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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.

Costumed figure drawing BOOKED OUT

Life model and drapery workshop

Image: istock image

Saturday 25 October 2014, 1pm

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

Family art tours

School holiday fun with Jonathan Cooper

Image: Yinka Shonibare, MBE Alien toy painting (detail) 2011 © Yinka Shonibare, MBE

Wednesday 24 September, 1 October
Saturday 25 October 2014, 2.15pm

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

Painting with Juliet Holmes à Court BOOKED OUT

View through the trees

Image: Juliet Holmes à Court Fragments of a distant view. Image courtesy the artist.

Sunday 26 October 2014, 10am

Duration 5 hours
Location: Restaurant
Charges apply

Teenage drawing workshop: Blow it up

For 13-17 year olds

Image: Laurens Craen Still life with imaginary view c1645-50 (detail)

Sunday 26 October 2014, 10.30am

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

Art Gallery Society general meeting

Join us for a special announcement

Monday 27 October 2014, 1pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Free

Special lecture: Vive l’Empereur meets its maker

with Richard Beresford

Image: Edouard Detaille Vive L’Empereur 1891 (detail)

Monday 27 October 2014, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Literary cities with Susannah Fullerton: Dublin

Take a journey with a classic books expert

Image: istock

Thursday 30 October 2014, 10.30am

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

Pop printing workshop BOOKED OUT

Print like a pop artist

Image: courtesy Libby Lloyd.

Saturday 1 November 2014, 1pm

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

Creative drawing workshop

Dynamic drawing

Image courtesy Andrew Antoniou

Sunday 2 November 2014, 10.30am
3 August cancelled

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

Free viewing for members

Pop to popism

Image: Roy Lichtenstein Woman in bath 1963. Oil and magna on canvas 173.3 × 173.3cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid © Roy Lichtenstein Foundation. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Friday 31 October 2014, 1pm
Sunday 2 November 2014, 5.15pm

Duration 2 hours, 45 minutes
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free

Coffee tour of the collection

Links with artists of the Royal Academy

Image: Sir Edward John Poynter The visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon 1890 (detail)

Tuesday 4 November 2014, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
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

Day tour: Sculpture in the vineyards

A day of food, wine and art

Saturday 8 November 2014, 7.45am

Duration 11 hours, 45 minutes
Charges apply

Lecture series: Pop to popism

Hear from the experts

Image: Martin Sharp, Tim Lewis Still life: (Marilyn) 1973 (detail), synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 117 × 91.5 cm. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 1973 © Estate of Martin Sharp, licensed by Viscopy, Sydney; Tim Lewis

Sundays, 10.30am
12 October - 9 November 2014

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

Art Club: Shadowlands

For children aged 9–12

Saturday 8, Sunday 9 November 2014
10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

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

Kids Club: Express yourself

For members’ children aged 5–8

Saturday 8, Sunday 9 November 2014
10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

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

Special lecture: Love in India

Jackie Menzies, emeritus curator Asian art

Image: Unknown Todi Ragini late Mughal c1720-1857 (detail), North India

Tuesday 11 November 2014, 1pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
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

Special lecture by Patrick McCaughey

Strange country: why Australian painting matters

Image: Patrick McCaughey (cover detail). Courtesy Random house.

Thursday 13 November 2014, 1pm

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

Contempo hang: curator's talk

A members-only event to celebrate Contempo acquisitions

Image courtesy Sophie Harrington

Wednesday 19 November 2014, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Free, bookings required

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

Coffee afternoon: Pop to popism

For members and their guests

Image: Richard Larter The hairdresser 1969 (detail), collection of Helen Eager and Christopher Hodges © Richard Larter, licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Friday 14, Sunday 16, Thursday 20 November 2014,
3pm

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

Pop painting workshop

Let Howard Arkley inspire you to paint

Image: Howard Arkley Triple fronted 1987 (detail) © The Estate of Howard Arkley, courtesy Kalli Rolfe Contemporary Art

Saturday 22 November 2014, 1pm

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

Introduction to soft sculpture

Stitch your own pop-inspired sculpture

Image: courtesy Alex Falkiner

Sunday 23 November 2014, 1pm

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

Sydney Painting Now tour and talk

Visit Galerie pompom and MOP Projects

Image: Ron Adams Any colour you are (ten points) 2013. Courtesy Galerie pompom

Tuesday 25 November 2014, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Colour theory

Lecture series with David Briggs

Saturday 8, 15, 29 November 2014, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Pop art party

Young members end-of-year party

Image: Andy Warhol Silver Liz [Studio type] 1963, screenprint ink and silver spray paint on linen canvas , 101.6 × 101.6 cm, The Eyles Family Collection © Andy Warhol Foundation. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Saturday 29 November 2014, 7.30pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Entrance court
Charges apply

Verdun: vision of history

Rare silent film screening with live accompaniment

Image: Hakim Bentchouala-Golobitch in a live piano accompaniment of Verdun: vision of history

Thursday 4 December 2014, 6.30pm

Duration 4 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Party: Icons of pop

Get amped up for our biggest, brightest event of the year

Image: Andy Warhol Triple Elvis 1963 (detail), Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Gift of Sydney and Frances Lewis. © Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. Licensed by ARS/ Viscopy, Sydney

Saturday 6 December 2014, 8pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Entrance court
Charges apply

Art Club: Visions of a city

For children aged 9–12

Saturday 6, Sunday 7 December 2014
10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

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

Kids Club: Decorative dishes

For members’ children aged 5–8

Saturday 6, Sunday 7 December 2014
10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

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

Champagne and shopping

For members only

Image: iStockphoto.com

Wednesday 10 December 2014
Shopping 5 - 8pm
Champagne bar 5 - 7.30pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Function space
Free

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 (detail), about 1795, oil on canvas, 76.2 × 63.5cm. 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