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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.

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

Coffee tour of the collection

Personalities across the ages

Image: Hugh Ramsay The sisters 1904 (detail)

Tuesday 7 April 2015, 10.30am
Saturday 11 April 2015, 2pm

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

Art Club: Sumptuous sculptures

For children aged 9–12

Image: Jade fish (detail). Ming dynasty 1368-1644. Gift from the J.H. Myrtle Collection 2003, AGNSW.

Saturday 11, Sunday 12 April 2015
10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

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

Kids Club: Funky feathers

For members’ children aged 5–8

Saturday 11, Sunday 12 April 2015
10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

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

Day tour: Hazelhurst

The triumph of modernism in the art of Australia

Image: John Olsen Salute to Cerberus 1965 (detail), oil on plywood, 185 × 244.5 cm, gift of Eva Besen AO and Marc Besen AO 2001, TarraWarra Museum of Art collection

Saturday 18 April 2015, 9.45am

Duration 6 hours, 15 minutes
Charges apply

Street art walking tour: Redfern BOOKED OUT

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

Private eye: Macquarie Group Collection

A guided tour of a unique collection

Image: 50 Martin Place

Thursday 23 April 2015, 6.30pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
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

Art Club: Sweet and sour

For children aged 9–12

Henri Fantin-Latour Flowers and fruit 1866 (detail)

Saturday 2, Sunday 3 May 2015
10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

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

Kids Club: Awesome autumn

For members’ children aged 5–8

Saturday 2, Sunday 3 May 2015
10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

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

The influence of Van Gogh

With writer and critic Lesley Chamberlain

Image: Vincent van Gogh Self portrait with hat 1887–88 (detail), Van Gogh Museum, Netherlands

Thursday 14 May 2015, 10.30am

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

Colour drawing workshop

With Annie Herron

Image courtesy Annie Herron

Sunday 24 May 2015, 10am
Wednesday 27 May 2015, 10am

Duration 6 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

Women in art lecture series

The struggle and success of women in Australian arts

Image: Thea Proctor Women with fans 1930 © AGNSW

Saturday 9-30 May 2015, 2pm

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

Discover drawing: The photograph and Australia

With Jennifer Keeler-Milne

Image: Jennifer Keeler-Milne

Sunday 31 May 2015, 10am

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

Unwrapping art: the basics

With Jonathan Cooper

Saturdays 2pm
16-30 May, 6 June 2015

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
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

Discover drawing: Matisse and the moderns

With Jennifer Keeler-Milne

Image: Jennifer Keeler-Milne

Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 July 2015, 10am

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

Discover drawing: The fundamentals of drawing volume and form

With Jennifer Keeler-Milne

Image: Jennifer Keeler-Milne

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 October 2015, 10am

Duration 6 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