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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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Artistic authors or literary artists?

With Susannah Fullerton

Image: William Blake Job’s evil dreams 1825 (detail) from Illustrations of The Book of Job

Thursday 5 May 2016, 2.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Saturday 7 May 2016, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Saturday 7 May 2016, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Tang culture and its influence

Hear from the experts

Image: Dragon c700s (detail), Shaanxi History Museum

Saturdays 2pm
16 & 30 April, 7 May 2016

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Creating a tea aesthetic in Tang Dynasty poetry

With visiting scholar Prof James A Benn

Image: Container in tortoise shape c800-74, Famen Temple Museum

Wednesday 11 May 2016, 12pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Tang cosmopolitanism

An interdisciplinary symposium

Image: Mural of females c710 (detail), Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology

Saturday 14 May 2016, 9.30am

Duration 7 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

The magic line workshop BOOKED OUT

Sketching with Mike Barnard

Image: courtesy Mike Barnard

Saturday 14 May 2016, 1pm

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

Armchair travel: Egypt

With Christopher Hartney

Saturday 14 May 2016, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Print it workshop BOOKED OUT

Printmaking with Andrew Totman

Image: courtesy Andrew Totman

Sunday 15 May 2016, 10.15am

Duration 6 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Art, music and literature

With Andy Bromberger

Image: Pablo Picasso Three musicians 1921 (detail), oil on canvas, Philadelphia Museum of Art, E Gallatin Collection, 1952. Bridgeman Images © Pablo Picasso/Succession Pablo Picasso. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Thursday 12 & 19 May 2016, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Coffee tour: Tang

Discover treasures from the Silk Road

Image: Man on horseback 706 (detail), Qianling Museum

Tuesday 17 & Saturday 21 May 2016, 1pm

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

Shocking art

With Juliet Holmes à Court

Image: Juliet Holmes à Court

Saturday 21 May 2016, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Coptic bookbinding workshop BOOKED OUT

With Michelle Lackenby

Image: courtesy Michelle Lackenby

Sunday 22 May 2016, 10am

Duration 4 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Private eye: Macquarie Group Collection

An exclusive tour for members

Image: 50 Martin Place

Tuesday 24 May 2016, 6pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Charges apply

James Gleeson male nudes

A viewing of drawings at Watters Gallery

Image: James Gleeson Untitled 1953 (detail)

Thursday 26 May 2016, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Go with the flow

Mixed-media workshop with Nikki Donald

Image: courtesy Nikki Donald

Sunday 12 June 2016, 10.30am

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

Slippery prints workshop

Gyotaku-inspired printmaking with Andrew Totman

image: Andrew Totman Memories 2014

Sunday 26 June 2016, 10.15am

Duration 5 hours, 45 minutes
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Free viewing for members

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection

Image: Frida Kahlo Diego on my mind (Self portrait as Tehuana) 1943 (detail), The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of Mexican Art © 2016 Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico DF

Sunday 26 June 2016, 5.15pm
Monday 27 June 2016, 10am

Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Free

You say you want a revolution

A Learning Curve lecture series with Dr Christopher Hartney

Image: Emanuel Leutze Washington crossing the Delaware 1851 (detail), oil on canvas, 378.5 × 647.7 cm, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bridgeman Images

Various Fridays 10.30am and Saturdays 11am
11 March - 9 July 2016
See listing for dates

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Armchair travel: Moscow and St Petersburg

With Kenneth Park

Image: St Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow

Saturday 16 July 2016, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Armchair travel: Contemporary art and literature in India

With Joyce Morgan

Image: Man Sagar Lake, Jaipur

Saturday 23 July 2016, 11.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Unwrapping art: next steps

With Jonathan Cooper

image: John Olsen The woman 1990 (detail) © John Olsen. Licensed by Viscopy, Australia

Saturdays 2pm
25 June - 23 July 2016

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Funky felting workshop

With Denise Lithgow

Image: courtesy Denise Lithgow

Sunday 19 June, 21 August 2016, 10.30am

Duration 5 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Peter Griffen workshops 2016

Weekend painting workshops at the artist's studio

Various Fridays-Sundays in 2016
See listing for details

Charges apply

Drawing the collection 2016

With Jennifer Keeler-Milne

Image: Jennifer Keeler-Milne

Various weekends in 2016, 10am - 4pm
See listing for dates

Duration 6 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Workshops: Keeping it contemporary

With Karen O’Connor

Various Saturdays in 2016, 10.30am
See listing for details

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

Art appreciation lecture series 2016

Collectors and collections

Image: Jan Brueghel and PP Rubens The sense of sight 1617 (detail), Prado, Madrid, Spain. Bridgeman Images

Various Wednesdays 6pm and Thursdays 1pm
27 January - 17 November 2016
See listing for dates

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Absolute beginners 2016

Monthly classes with Brenda Tye

Various Fridays and Saturdays in 2016, 1pm
See listing for dates

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

Resonate 2016

Concert series

Image: Slava Grigoryan and Sharon Draper, courtesy the artists

Various dates in 2016, 7pm

Duration 3 hours
Charges apply

Art essentials 2016

With Brenda Tye

Various Fridays in 2016, 10.30am
See listing for details

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

Gallery Express 2016

A bus tour for members only of selected commercial galleries

Various Wednesdays and Thursdays in 2016
See listing for details

Duration 3 hours
Location: Front of the Gallery
Charges apply

Art Club 2016

For children aged 9-13

Various Saturdays and Sundays in 2016
10.30am, 1pm and 3pm
See listing for details

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

Kids Club 2016

For children aged 5–8

Various Saturdays and Sundays in 2016
10.30am, 1pm, 3pm
See listing for details

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