When you join the Gallery you become a member of the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales, the most engaged group of art lovers in Australia.
Founded in 1953 to support the Gallery, the Society is a not-for-profit public company and registered charity with our own governing council, staff, budget, annual report and events program. This structure enables us to raise funds to assist the Gallery with acquisitions of art, for which there is currently no government funding.
In the course of 60 years the membership body has evolved from an elite social club to a modern, broad-based organisation of people from every walk of life across New South Wales. For members, the Gallery is a home away from home, a place to return to again and again to view the ever-changing displays of art and take up some of the many learning opportunities on offer.
The Gallery values our members, who represent the loyal support of the community we serve.
Art Gallery Society corporate information
The story of the Society
You can read about the history of the Art Gallery Society, and the galaxy of well-known Sydneysiders who helped to build it, in the book Art lovers, available from the Gallery Shop – instore or online