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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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Pop printing workshop

Print like a pop artist

Image courtesy Libby Lloyd

Saturday 1 November 2014, 1pm
Sunday 1 February 2015, 1pm

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

Celebrate Sullivan + Strumpf's 10-year anniversary

Hear from the artists at this commercial gallery

Image: Juan Ford Messenger 2014 (detail), courtesy Sullivan + Strumpf

Tuesday 3 February 2015, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Coffee tour of the collection

Eavesdropping into the conversation

Image: Kalachakra and Vishvamata 14th century (detail)

Tuesday 3 February 2015, 10.30am
Saturday 7 February 2015, 2pm

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

Art Club: Pop!

For children aged 9–12

Image: Martial Raysse Rear view mirror 1962 (detail) Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981 © Martial Raysse. ADAGP/Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Saturday 7, Sunday 8 February 2015
10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

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

Kids Club: Year of the Sheep

For members’ children aged 5–8

Saturday 7, Sunday 8 February 2015
10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

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

Pumped-up kicks

Customise your footwear pop style

Saturday 14 February 2015, 1pm

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

Day tour: James Turrell and Impressions of Paris

At the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

National Gallery of Art, Canberra

Saturday 21 February 2015, 7.45am

Duration 14 hours, 15 minutes
Charges apply

Saturday 21 February 2015, 10am

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

Art and architecture talk

The art of designing galleries

Image: Australia House, Japan, courtesy Andrew Burns

Wednesday 25 February 2015, 6.30pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Wednesdays 11 or 25 February 2014, 6.30pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Front of the Gallery
Charges apply

Coffee lectures: WWI and the European avant-garde

With Rosamund Bartlett

Image: Erich Buchholz Broken Cross 1918 (detail) © Erich Buchholz Estate.

Thursdays 5 - 26 February 2015, 10am

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

Colour popping

Paint and stencil your own pop artwork

Image: Martin Sharp Jimi Hendrix c1971 (detail), National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, gift of Jim Sharman, 1984 © Estate of Martin Sharp. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Saturday 28 February 2015, 1pm

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

Travel Draw winners announcement

For Gallery members and their guests

Wednesday 4 March 2015, 4pm

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

Acquisitions and the art of giving

Hear from Gallery curator Justin Paton

Image: Ah Xian Evolutionaura13: Taihu rock-1 2011-13 (detail). Potential acquisition with funds from the Art Gallery Society of NSW © Ah Xian

Thursday 5 March 2015, 11am

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

The art of the Russian north

With Rosamund Bartlett

Image: Ivan Shishkin A morning in a pine forest 1889 (detail) Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Saturday 7 March 2015, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Art Club: Crazy canines

For children aged 9–12

Saturday 7, Sunday 8 March 2015
10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

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

Kids Club: Eat your art out

For members’ children aged 5–8

Saturday 7, Sunday 8 March 2015
10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

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

Sound and vision artists talk

Visit Galerie pompom

Image: Introducing The Band. Courtesy The Band and Galerie Pompom

Tuesday 10 March 2015, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Young Members AGM

Vote for the 2015 events committee

Wednesday 11 March 2015, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

Armchair travel: A taste of Sri Lanka

Cuisine, culture and art

Image courtesy Dr Priyantha Udagedara

Saturday 14 March 2015, 10am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Learn to chine-collè

Printing and collage workshop

Image: courtesy Libby Lloyd

Saturday 14 March 2015, 1pm

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

Art Gallery Society AGM

Membership, events and business

Saturday 14 March 2015, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

A conversation in paint

Contemporary painting workshop

Image: Krishna serenading Radha c1820 (detail), Bikaner, Rajasthan, India

Sunday 15 March 2015, 1pm

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

Restoring the Parthenon

Lecture by Takis Kozokos

Thursday 19 March 2015, 10am

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

Free viewing for members

The photograph and Australia

Image: Mervyn Bishop Prime Minister Gough Whitlam pours soil into the hands of traditional land owner Vincent Lingiari, Northern Territory 1975, printed 1979 © Mervyn G Bishop. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Sunday 22 March 2015, 5.15pm
Monday 23 March 2015, 10am

Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free

Lecture series: The photograph and Australia

How photography made modern Australia

Image: Anne Zahalka artist #13 (Rosemary Laing) 1990 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

Street art walking tour: Redfern

We'll take the Blak way home

Sunday 19 April 2015, 1pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Collectors talks

Why collect art?

First Wednesday of the month, 6pm
March, April, May 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

Facing off drawing workshop

Use fun and games to learn to draw

Image: Mike Barnard Ian 2009

Sunday 1 March 2015, 1pm
Saturday 18 July 2015, 1pm
Sunday 16 August 2015, 1pm
Sunday 13 September 2015, 1pm

Duration 3 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

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

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 × 63.5cm. 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