charges apply

Geometric design workshop

Learn how to customise wooden tableware

Image: courtesy Amanda Picman

Sunday 24 May 2015, 1pm

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

Collection visit: Laura Jones, Alexandra Standen and Mirra Whale

A sneak peek into a private collection

Image: courtesy Alexandra Standen

Thursday 28 May 2015, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Capturing 'the real'

Creating images from photographs

Image: Mike Barnard IKR! 2015 (detail)

Saturday 30 May 2015, 1pm

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

O, to be in England

Discover the England of English literature with Susannah Fullerton

Image: John Constable View of Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop’s Grounds c1822 (detail)
oil on canvas, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK. Bridgeman Images

Various Fridays 10.30am, Saturdays 11am
6 March - 18 July 2015
See listing for details

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Facing off drawing workshop

Use fun and games to learn to draw

Image: Mike Barnard Ian 2009

Sunday 1 March 2015, 1pm
Sunday 26 July 2015, 1pm
Sunday 16 August 2015, 1pm
Sunday 13 September 2015, 1pm

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

Peter Griffen workshops 2015

Weekend painting workshops at the artist's studio

Image: Peter Griffen workshop

Various Fridays-Sundays in 2015
See listing for details

Duration 2 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Art appreciation lecture series 2015

Meet the masters: highlights from the Scottish National Gallery

Image: Sir Henry Raeburn Reverend Robert Walker (1755–1808) Skating on Duddingston Loch about 1795 (detail) oil on canvas, 76.2 × 63.5 cm. Photo: Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Various Wednesdays 6pm and Thursdays 1pm
28 January - 12 November 2015
See listing for dates

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Absolute Beginners 2015

Monthly classes with Brenda Tye

Various Fridays and Saturdays in 2015, 1pm
See listing for dates

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

Resonate 2015

Concert series

Image: Tinalley String Quartet (detail)

Various dates in 2015, 7pm

Duration 3 hours
Charges apply

Art essentials 2015

With Brenda Tye

Image: Brenda Tye

Various Fridays in 2015, 10.30am–3.30pm
See listing for details

Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Gallery Express 2015

A bus tour for members only of selected commercial galleries

Various Wednesdays and Thursdays in 2015
See listing for details

Duration 3 hours
Location: Front of the Gallery
Charges apply