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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.

Study morning: The Andes and the Incas

With Christopher Carter

Image: Incan theme

Saturday 26 April 2014, 10.30am

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Coffee tour: Afghanistan BOOKED OUT

Discover hidden treasures from the National Museum, Kabul

Image: Crown, gold, 45 × 13 cm, Tillya Tepe, Tomb VI, 1st century AD, National Museum of Afghanistan, Credit: Thierry Ollivier

Thursday 10 April 2014, 2pm
Tuesday 15 April 2014, 10am
Thursday 1 May 2014, 2.30pm

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

Afghanistan: gallery of empires

Special lecture by Julian Droogan

Image: Julian Droogan

Friday 2 May 2014, 10.30am

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Day tour: Scenic World

Sculptures in the Blue Mountains

Image: Nigel Harrison Bypass 2013 (detail), Flexiglass, stainless steel, neon tubing, timber. Photography: Keith Maxwell, A Shot Above

Saturday 3 May 2014, 8.15am

Duration 10 hours
Charges apply

Art Club: Woven tales

For members’ children aged 9–12

Image: Niningka Lewis Tjanpi Truckpa 2007 (detail), wire, minarri (greybeard grass Amphipogon caricinus), 20 × 18.5 × 38 cm. Art Gallery of NSW, purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors Group 2008 © Niningka Lewis. NPY Women’s Council

Saturday 3, Sunday 4 May 2014
10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

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

Kids Club: Funky junk

For members’ children aged 5–8

Image: Kids Club

Saturday 3, Sunday 4 May 2014
10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

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

Drawing masterclass with Annie Herron

A wonderful day of inspired drawing

Image: Annie Herron Still life (detail), charcoal and conte on collaged papers.

Friday 9 or Saturday 10 May 2014, 10am

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

High tea and a tour

Take a closer look at the work of Sol LeWitt

Sunday 11 May 2014, 1.15pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Charges apply

Armchair travel: Ethiopia

The heart of civilisation

Image: Detail from Ethiopian icon showing Negus Lalibela by an unknown artist, 15th century, originally made in the Lalibela area of Ethiopia.

Saturday 17 May 2014, 10am

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

Art walk

Creative places and spaces around Chippendale

Image: InDesign Live

Saturday 17 May 2014, 1pm

Duration 3 hours
Charges apply

Chinese contemporary art: the past, present and future

Lecture in Mandarin with English translation

Image: Zhang Xiaogang The boy who sticks out his tongue 2001

Tuesday 20 May 2014, 1pm

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

Armchair travel: Ancient civilisations of Anatolia

Crossroads of culture

Image: Ephesus

Saturday 24 May 2014, 10am

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

Going gocco

Japanese printmaking with Fayroze Lutta

Image courtesy Fayroze Lutta

Saturday 24 May 2014, 1pm

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

Armchair travel: China

An art revolution

Image: Street art by graffiti artist ROBBBB, Shanghai

Saturday 31 May 2014, 10am

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

Forum: Plumes and pearlshells

Art of the New Guinea highlands

Image: Man wearing rimbu (ceremonial headdress), Mount Hagen Show, 1963. Photo: Stan Moriarty © Estate of Stanley Gordon Moriarty

Saturday 31 May 2014, 1pm

Duration 4 hours
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Acquisition party

Rally around to celebrate our new acquisition

Image: Nike Savvas Rally 2014 (detail)

Thursday 5 June 2014, 6.30pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Entrance court
Charges apply

Free viewing for members

Theatre of dreams, theatre of play: nō and kyōgen in Japan

Image: Ko-omote mask, Edo period, 17th century, pigment on Japanese cypress wood, National Noh Theatre Collection

Sunday 15 June 2014, 5.15-8pm
Monday 16 June 2014, 10am - 12.30pm

Location: Lower Asian gallery
Free

Sublime: the pleasure of the overwhelming

Lecture series with Damien Freeman

Image: WC Piguenit Kosciusko 1903 (detail)

Various Fridays 10.30am, Saturdays 11am in 2014
See listing for dates

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Rhythms of nō: music, chant, dance

Lecture and demonstration by Richard Emmert

Image: Richard Emmert

Sunday 29 June 2014, 10.30am

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

Zine-making workshop

Cut, print, stitch, staple

Saturday 5 July 2014, 1pm

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

Symposium: Theatre of dreams, theatre of play

The rich and sophisticated culture of nō theatre

Saturday 2 August 2014, 9.30am

Duration 7 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Coffee lectures: Literary cities

With Susannah Fullerton

Image: Vintage print of Princes Street Sir Walter Scott’s Monument and Princes Street Edinburgh, Scotland. Courtesy of iStock

Thursdays 26 June - 7 August 2014, 10am

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

Discover drawing 2014

With Jennifer Keeler-Milne

Image: Jennifer Keeler-Milne

Various weekends in 2014, 10am - 4pm
See listing for dates

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

Peter Griffen workshops 2014

Weekend painting workshops at the artist's studio

Image © Peter Griffen (detail)

Various Fridays-Sundays in 2014
See listing for details

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

Art appreciation lecture series 2014

Realism to surrealism: European art and culture 1848-1936

Image: Paul Gauguin Te aa no areois (The Seed of the Areoi) 1892 (detail), oil on burlap, 92.1 × 72.1 cm, The William S Paley Collection SPC14.1990. Photo: The Museum of Modern Art, New York/Scala, Florence

Various Wednesdays 6pm and Thursdays 1pm
29 January - 13 November 2014
See listing for dates

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Absolute beginners 2014

Monthly classes with Brenda Tye

Image: Absolute Beginners class in action

Various Fridays and Saturdays in 2014, 1pm
See listing for dates

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

Resonate 2014

Concert series

Image: Joanna Huszcza. Photo: Joanna Gniady

Various dates in 2014, 7pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Entrance court
Charges apply

Gallery Express 2014

A bus tour for members only of selected commercial galleries

Various Wednesdays and Thursdays in 2014
See listing for details

Duration 3 hours
Location: Front of the Gallery
Charges apply

Art essentials 2014

With Brenda Tye

Image: workshop tutor Brenda Tye

Various Fridays in 2014, 10.30am–3.30pm
See listing for details

Duration 5 hours
Charges apply

Art Gallery Society AGM

Membership, events and business

Wednesday 26 March 2014, 7.15pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

Collection Circle private tours: Biennale of Sydney

For Collection Circle members only

Image: Wael Shawky Al Araba Al Madfuna 2012 (video still detail). Courtesy the artist and Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut and Hamburg. Photograph: Wael Shawky

Wednesday 9 April 2014, 6pm - Booked out
Wednesday 16 April 2014, 6pm
Tuesday 29 April 2014, 1.30pm
Friday 2 May 2014, 1.30pm

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

Collection Circle private tours: The connoisseur and the philanthropist

For Collection Circle members only

Image: Jingdezhen ware Dish with gardenia spray design 1488-1505

Tuesday 22 April & Saturday 10 May 2014, 1.30pm

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