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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: Sydney Ball Infinex III 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 footware 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

Image: James Turrell Sight unseen 2013. Ganzfeld: LED light. Villa e Collezione Panza, Varese (Italy) © James Turrell photograph © Florian Holzherr

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

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 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

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

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

Art Gallery Society AGM

Membership, events and business

Saturday 14 March 2015, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

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

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