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Member events

With more than 400 events during the year, there’s something for everyone.

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.

Select an event to see details, including prices and booking details.

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Art Club: Sweet and sour

For children aged 9–12

Image: 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 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

Day tour: Nan Tien Temple

Inspired by Buddhism

Image: Nan Tien Institute, Wollongong, Australia. Photo: Peter Bennetts. Image courtesy Woods Bagot.

Saturday 9 May 2015, 8.45am

Duration 7 hours, 15 minutes
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

Coffee tour of the collection

Gallery insider

Image: Lord Frederic Leighton Cymon and Iphegenia 1884 (detail)

Tuesday 5 May 2015, 10.30am
Saturday 9 May 2015, 2pm

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

Armchair travel: Islands of Hesperia

With Christopher Allen

Saturday 16 May 2015, 10am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
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

Armchair travel: Another bite of the Big Apple

With Jonathan Biggins

Image: New York

Saturday 23 May 2015, 10am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
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

China: art deco to art now

With Claudia Chan Shaw

Saturday 30 May 2015, 11.30am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
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

Armchair travel: Treasures of ancient Persia

With John Tidmarsh

Image: Masjede Jameh (Friday Mosque), Yazd, Iran

Saturday 6 June 2015, 10am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
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

Collection stories: Guy Maestri

A sneak peek into a private collection

Image: courtesy Guy Maestri

Thursday 11 June 2015, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Studio visit: Abdul Abdullah

Go behind the scenes with a contemporary artist

Image: Abdul Abdullah Abdul-Hamid 2014 (detail). Courtesy the artist.

Saturday 13 June 2015, 1pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Colour on the concrete tour and talk

Visit the UTS art collection

Image: Ken Unsworth Interlock 1970. Photo: Katia Sanfilippo.

Tuesday 16 June 2015, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Arts in our Domain: North

Take a walking tour with John Derum

Image: Mrs Macquaries Point

Saturday 20 June 2015, 2pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Front of the Gallery
Charges apply

Stitching off the page workshop

Use needle and thread to draw

Image: courtesy Alex Falkiner

Sunday 21 June 2015, 1pm

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

Colour wheel painting workshop

Explore colour relationships in your art

Saturday 27 June 2015, 1pm

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

The art of drawing from nature

Botanical illustration workshop

Image: courtesy Mirra Whale

Sunday 28 June 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

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 16 August 2015, 1pm
Sunday 13 September 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 10 October 2015, 1pm

Duration 2 hours
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, National Galleries of Scotland © Trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland

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